Halsey Defends Decision To Speak Out On Abortion Rights

Halsey fired off a few tweets earlier this week, defending her decision to speak out on abortion rights.

Halsey, who uses she/they pronouns, wrote, “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.”

She continued, “Honored to have my audience. 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.”

Last weekend, during Halsey’s show in Arizona, she told the crowd, “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 healthcare that they need, who deserve the right to choose themselves in a situation where there is a choice. I’m hoping 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. If you don’t like it, I don’t know why you came to a Halsey concert, because I’ve never been shy that this is how I feel.”

Halsey also shared with a Twitter user that she showed abortion statistics at her recent show.

She typed, “16,500 people came to my last show. I’m gonna be fine because my fans are on.”

Halsey has been an advocate for women’s reproductive rights for some time, but her recent tweets come after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.