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Halsey Won’t Do Press Anymore, Says Their Pronouns Were Disrespected

Halsey attends a basketball game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers at Staples Center on January 13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California.
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Halsey is done with giving interviews. The new mom, 26, who uses she/they pronouns, is quitting press time after an interview with Allure.

The “Without Me” singer recently appeared on the magazine’s August cover and took to Twitter after the feature on them dropped. Halsey, who is openly bisexual, has publicly used she/they pronouns since March, when they announced on Instagram that they would be including ‘they/them’ pronouns going forward. The Allure piece only referred to the singer as she or her, which made them feel disrespected.

In a series of since-deleted tweets, the “Bad at Love” hitmaker made their frustrations clear with the beauty outlet. “First your writer made a focal point in my cover story my pronouns and you guys deliberately disrespected them by not using them in the article,” they wrote.

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They also appeared to take issue with a quote about their racial identity that was taken out of context, writing: “Then your admin bastardized a quote where I discuss the privilege of being the white child of a black parent [and] intentionally used a portion that was the antithesis of the point I was trying to make.”

Halsey is biracial, with a Black father and a white mother. They are white-passing, but have addressed their privilege as being perceived as a white person on numerous occasions, including during the height of the Black Lives Matter protests last summer:

Quitting interviews doesn’t come as a huge surprise to fans of the singer, as they’ve never loved sitting down with the press. They outright told Allure that they don’t do press anymore, and explained why they gave limited interviews during the release of their last album, Manic. “I did, like, two interviews for my last album, which was 16 months ago. I just don’t translate very well in print,” they said. If that wasn’t ironic enough, they added: “Even saying this is going to get me in trouble. I already know that it is.”

With the tweets being deleted, there is a chance that they might backtrack on their statements. Allure has already apologized and amended the piece online to include their they/them pronouns.


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