.@matuychich I was quoting Cristian Siriano from Project Runway & at 14 had no idea it was a slur. I'm terribly sorry and I've learned since— HALSEY (@halsey) August 29, 2015
In another now-deleted tweet, Halsey made fun of Rihanna and Chris Brown's abusive relationship, saying that she and her friend would dress up as Chris Brown and Rihanna for Halloween.
Halsey also found herself trying to save face when confronted with a past tweet in which she made fun of Ariana Grande. Halsey said that Ariana Grande looks like she "dresses like life is an eternal quinceañera." When confronted with this tweet, Halsey told a fan that she loves Ariana Grande and that fans only dig up tweets where she's criticizing Ariana and not the ones where she's talking about how much she loves her.
Ariana Grande dresses like life is an eternal quinceañera.— HALSEY (@halsey) September 23, 2013
@bellxbutera it wasn't. Everyone wants to dig up tweets but won't RT the ones where I talk about how much I LOVE Ariana.— HALSEY (@halsey) August 29, 2015
Realizing that she had to explain herself, Halsey tweeted that she believes that her young age is a perfectly valid excuse for problematic stuff she tweeted. She went on, saying that if you're 15 and have the Internet, you're lucky to have a "PC dialogue wide open to be discussed."
@MUSICHOEZJM I believe age certainly does matter. If you're a minor + don't have the right influences educating u your mindset can be fucked— HALSEY (@halsey) August 29, 2015
If you're 15 + you have the Internet congratulations. You have a world of influence to educate you + a PC dialogue wide open to be discussed— HALSEY (@halsey) August 29, 2015
In another tweet that was dug up, Halsey makes fun of Hilary Duff's acting. While watching "Raise Your Voice," Halsey tweets, "I never realized how much Hilary Duff really can't act. Damn."
I'm re watching "Raise Your Voice" and man I love this movie but I never realized how much Hilary Duff really can't act. Damn.— HALSEY (@halsey) September 15, 2013
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