Fans left Halsey’s concert in protest after her controversial pro-abortion speech during her “Love and Power Tour” concert in Phoenix, Arizona, last weekend.
Halsey, a Grammy-winning artist whose real name is Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, spoke out against the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade during her concert.
According to Billboard, the 27-year-old singer and activist urged her fans to be politically involved in the topic.
“Here in Arizona, you guys got to promise me that you’re gonna do that work so that the person to the left of you and to the right of you has that right for the rest of their lives,” Halsey said.
Many of her fans were angered by Halsey’s statement. She also said on stage that they might leave the performance if they disagreed with her.
“If you don’t like it, you can go home right now — I don’t care.”
“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,” she continued before chanting, “My body!”
Watch the video below:
Halsey giving an obscene pro-abortion speech at her Arizona concert.
“What you should be doing is sharing stories about how you’ve benefited from abortion somehow”.
I’ll say it again…this is a wicked generation.pic.twitter.com/k3pDYVwOew
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) June 30, 2022
A Twitter user said that a large number of people left Halsey’s concert after she delivered a statement on the “right” to abortion.
Many people walked out of a @halsey concert in Arizona when she gave a ‘right’ to abortion speech and led a “my body, my choice” chant. I guess she forgot people paid for the ‘right’ to hear her sing? 😂
— Julia 🇺🇸 (@Jules31415) June 29, 2022
Halsey, who goes by she/they pronouns, addressed the fans who left her show in Arizona, saying, “downside of doing outdoor venues: no door to hit them on the way out.”
downside of doing outdoor venues: no door to hit them on the way out 👋🏼 https://t.co/qc8q8mshd9
— h (@halsey) June 28, 2022
She also tweeted that people lack the critical thinking to understand that music’s rhetorical power doesn’t always serve 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
The woke singer did the same thing on her show in Texas and gave a speech for reproductive rights.
Watch: Warning Explicit Language
HALSEY’S SPEECH AFTER NIGHTMARE TONIGHT. I’VE NEVER SCREAMED LOUDER IN MY WHOLE LIFE pic.twitter.com/UIilmy9s4U
— daphne 🖤 (@stardustdaph) June 29, 2022
Halsey then wrote an article in Vogue where she claimed that she had suffered three miscarriages in the past.
She then said something ridiculous about how her abortion gave way to her son.
“My abortion saved my life and gave way for my son to have his. Every person deserves the right to choose when, if, and how they have this dangerous and life-altering experience. I will hold my son in one arm, and fight with all my might with the other,” she wrote.
In an essay for Vogue, Halsey wrote that they’ve suffered three miscarriages in the past, one of which required a medically necessary abortion so that the singer didn’t “risk going into sepsis” https://t.co/iLZwv1CpAl
— billboard (@billboard) July 2, 2022