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Halsey Apologizes For Joking About World Trade Center 'Collapsing'

By Whitney Vasquez

Halsey is backtracking after making an unintentional joke about the World Trade Center. The "You Should Be Sad" singer was responding to a negative Pitchfork review about her album "Manic" where they rated it a 6.5 out of 10 and stated, "the album’s most compelling moments are overpowered by the tedium of modern pop." Pitchfork also said the tunes were more like “amorphous, chameleonic pop I’ve come to associate with sitting miserably in the backseat of a Lyft.” Ouch!

What She Said:


Halsey has said in the past that she poured her heart into this album and didn't take their review lightly. In a since-deleted tweet, captured by Pop Crave, Halsey responded by stating, “Can the basement that they run P*tchfork out of just collapse already.” The online magazine's offices are located in One World Trade Center in New York City, which was built after 9/11. Halsey quickly gained backlash with several responding by informing her of her tasteless joke.

The Since-Deleted Tweets:


Reporter Ben Kesslen wrote, "Losing my mind thinking about the person on Halsey’s team who had to tell her she just called for the collapse of One World Trade.” The "Manic" singer responded to his tweet by stating it was a "misunderstanding." She wrote, “ABSOLUTELY deleted it upon realizing this. 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 ❤️."

Her Response:


While Halsey has deleted any trace of the tweets, she seemingly addressed the issue with a cryptic tweet on Thursday. “Click bait garbage," she wrote. While Pitchfork may not be a fan of her album, fans are loving it and applauding her for being so vulnerable and brave. "Manic" was released on January 17 and features several cameos from famous singers, including Halsey's good friend and once rumored lover, John Mayer. "He predicted the success of without me before I had faith in myself,” she once said about him.

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