Singer Halsey responded to the backlash over her performance on “The Voice” finale and blasted “homophobic viewers.”
Halsey, 24, whose real name is Ashley Frangipane, tweeted that she was “very proud” of her performance of her hit song “Without Me” alongside dancer Jade Chynoweth. The singer and Chynoweth wore similar outfits and danced together.
“Very proud of the emotional performance I did with Jade Chynoweth on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ tonight,” she tweeted. “And also very proud to have pissed off [the] homophobic viewers at home who missed the message.”
The singer also thanked the show for allowing her to perform.
“Representation matters,” she wrote. “Thanks NBC ‘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.”
The “Bad At Love” singer has been open about being bisexual and this year opened up about the difficulties she faced after she came out.
“I’m a young, bisexual woman, and I’ve spent a large part of my life trying to validate myself — to my friends, to my family, to myself — trying to prove that who I love and how I feel is not a phase; it’s not part of some confusion that’s going to change or could be manipulated,” she said.