Halsey is currently at the center of a heated online debate surrounding an alleged tweet from 2014.
As MTV News UK reports, the #HalseyIsOverParty hashtag began picking up steam after people began circulating screenshots of a now-deleted tweet, in which the singer allegedly wrote, "I keep promising underage fans that I'm gonna make out with them. I am SO going to jail." The publication also reports that the fan kissing was considered a meet-and-greet "tradition" for the 19-year-old Halsey at the time.
And while there seems to be a strong contingent of commentators defending Halsey by calling the hashtag "embarrassing" and pointing toward K-pop stans as the "source" of the backlash, the resurfacing of old meet-and-greet video footage has continued to stoke the flames.
#HalseyIsOverParty why does this even exist? y’all really coming for halsey when ur fave has a list of shit they’ve done in the past that they haven’t even apologized for. just let the girl live .— hope🍊 (@caIifornianeyes) November 1, 2019
The #HalseyIsOverParty is embarrassing. This is why no one likes kpop stans because you all can't let humans make mistakes and drag them until the end of time. It doesn't excuse what Halsey has done but she apologised and moved on. You should too.— - ̗̀(๑ᵔ⌔ᵔ๑) (@guruyoongi) November 1, 2019
Fuck bts and fuck your army bullshit y’all fake as fuck and switch up so fast I had a reason for not trusting y’all STINKY #HalseyIsOverParty— Connor (@ManicBlud) November 1, 2019
"This tweet just finally caught up to her So yeah she's still gross," one person wrote, while another user argued that while they aren't really a Halsey fan, "it's really funny to see people defending her and saying 'she doesn't do it anymore.'"
They continued, "but if she were a man it literally wouldnt matter if she stopped she still kissed underage girls."
#HalseyIsOverParty i don’t really care about Halsey but it’s really funny to see people defending her and saying “she doesn’t do it anymore” but if she were a man it literally wouldnt matter if she stopped she still kissed underage girls lol...Chile anyways pic.twitter.com/muvUXAWF6j— Tia (@kiwisdarling) November 1, 2019
I just spent way too long in the #HalseyIsOverParty tag just to try and find out wtf she did bc it was all just kpop fancams— ʕʘ‿ʘʔ (@_pastelghost) November 1, 2019
So for anyone else trying to figure this shit out it’s nothing new
This tweet just finally caught up to her
So yeah she’s still gross
[insert fancam here] pic.twitter.com/J5UgFXuoTB
That said, as the publication noted, some Halsey fans say the entire thing is being blown out of proportion. As one person claimed, it "was just a joke" and "she staged her kiss, had her thumb between lips and had her lips closed and her kiss was only 0.5 sec."
She's not gross, this was just a joke. Her fans WANTED to be kissed, not like Halsey forced them to kiss her. She staged her kiss, had her thumb between lips and had her lips closed and her kiss was only 0.5 sec.— Tina Desai forever (@ForeverDesai) November 1, 2019
Meanwhile, one Halsey defender said people are "coming for halsey for something she hasnt done for 5-6 years now and was something fans ASKED her to do for a m&g photo," while another user argued that, "if I made a thread to showcase every single mistake your favs made it would be a long ass list."
"if you think your favs are perfect then you need a drop of reality," they wrote. "halsey has apologized for every mistake she has made but y'all still wanna act childish its cool."
Halsey has done more for all marginalized communities than all of kpop groups put together. she’s an advocate for LGBTQ+ and women’s rights, donates to charity organizations and shares her experiences. Y’all have no moral to talk shit on her grow up #HalseyIsOverParty— RUBY!!! (@17MINUTESX) November 1, 2019
if I made a thread to showcase every single mistake your favs made it would be a long ass list. if you think your favs are perfect then you need a drop of reality. halsey has apologized for every mistake she has made but y’all still wanna act childish its cool #HalseyIsOverParty— RUBY!!! (@17MINUTESX) November 1, 2019
Halsey has yet to respond to the criticism.
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