- 22 Jul 21
The American pop singer's announcement of stopping press comes less than a week after giving birth to their first child, Ender Ridley Aydin, with boyfriend Alev Aydin.
In a series of deleted tweets, Halsey has said that they will no longer talk to press after a magazine failed to use their preferred pronouns.
The pop singer announced in March that they use she/they pronouns, but their most recent cover story with Allure did not include the gender-neutral pronoun.
"Hey @Allure_magazine. 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," Halsey wrote in one of the now-deleted tweets.
The publication not only failed to include 'they' in the article, but also neglected to use it in the article's promotional tweet. It has since been deleted because Halsey accused them of using one of the singer's quotes out of context.
"Throughout her life, @halsey has struggled with her identity as a white passing Black woman (her mother is white and her father is Black). 'A lot of people try to write off a lot of my experiences because I present white,'" wrote Allure.
Halsey said the quote was "bastardised" and they had "intentionally used a portion that was the antithesis of the point [they were] trying to make." The singer had even discussed in the article how they do not usually do press anymore because they're constantly exploited and misquoted.
The full quote from the article said: "A lot of people try to write off a lot of my experiences because I present white. No matter how many tears I've shed because I'm not connecting with my family or my culture in a way that I would like too, or because the waitress thinks I'm the babysitter when I go out with my family, none of that would compare to the tears that I would shed for presenting phenotypically Black and the disadvantages and the violence that I would face because of that."
Allure has since updated the article to reflect Halsey's pronouns. "We've heard your feedback and you're absolutely right: we messed up. We are adjusting our cover story with Halsey to use both 'she' and 'they' pronouns," the publication wrote in a tweet.