Halsey Responds to Internet Troll’s Claim That She’s Using the LGBTQ Community as a ‘Marketing Strategy’
Halsey responded to an internet troll’s claim that she is using the LGBTQ+ community as marketing strategy to further her career.
The exchange took place after Halsey posted an Instagram image with the caption, “peak bi gurl [girl] evolution.” The purple-hued image showed Halsey performing on stage in Brazil while donning leather pants and a t-shirt with stage lights illuminating her from behind .
Instagram user @borasavage commented under the photo, “rainbow is the new marketing strategy.” The comment referred to Halsey supporting the LGBTQ+ community by attending events, speaking about the community at her concerts and being a member of the community herself. (Halsey identifies as bisexual.)
Halsey shut the troll down by citing her support throughout the years. “There’s been a [rainbow Pride] flag in my show for five years,” Halsey replied. “You’re just not paying attention you whiny little baby.”
In 2018, Halsey responded to another internet troll who claimed she was not bisexual because she was dating a man. The exchange happened when Halsey posted an image of herself on the cover of a magazine’s Pride issue for National Coming Out Day.
Halsey has previously spoken about bisexual visibility. “So if I’m dating a guy I’m straight, and if I date a woman, I’m a lesbian,” she tweeted. “The only way to be a #True bisexual is to date 2 people at once.”
See the Instagram post, below.