Halsey recently came up with a comeback that had more consequences than she had initially realized. The "Bad at Love" singer tweeted a snarky tweet after Pitchfork gave her album a poor review. According to [Perez Hilton,] (https://perezhilton.com/halsey-apology-world-trade-center-tweet/) she hadn't realized that while insulting the outlet, she was also wishing for the take down of the World Trade Center. Yikes. Unfortunately, Halsey didn't realize the connotation behind her joke until it was far too late. The singer took to twitter to apologize for the tweet.
“ABSOLUTELY deleted it upon realizing this. was just trying to make a joke! Intended zero harm," Halsey wrote. "Just figured I could poke at them back with the same aloof passive aggression they poke at artists with! Clearly a misunderstanding.”
Pitchfork reviewed Halsey's most recent album "Manic." The album was released on January 17th, 2020. Prior to "Manic,' Halsey has released 3 other albums including "Room 93," "Badlands" and "Hopeless Fountain Kingdom." "Manic" includes hit single "Graveyard" which was released around Halloween.
Pitchfork is a music publication site that reviews new music. In an article reviewing Halsey's latest album, the reviewer wrote,“Too much of this album sounds like the amorphous pop that you might associate with a miserable Lyft ride.”
Halsey had every right to fire back. Unfortunately, her insult included a dig at one of the country's most tragic historical events. She wished for the building in which Pitchfork is stationed to collapse. Unfortunately, that building happens to be the World Trade Center.
“can the basement that they run p*tchfork out of just collapse already,” Halsey wrote in response to the article.
Halsey has since deleted the tweet, but that hasn't stopped the fan reactions from pouring in. NBC News reporter Ben Kesslen looked at the situation from the perspective of Halsey's PR team.
“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,” [Kesslen tweeted] (https://twitter.com/benkesslen/status/1220381668231602178) sharing an article on the tweet.
While there were many "oooof" and "yikes," fans of Halsey ultimately came to her defense and agreed that Halsey clearly did not attend to reference 9/11 in her joke.
"That’s not common knowledge and I doubt she knew that before tweeting this but go off sis," one fan tweeted.
"She deleted it after she realized, cut her some slack at least she did erase it," another wrote.
Another fan wrote an encouraging tweet praising the album, "Legit you know your album slays. It speaks for itself."