Halsey has hit back at trolls who told her she wasn’t bisexual because she’s going out with a man.

To celebrate National Coming Out Day on Thursday, the star posted an Instagram photo of her on the cover of a magazine’s pride issue — only to receive hateful comments telling her she wasn’t queer.



The “Bad At Love” singer has had to deal with bi-erasure before, tweeting last year that “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.”

LAS VEGAS, NV - MAY 20: Halsey attends the 2018 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 20, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for dcp)
Halsey has been out and proud for three years (Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty)

She put the satire to one side this time, though, after commenters responded to her message that “ya girl is #OutAndProud” with replies like: “Out as what?? You’re dating a man.”

Another wrote: “Pride for what shes a straight girl who hook up with the occasion fm when shes high.”

There were other comments questioning how she could be queer if she was going out with a man, namely her current boyfriend, rapper G-Eazy.

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: G-Eazy (L) and Halsey attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images For dcp)
G-Eazy and Halsey (Kevork Djansezian/Getty)

“But isn’t she with g eazy,” wrote one, while another commenter said: “What about @g_eazy ?”

These haters apparently didn’t absorb the end of Halsey’s caption, where she wrote: “Easily one of the mostest proudest moments of my life!” followed by the bisexual flag in heart emojis.

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 15: Lauren Jauregui and Halsey performs onstage during Power 96.1’s Jingle Ball 2017 Presented by Capital One at Philips Arena on December 15, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for iHeartMedia )
Halsey and Lauren Jauregui singing together (Paras Griffin/Getty)

The 24-year-old singer, who has released explicitly bisexual love songs — like “Strangers” with bi Fifth Harmony star Lauren Jauregui — used her Instagram story to hit back.

“So I posted on my Instagram for National Coming Out Day that I’m out and proud, and everyone’s commenting like, ‘But aren’t you dating G-Eazy?'” she said into the camera, before making an important public service announcement.

Halsey tells it how it is (iamhalsey/instagram)

“So I wanted to take a moment to make a PSA to remind you that — bisexual people. We exist.”

Her fans loved this clapback, with one tweeting: THANK YOU!! If @halsey dates a man, she’s still bisexual, and if she dated a woman, she would STILL BE BISEXUAL!!”

“If she dated a woman, she would STILL BE BISEXUAL!!” (yomartanmi/twitter)

Another wrote: “Halsey doing her PSA that bisexual people exist! HELL YES QUEEN. BI PRIDE.”

“HELL YES QUEEN. BI PRIDE 🏳️‍🌈.” (_fmuoasl/twitter)

And one fan needed caps lock to express her excitement, tweeting: “HALSEY JUST WENT ON A RANT CAUSE SHE SAID SHE WAS OUT AND PEOPLE WERE TALKING S**T AND SHE WENT umm bisexual people exist. WE STANNNNN @halsey.”

“WE STANNNNN” (sheriffsregina/twitter)

Halsey has never been afraid to speak out about her sexuality, demonstrating this fact once again by releasing “Bad At Love,” a song about same-sex relationships, as the second single from her album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.

The star came out in 2015 — unlike the at least 37 celebrities who have taken the brave step over the past 12 months.




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