Halsey Deactivates Twitter After Cyber Bullying, But Is She Back?

Halsey has become synonymous with the Tumblr generation while she’s struggling to gain approval from Twitter users. Over the weekend, the singer-songwriter deactivated her Twitter account with no reason or explanation behind it. However, it is not a surprise to Halsey’s own fans, as she’s always been outspoken about her problems with social media.

Fans who wanted to check out Halsey’s on April were hit with a rude awakening. They were taken to a message that read that her page “doesn’t exist.” Some believe that Halsey deleted her account for no reason, while others think it’s because of the trolls who slammed her for supporting fellow singer Kehlani, who attempted suicide last week after her involvement with two men went viral on the social media site.

The 21-year-old Halsey, whose real name is Ashley Frangipane, openly shared her support for the R&B singer after she was accused of cheating on NBA star Kyrie Irving with her ex-boyfriend, PartyNextDoor. Those who attacked Kehlani with sexist and slut-shaming remarks decided to turn their hate on Halsey instead. Some fans didn’t like that Halsey received support for opening up about her mental health issues while Kehlani was attacked.

“Come on now. I support Kehlani 111110% but Twitter obsessively tells me that I should have gone thru [and] killed myself,” the singer reportedly tweeted before she deactivated her account. “Why are you turning something as serious as mental health into a competition? Low-key misogynistic.”

Last month, the singer publicly pleaded to her fans waiting outside Radio 1. In the video below, Halsey’s heard saying “please don’t be mean to me” after fans remarked on Twitter that she intended to ignore them after her long day of press interviews. She told her fans to stop sending her mean messages on social media.

Halsey also angered fans when she posted an image on Instagram on April 2 without crediting the original artist. Some think the reason why she deactivated her Twitter account was because of the harsh backlash she received for posting the photo in the first place. Fans accused Halsey for blocking the artist from commenting on her page, but it turned out that the user was blocked by Instagram for commenting excessively on the singer’s account in an effort to have her work credited.

Many of the comments on Halsey’s posts referred to her as “ugly” and a “waste of oxygen.” Some users even went as far as to tell the singer to kill herself, all because she didn’t credit the original artist.

She has been outspoken about mental health and social media, and has encouraged her fans to do the same. If only most of them would listen to their pop idol.

In an interview with Billboard, she was quoted saying, “I talk to [my followers] like real f***ing human beings, because they are,” but that “there’s also a sense of entitlement, where they feel like they have the right to chastise me like they would a friend. And sometimes you want to be like, ‘Who the f**k are you to say that?’ ”

In that same candid interview, Halsey opened about the time she was into a heroin addict and she tried to commit suicide.

“I was 17. He was 23, and he had a really serious heroin addiction. I had tried to kill myself. I was an adolescent; I didn’t know what I was doing. Because I was 17, I was still in a children’s ward. Which was terrifying. I was in there with 9-year-olds who had tried to kill themselves.”

Halsey linked her suicide attempt with being diagnosed with Bipolar disorder, and being bullied in school. Now she’s faced with her share of social media bullying, which she can’t escape since she’s a celebrity. As of right now, Halsey’s Twitter account is still deactivated, but she’s still active on Instagram.

[Photo by Mauricio Santana/Getty Images]

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