Halsey re­ceived rape threats af­ter same-sex dance

Edmonton Sun - - SHOWBIZ -

Halsey re­ceived rape threats af­ter per­form­ing an in­ti­mate rou­tine with a fe­male dancer on the fi­nale of The Voice last year.

the Closer singer ap­peared on the show shortly af­ter break­ing up with her boyfriend G-eazy, and per­formed a raunchy rou­tine to her hit With­out Me.

How­ever, she says she was not pre­pared for the an­gry mes­sages she would re­ceive from ho­mo­pho­bic trolls af­ter the show aired.

“Peo­ple were go­ing, ‘What is this les­bian garbage on my tv?’ yet there are per­for­mances by other artists that are way more sex­ual,” she tells bri­tish news­pa­per The Times. “but all hell broke loose. My phone num­ber leaked, my email leaked. Peo­ple were tex­ting me things like, ‘I’m go­ing to rape you straight.’ Heinous stuff.”

the 25-year-old in­sists the abuse will be worth it, if it helps LGBTQ peo­ple find ac­cep­tance. “Here’s what’s im­por­tant, though — the young peo­ple sit­ting on the couch next to that an­gry dad, that an­gry mom, hear­ing them spew­ing ha­tred. the kid that’s scared to come out needs to see that on the tv,” she ex­plains.

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