Similar to what Rammstein did on stage in Moscow, The 1975's Matty Healy protested Dubai's anti-LGBT laws by kissing a male fan during a show there last night (8/14). Homosexuality is illegal in the country and is punishable for up to ten years of imprisonment. Matty later tweeted, "Thank you Dubai you were so amazing. I don’t think we’ll be allowed back due to my ‘behaviour’ but know that I love you and I wouldn’t have done anything differently given the chance again. But who knows maybe they will let me back in let’s just wait and see :)"
The FADER posted a now-deleted video of the kiss, which a fan posted to Twitter and captioned, "The 1975. Matty Healy. He did that. He kissed a man at today’s concert in Dubai, UAE where homosexuality is ILLEGAL. I am forever grateful for everything these incredible men have done for us." The article points out that after the kiss, Matty said to the crowd, "We're all human, right?"