“Without Me” singer Halsey lashed out at fans who left her Arizona concert on Sunday night after she went on a lengthy pro-abortion rant on stage.
“The “people pay to see you sing not hear your views” argument is so dumb,” the singer tweeted on Wednesday. “No, you paid to see me use a stage as a form of expression in the manner that I choose. Sorry you lack the critical thinking to realize that the rhetorical power of music doesn’t always serve your escapism.”
The “people pay to see you sing not hear your views” argument is so dumb. No, you paid to see me use a stage as a form of expression in the manner that I choose. Sorry you lack the critical thinking to realize that the rhetorical power of music doesn’t always serve your escapism.
— h (@halsey) June 29, 2022
Halsey, who goes by “they/them,” reportedly gave a pro-abortion speech during their set, and told the people who didn’t like it to go home, which prompted a number of fans to leave the outdoor venue.
“The truth is that my heart breaks looking out into this audience because I see so many people who deserve to have incredible lives, who deserve the right to health care that they need, who deserve the right to choose themselves in the situation where there is a choice,” They remarked.
halsey’s speech about abortion in arizona tonight. i love them forever pic.twitter.com/mGnbK6V8yc
— emo steph (@stephxvg) June 27, 2022
“I look at every single one of you, and I don’t want you to ever have to be in a situation where you don’t have access to that,” the “Him & I” crooner continued. “If you don’t like it, you can go home right now, I don’t care.”
Halsey was clearly upset when concertgoers took her advice and left the venue. “Downside of doing outdoor venues: no door to hit them on the way out,” they posted on Monday.
“Honored to have my audience,” Halsey wrote in a follow-up post. “Proud they cultivate a space where emotion and action meet. Love doing what I do. And expect me to always tell the truth when I get up there. Show must go on.”