Halsey Slams ‘Anti-LGBTQ Religious Propaganda’ at Her Concerts
Halsey wants fans to know she won't be tolerating any anti-LGBTQ rhetoric at her concerts.
"people bring anti-LGBT religious propaganda to my concerts a lot and it’s like, I feel like I’ve done enough good in the world that God’s gonna forgive me for eating some p--y," the 23-year-old singer, who is openly bisexual, tweeted on Monday (August 27).
A follower then pointed to Halsey's second Hopeless Fountain Kingdom single "Strangers," a same-sex love song, as reason for why flagrantly homophobic showgoers should know better than to attend her concerts.
"or like when people leave during strangers.......LIKE WHY THE F--K WOULD U COME TO UR SHOW," they tweeted, to which Halsey responded: "I am happy when they leave. My show is a safe place. Plus they’re out numbered lol."
Since raising to fame in 2015, Halsey has been vocal about her sexuality and the difficulties she's faced because of it, so it should go without saying that she'd want her LGBTQ fans to feel welcome and accepted at her shows.
“I spent the past year and the year before that working really hard to be a better representative of the LGBT community,” she said while accepting the Outstanding Music Artist title at the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards in May. "I’m a young, bisexual woman, and I’ve spent a large part of my life trying to validate myself — to my friends, to my family, to myself — trying to prove that who I love and how I feel is not a phase; it’s not part of some confusion that’s going to change or could be manipulated. So I tried really hard to find the courage this year to write female pronouns into my music."