Halsey Says She Received ‘Heinous’ Threats After Performing With a Female Dancer
When backlash first arose after Halsey's performance during The Voice Season 15 finale last December, she was happy about it.
"Very proud of the emotional performance i did with @JadeChynoweth on @NBCTheVoice tonight," she tweeted at the time "And also very proud to have pissed off [the] homophobic viewers at home who missed the message." For those who missed the "controversial" performance, Halsey passionately danced with actress/dancer Jade Chynoweth, which didn't sit well with all of America. Now, however, the 25-year-old is revealing that there was more to it than just pissing off some people. She actually received some pretty disturbing threats.
“People were going, ‘What is this lesbian garbage on my TV?’” she revealed during a recent interview with The Times. “My phone number leaked, my email leaked. People were texting me things like, ‘I’m going to rape you straight.’ Heinous stuff.”
“There are performances by other artists that are way more sexual," she continued, pointing out hateful viewers' hypocrisy. “Here’s what’s important, though — the young people sitting on the couch next to that angry dad, that angry mom, hearing them spewing hatred. The kid that’s scared to come out needs to see that on the TV.”
Halsey's continuing her journey of empowerment with a new Manic, which will be released on January 17, 2020. She's also set to embark on her Manic World Tour in early 2020.