Why did Halsey apologize for eating disorder pic? Internet slams haters, says 'entertainers aren't therapists'

Halsey, without thinking twice, shared a mirror selfie of her body when she was struggling with an eating disorder when asked what was one of her lowest moments in life


                            Why did Halsey apologize for eating disorder pic? Internet slams haters, says 'entertainers aren't therapists'
Halsey (Getty Images)

Participating in the latest Instagram trend known as “Share a photo of”, pop star Halsey posted multiple stories on the photo-sharing app after her fans requested her to share different memorable moments of her life. However, the 26-years-old musician had to delete a pic after it triggered a lot of fans.

From sharing backstage photos to her favourite restaurant, the ‘Bad At Love’ hitmaker shared it all but when one of the fans asked to “Share a photo of” her at her lowest point in life, Halsey, without thinking twice, shared a mirror selfie of her body with her 22 million Instagram followers when she was struggling with an eating disorder.

However, this did not go down with a lot of followers as they started slamming her on social media. Halsey was seen topless with a side pose and looking very thin. She later deleted the controversial picture. According to Twitter gossip page Pop Crave, the singer had captioned the shot “TW: ED, Ask for help” along with a white heart emoticon.

Halsey attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019, in Newark, New Jersey (Getty Images)

According to the same gossip account, a user posted a series of tweets where she slammed Halsey for her eating disorder picture. The user asked Halsey not to give education on a topic which she doesn’t have knowledge about.

According to Pop Crave, Halsey even reverted to the user but unfortunately, the user has now hidden all the tweets as the wall reads, “The Tweets are now protected.” 

In the screenshots of the tweets, Halsey posted, “I don’t need to be yelled at in the name of being educated right now. I made an honest mistake because I was nervous to share one of the worst times of my life with tens of millions of people. My desire to be confident overshadowed my knowledge of how to share triggering content.”

Another user slammed Halsey saying, “I have had an eating disorder and prefer people to be real and raw. I’m sorry but trigger warning culture goes too far so many times, I don’t care if my opinion is unpopular at this point.” One stated, “I'll take that as a no, you've never experienced an eating disorder. You're sounding a little ableist today.”

Halsey attends Savage X Fenty Show Presented By Amazon Prime Video - Arrivals at Barclays Center on September 10, 2019, in Brooklyn, New York (Getty Images)



 

 



 

 



 

Looking at the hatred on social media, she later took to her official Twitter account and apologized for the same. “TW: disordered eating. I am very sorry for posting a photo of myself depicting my struggle with ED without a sufficient trigger warning. I was very nervous to post it and didn’t think properly. I had positive intentions. I would never want to harm someone who shares my struggle.”

In another tweet, she added, “with that being said im gonna log off now because this has turned into something I am not emotionally equipped to handle for the time being. I hope that’s okay.”



 

 



 

Halsey did get a lot of support after she apologized as many users then slammed the haters for spreading negativity. One user stated, “People really need to stop expecting entertainers to manage everyone’s emotions for them, it’s awful. they aren’t therapists. they get triggered and they get overwhelmed and they have trauma like everyone else. I hate cancel culture it’s so annoying.”

Another expressed, “I feel like you make this woman apologize for everything. Sometimes your triggers aren’t anyone’s else problems. She has the right to post and deal with her own problems.” One user posted, “No please don't be sorry. As a 15-year-old girl who is struggling with an eating disorder it's nice to know someone I look up too for so long actually knows what it's like to go through this makes me so proud. So please don't be sorry because you're helping me.”



 

 



 

 



 

The singer-songwriter has always been open about her struggles. In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine in 2019, she had revealed how she had checked into medical centers twice for bipolar disorder.

“I've been committed twice since [I became] Halsey, and no one's known about it. But I'm not ashamed of talking about it no. It's been my choice. I've said to [my manager], 'Hey, I'm not going to do anything bad right now, but I'm getting to the point where I'm scared that I might, so I need to go figure this out.' It's still happening in my body. I just know when to get in front of it.”

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