Halsey is “proud” that homophobes hated her performance on The Voice

Halsey has called out homophobic viewers who didn’t like her performance on The Voice.

The American singer-songwriter, who is proudly bisexual, has fought for LGBTQ representation during her career, and that continued during her rendition of new single Without Me on The Voice US this week.

For the evocative performance, which many fans are calling the best of her career, she enlisted the help of dancer Jade Chynoweth to play her lover, and the two women delivered passionate choreography to accompany the song.

While it was great to see a portrayal of same-sex love on such a huge platform, not everyone was happy with the performance.

“Disgusting. Done with the voice after this BS,” tweeted one bigoted viewer alongside a photo of Halsey and Jade embracing on stage.

True to form, Halsey wasn’t about to take the homophobic backlash lying down.

“I’m very proud of the emotional performance I did with Jade Chynoweth on The Voice tonight,” she wrote on Twitter. “And also very proud to have pissed off the homophobic viewers at home who missed the message. Thanks for watching.”

She continued: “Representation matters. Thanks The Voice for giving a space for this vision to come to life. And thank you Jade Chynoweth for being an incredible human who used her body like the ultimate instrument for this collaboration.”

Despite the hate, Halsey’s performance also received waves of praise from fans, viewers and LGBTQ people who were happy to see representation on their TV screens.

“I hope Halsey never stops. She’s opening up bigger dialogues. This NEEDS to be on prime time tv. THIS IS THE NEW NORMAL,” wrote one Twitter user.

“This was halsey’s best performance of all time. no joke. and it sucks to know people are being complete dicks about it,” another added.

You can watch the beautiful performance below.



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