PHOENIX – Halsey doubled down on his support for abortion rights on Wednesday while responding to fans who left upset at his Sunday night concert at PhoenixArizona.
That night, Halsey criticized the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe vs. Wadeprompting some fans to quit the show.
The 27-year-old singer, who uses the pronouns she/they, pleaded with fans to “do the job” to protect everyone’s rights “for the rest of their lives” while addressing the crowd at the Ak-Chin Pavilion about their pro-choice stance between a break in songs.
Halsey later caught on Twitter to support their opinions.
“The ‘people pay to see you sing without hearing your opinions’ argument is so dumb,” she wrote. “No, you paid to see me use a scene as a form of expression in the way I choose. Sorry, you lack the critical mind to realize that the rhetorical power of music doesn’t always serve your escape.”
During Sunday’s concert, Halsey paced as she addressed the crowd in a video shared on Twitter.
“The truth is, my heart breaks watching this audience because I see so many people who deserve to have amazing lives, who deserve the right to the health care they need, who deserve the right to choose themselves- same in the situation where there is a choice,” Halsey said.
“If you don’t like it, you can go home right now, I don’t care.”
One fan tweeted: “THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WENT OUT OF HALSEY’S CONCERT AFTER A NIGHTMARE WHEN SHE TALKED ABORTION WAS NIL. FIGHT FOR WHAT IS RIGHT.”
The “Without Me” singer didn’t seem fazed, writing, “The downside of going outdoors: no doors to hit them on the way out.”
Halsey shared similar words with the audience on Tuesday night’s show in Dallas at the Dos Equis pavilion where People magazine reported fans started chanting “F— [Texas Attorney General] Ken Paxton!” and “F— [Governor] Greg Abbott!”
“Honored to have my audience,” Halsey tweeted Wednesday. “Proud that they cultivate a space where emotion and action meet. I love doing what I do. And expect me to always tell the truth when I’m up there. The show must Continue.”
Halsey and her partner Alev Aydin welcomed their son Ender Ridley in July 2021.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 14: Halsey arrives at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards broadcast live on FOX at Microsoft Theater on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
The Decision of June 24 by SCOTUS actually finished recognition of a constitutional right to abortion, which had been in place since 1973, and gives each state the power to authorize, limit or completely ban the practice.
Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh voted to end the historic federal abortion protection. Chief Justice John Roberts did not approve of Roe’s ending.
“The Majority overruled Roe and Casey for one and only one reason: because they always despised them, and now they have the votes to overrule them,” judges Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan wrote in a statement. joint of 59 pages. CONTESTATION.
“In setting aside the Roe and Casey decisions, this Court betrays its guiding principles. Sadly – for this Court, but more so, for the many millions of American women who today have lost fundamental constitutional protection – we disagree. »
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