Halsey has taken aim at reports that concertgoers left the venue after their abortion rights speech.
During their performance at the Ak-Chin Pavilion in Phoenix, Halsey addressed the crowd and urged them to join the fight to “protect medical privacy.”
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“This has been happening for a very long fucking time,” Halsey says. “I know that we want to sit at home and we want to wait for some revolutionary to come along, to make a difference, but no one is fucking coming. It is up to every single one of you, myself, every single person in this building to do our fucking part to protect bodily autonomy and bodily integrity. To protect medical privacy.”
One fan took to Twitter, calling out the fans who left as Halsey spoke writing, “The amount of people who just walked out of the Halsey concert after ‘Nightmare’ when [they] spoke about abortion was sickening. Fight for what is right.”
On June 27, Halsey responded by tweeting, “downside of doing outdoor venues: no door to hit them on the way out.”
Halsey is one of many artists who have used their platform to speak out against the recent overturning of Roe V. Wade. IDLES, Billie Eilish, Phoebe Bridgers and more dedicated time during their Glastonbury sets to discuss the issue.
Halsey is well into their Love and Power Tour and will wrap up their streak of U.S. shows July 9 with a performance in Irvine, California.