Halsey Says She Will No Longer Do Interviews | 22 Words

Halsey has announced she will no longer be doing press interviews after a magazine "deliberately disrespected" their preferred pronouns and shared one of their quotes out of context.

The twenty-six-year-old singer shared her anger with Allure Magazine this week after they featured her as the August cover story, which was published last week.

Back in March, Halsey changed her pronouns on social media to "she/they" clarifying that she is comfortable with both and they can be used interchangeably.

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"For those asking RE: my updated Instagram bio, I am happy with either pronouns," she said at the time. "The inclusion of 'they,' in addition to 'she,' feels most authentic to me. If you know me at all you know what it means to me to express this outwardly."

As of Wednesday, the Allure article includes references to Halsey using both "they" and "she" which was noted by BuzzFeed was changed after publication, as the interview was originally published only using she/her pronouns.

The outlet announced the update of the Halsey interview on Twitter last week in a tweet that read: "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."

"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," the singer wrote.

In another tweet, Halsey also accused the outlet of promoting the interview by using one of their quotes out of context, referring to a since-deleted tweet from the magazine that read: "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 responded to the quote accusing Allure of bastardizing the 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."

In the interview, Halsey, who describes herself as "white-passing" and explained that her experiences are written off because they "present white," however it does not "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".

"A lot of people try to write off a lot of my experiences because I present white," they told Allure. "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 to, 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."

They told the magazine that they "don't do press anymore" because they "just don't translate very well in print". They concluded their tweets with one final one that read "#NoMorePress goodbye" along with a red heart emoji.

Last week, Halsey welcomed their first child, Ender, into the world with boyfriend Alev Aydin. The news comes less than 2 weeks after the singer announced her punk-rock album, "If I Can't Have Love, I Want Power" (out August 27th), which she called "a concept album about the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth."

The NSFW artwork features a Renaissance-themed Halsey with a bare breast and a bay open her lap, emanating the classic Madonna and her baby.