Halsey is on the December 2019 cover of Elle Australia and opens up about culture cancel, Taylor Swift and her future.


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When discussing her fears about ‘cancel culture,’ Halsey says, “When I first started out, my team didn’t really understand cancel culture… There would be a bad response to something I said and I would be like, ‘This is it, I’m done.’ And everyone would be like, ‘Relax, you’re not going to lose your career over one thing you said on the internet.’ Now it’s like, ‘No, you actually f*****g can.”


Halsey continues, “I think we need to make people take responsibility when they have a platform.  But it can be frustrating when that leads to people doing stuff they don’t really understand, because they’re afraid of being attacked for not saying enough.  It needs to be real, otherwise you’re doing more harm than good.”





Halsey also opened up about a conversation she once had with Taylor Swift,  “If I could make sense of everything that was going on in the world right now, I wouldn’t be a musician. Taylor Swift and I were once talking about our positions as female in culture and she said, ‘We’re not gladiators, we’re musicians.’”


And if whether or not Halsey will be a musician forever, she says, “I believe very, very vehemently that I don’t need to do this if I don’t want to. I will stop the second I don’t enjoy it any more and have no qualms about that. I do this because I f**king love it, because I really couldn’t imagine doing anything else.”


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Lastly, Halsey explains, “I feel very lucky to be able to look at those photos and feel good about myself.  I’ve waited for that moment my entire life and there I am, with the hair that my mother and father gave me and with [minimal] makeup on, in a way I’m proud of.  To be cool with the world seeing me that way … that says a lot to me about how I’ve grown as a person.  I feel really happy and peaceful.”



For Halsey’s full Elle interview, click here.

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