Halsey has gone viral by revealing the truth about being bisexual – and fans couldn’t agree more
Halsey is famously outspoken about her sexuality.
It’s one of the most endearing qualities of the American singer-songwriter, who hit number one with her latest album, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.
She told executives: “I’m not putting an artist on this song unless they’re f***ing gay” – and she got her way.
And the second single she released from her latest album was Bad At Love, another brilliant song about same-sex relationships.
Last night, she spoke out yet again in order to increase bisexual representation.
In doing so, she highlighted a troubling way in which bi people are viewed.
On Twitter, she wrote: “So if I’m dating a guy I’m straight, and if I date a woman, I’m a lesbian.
“The only way to be a #True bisexual is to date 2 people at once.”
It’s an impossible catch-22 of a situation that can only fuel bi-erasure.
Another struggle was on show in Halsey’s comments, as many people who don’t understand irony condemned polygamy – a natural consequence of being polyamorous.
Westworld star Evan Rachel Wood agreed with Halsey, writing in response: “To [everyone] except your partners. Then you are too gay or too straight.
“And when you have 2 partners people think you’re a sex addict. ”
The actress, who has long been an LGBT activist, lashed out at Ben Affleck earlier this year after it emerged that the actor had allegedly said kissing a man was his “greatest acting challenge,” calling on him to “grow up”.
Another fan wrote that they were “gonna print that tweet out and hand it out to the people who actually think like that”.
Another simply tweeted: “PREACH”.
One fan wrote: “MY DRAFTS IS MY MOOD RIGHT NOW,” below which she posted a picture of her drafts, which read: “i love you halsey” over and over again.
One dubbed Halsey “queen of bisexuality”.
And another fan pointed out: “If I like mountain dew and coke, drinking one doesn’t mean I stopped liking the other.”
Another fan wrote: “I can feel this tweet on a spiritual level”.
Sounds about right.
This gif also pretty much sums up the mood among fans.
— kait is a fucking astronaut | THANK YOU MICHAEL (@outrspccarryon) December 18, 2017
A wise fan wrote in response: “I relate to this so much.
They added that “people need to realise that who you’re in a relationship with DOES NOT erase your sexuality.
“bi and dating a man? you’re still attracted to women. bi and dating a woman? you’re still attracted to men.
“IT. IS. NOT. HARD. TO. UNDERSTAND. ffs people”.
Another tweeted: “Wise words from a fellow bi! Not everything black or white. Or blue or red. There’s grey and purple…”
One lamented: “The perpetual quagmire of not being gay enough or straight enough for anyone”.
And yet another observed that “im not less of a bisexual guy if I’m in a serious [monogamous] relationship with a girl, thank you”.