Halsey has been active at a number of Black Lives Matter protests.
She recently became a topic of controversy when a fan accused her of disowning her “black side.”
The user wrote in a since-deleted tweet:
“Notice how @Halsey never claims her black side, but she ‘supports.’ Stop being ignorant. She’s never claimed her Black side. This is why I will NEVER support her. On her post she says ‘let black ppl speak,’ not ‘let our ppl speak.’ Nah, f—k her.”
Halsey took to Twitter to address the claim and why she doesn’t use “we” when regarding the Black community.
im white passing. it’s not my place to say “we”. it’s my place to help. i am in pain for my family, but nobody is gonna kill me based on my skin color. I’ve always been proud of who I am but it’d be an absolute disservice to say “we” when I’m not susceptible to the same violence. https://t.co/2p6RVJixwl— h (@halsey) June 3, 2020