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British singer Matty Healy's bold stand against Malaysia's anti-LGBT laws led to the cancellation of the Good Vibes Festival in Kuala Lumpur.

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 During The 1975's performance, Healy passionately addressed the audience, expressing frustration with the country's restrictive laws.

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Healy's act of defiance included sharing a kiss with bass player Ross MacDonald on stage, challenging the laws criminalizing homosexuality in Malaysia.

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 Festival officials ordered The 1975 to leave the stage immediately after the controversial performance.

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Malaysia considers homosexuality illegal, punishable by up to 20 years in prison.

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  The festival's organizers announced the cancellation of the remaining schedule, following an official directive.

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 Healy has a history of advocating for LGBTQ+ rights, previously facing criticism for a similar act in Dubai.

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 The cancellation highlights the importance of artists considering social and political climates in countries they perform in.

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 Music and entertainment can be powerful platforms to address critical issues and inspire change.

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HEALY'S COURAGE SPARKED IMPORTANT CONVERSATIONS ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS AND ARTISTS' ROLE IN STANDING UP AGAINST INJUSTICE.