“Welcome to the gang of cool kids cancelled by M’sia,” Jocelyn Chia tells The 1975 frontman

CONTROVERSIAL comedian Jocelyn Chia has landed on Malaysian radar once more, this time by welcoming the disgraced frontman of British band The 1975 Matt Healy to the “gang of cool kids” whom she claimed had been “cancelled” by the country.

Chia, who had previously made global headlines over her “joke” about the missing MH370 flight, also questioned the lack of calls for Healy’s arrest and for Interpol to track him down for breaking Malaysian laws while in the country.

“Welcome Matty Healy to the gang of cool kids ‘cancelled’ by Malaysia lol.

“But wait a minute. Where are the calls for his arrest and Interpol to track him down for actually breaking Malaysian law while IN Malaysia? Has Malaysia gone soft?” she tweeted yesterday (July 23).

“Or could it be.. Gasp.. No…what was it some peeps said about why I was so targeted and I didn’t really believe… Because he’s a white guy?!?! Nah can’t be. Malaysia can’t possibly have such double standards now can it?” she said.

Last week, The 1975 had their performance at the Good Vibes Festival (GVF) 2023 cut short after Healy criticised Malaysia’s anti-LGBT (lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender) laws before proceeding to kiss his male bandmate on stage.

Following the incident, Communications and Digital Minister Fahmi Fadzil had ordered an immediate cancellation of the festival.

In a separate tweet, Chia also ridiculed Malaysia for ironically figuring out “the formula for making world news”.

“Massively overreact to foreign acts + minister level criticism = (BBC + CNN +ABC + CBS) to the power of (IG)(Twitter)(threads)(Facebook),” she tweeted.

“I was catapulted to the front page of CNN and the BBC when the Malaysian police requested Interpol for assistance in locating me (also on CBS, Newsweek etc, Television appearances on FOX, ABC, TMZ).

“And now Malaysia has made [international] news again for cancelling an ENTIRE music festival because ONE male singer kissed another dude on stage.”

Chia went on to ridicule the country for “ironically offering a formula for artistes to gain more fame”.

“I’ve not heard of this singer [until] now and now I’m a fan, and neither had my new-found fans heard of me until Malaysia kicked up a fuss,” she continued.

“So, if Malaysia wants to stop making artists they disapprove of more famous, they actually need to chill. For all we know Matty Healy (who is British) decided to do this after seeing me on the front page of the @BBCWorld lol.”

Earlier this year, Chia, a stand-up comedian based in the United States had joked about Malaysia being a developing country that was far behind and was once “abandoned” by Singapore.

She also took aim at Malaysian airplanes by suggesting they “can’t fly,” before making what many have taken as a reference to Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, the Beijing-bound flight which went missing along with 239 passengers and crew after taking off from Kuala Lumpur on March 8, 2014. – July 24, 2023


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