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Fact Of The Day: Matty Healy loves Harambe.

Fact Of The Day: Matty Healy loves Harambe.

If you’re uncertain of who Harambe is, here’s a quick refresher:

A 17-year-old Western lowland Gorilla, Harambe was shot dead in Cincinnati Zoo after a three-year-old boy climbed into the gorilla enclosure at the zoo, and there was fear for his life. Harambe has since become a Internet sensation and meme - phrases like “Dicks out for Harambe” have become commonplace in 2016.

Harambe certainly has caught on, especially by one Matty Healy - frontman of The 1975. There’s a number of points of evidence of his love for Harambe, which we have compiled into a handy list for you below…

At a recent show, a girl held up a sign asking Matty to write a tattoo for her, and he obliged. However, what he wrote was "RIP Harambe,” perhaps not what she’d had in mind for her The 1975 inspired tattoo. He explained, “It’s a chest piece!”

Watch the hilarity below:

Their Halloween special show (themed in tune with ‘Star Wars’ obviously) had a small shout-out to Harambe in the credit sequence - which said “RIP Harambe”:

He has a habit of dedicating songs to Harambe live - one of the first being a dedication before playing ‘Girls’:


"This song is for Harambe" IM CRYING

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The next was a dedication to him prior to playing ‘Paris’:

Oh, Matty.

Watch The 1975’s ‘A Change of Heart’ music video below…

P.S. Read our latest interview with The 1975 here.

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