Halsey accidentally called for another 9/11 while trying to shade a review of her new album
Singer-songwriter and bisexual icon Halsey apologised profusely after unintentionally calling for a second 9/11.
Halsey suffered one of the worst Twitter blunders in recent memory when she tried to throw shade at Pitchfork over a middling review of her new album.
The infamously pop-averse site gave Maniac a 6.5, citing “the tedium of modern pop… painfully stretched ballads [and] overly sanitized rhythms”.
In response Halsey tweeted: “Can the basement that they run p*tchfork out of just collapse already.”
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) January 23, 2020
As a number of followers noted, Pitchfork is run not out of a basement, but in the Condé Nast offices at One World Trade Center, which stands on the site of the 9/11 atrocities.
Halsey, obviously oblivious to this fact until it was pointed out, swiftly deleted the tweet and posted a heartfelt apology.
“ABSOLUTELY deleted it upon realising this,” she wrote in another now-deleted tweet.
“Was just trying to make a joke! Intended zero harm. Just figured I could poke at them back with the same aloof passive aggression they poke at artists with! Clearly a misunderstanding <3.”
Fortunately, fans saw the funny side of Halsey’s error.
Halsey mistakenly (??) advocating for another 9/11 over a Pitchfork album review will be the funniest thing that happens in 2020.
— Anthony Carmen (@nthonyCarmen) January 23, 2020
I THOUGHT THAT HALSEY CALLING FOR ANOTHER 9/11 THING WAS A JOKE I’M LOSING MY MIND
— isaac ? (@scientologywife) January 24, 2020
halsey’s managers after she tweeted about doing 9/11 round 2 pic.twitter.com/jUJU0PK81C
— georgina (@g2orgina) January 24, 2020
halsey accidentally calling for a second 9/11 has the same energy as Lorde’s bathtub pic.twitter.com/PQEnEuBDi4
— professional victim (@joeyhanndsome) January 24, 2020
Halsey releases Maniac a year after ‘all hell broke loose’.
Maniac, Halsey’s third album, arrives more than a year after the release of its number one lead single ‘Without Me.’
The singer recently revealed that “all hell broke loose” after she performed the track with a female dancer on the 2018 final of The Voice.
“People were going, ‘What is this lesbian garbage on my TV?’” she told The Sunday Times.
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“My phone number leaked, my email leaked. People were texting me things like, ‘I’m going to rape you straight.’ Heinous stuff.”