Halsey will no longer do press. The singer announced in a series of tweets after a magazine misused their pronouns.
“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 a tweet, which has since been deleted.
In March, Halsey announced that they would be using she/they pronouns going forward. “For those asking RE: my updated Instagram bio, I am happy with either pronouns,” the singer wrote on their Instagram story at the time. “The inclusion of ‘they,’ in addition to ‘she,’ feels most authentic to me.” The magazine acknowledged in the story that the pop star now uses she/they pronouns but chose to exclusively use she/her throughout the rest of the piece. Later, the story was amended to include both.
In their tweets, the singer also called attention to a quote that she says was taken out of context in order to promote the story on Twitter. The tweet, which the magazine has since deleted, said: “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.’”
Halsey tweeted: “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.”
She also specifically mentioned in the interview they don’t like doing press. “I don’t do press anymore. I did, like, two interviews for my last album, which was 16 months ago,” she told the magazine. “I just don’t translate very well in print. Even saying this is going to get me in trouble. I already know that it is … I think sometimes [with] women who are articulate, people read it as pretentious.”
Now, it seems like Halsey is actually done with the press now. The singer concluded their tweets by writing: “#NoMorePress goodbye,” a hashtag that many fans rallied behind.