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    Halsey Deactivates Her Twitter Account Amidst Claims of Cyber Bullying

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    Alt-pop up and comer Halsey has become the subject of controversy today over predictably petty social media happenings.

    Fans who went to check her official Twitter page today were left perplexed in the face of a message saying that the account "doesn't exist". There was no clear explanation for the deletion, but many are pointing to Instagram drama as the source of all problems.

    On the second of April, the popstar posted an image of a person kissing a mannequin with text overlaid reading "Everything is changing and I don't know where I fit". The image immediately blew up when it was discovered that Halsey had not made the image herself but had predictably found the image on Tumblr and failed to credit the original artist.

    The comments became more and more vitriolic after it was said that Halsey had blocked the original artist on Instagram from commenting on the image. However, as it turned out, Instagram had automatically blocked the artists comments after they had commented too many times on the work.

    While her Twitter account has been closed, the Instagram photo in question is still up with a current count of 157 000 likes and almost 10 000 comments. The hatred is still spreading on the page, with people calling the artist "ugly", a "waste of oxygen" and telling her to kill herself. For her part, Halsey has updated the caption of the image to read "Photo by @affectioms sorry I didn't know."

    While we're hardly the biggest fans of Halsey in the world, and artists definitely deserve credit for their original work, the amount of spiteful remarks aimed towards Halsey in this case is clearly unjustified. Images are regularly reposted around Instagram and Tumblr without credit, and while Halsey, as a public figure, should expect negativity as her brand becomes larger, the original artist should also expect a lack of credit for their work when they post it to these websites.

    What are your thoughts on the situation? Are you glad Halsey deactivated her account to avoid the haters, or should she have fought back? Let us know in the comments down below!

     



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    People are such ass holes towards her. Tbfh it's usually the same folks who are like "omg i was bullied for my sexuality and now i have depression #noh8 #itgetsbetter" yet they attempt to invalidate Halsey's sexuality, mock her mental illness, encourage her to commit suicide on a daily basis (while knowing she suffers from the depression they claim to have) and try to erase her race because she doesn't fit into their perceptive of what an interracial woman should look like. And they're like "if she can't handle criticism she should leave twitter" but when she does they say she's a coward and start attacking her on other social media sites. All of this hate because they can't get over a few similarities to Lana (yet praises other tumbler-eque artists who are very similar to both artists) 

    And the Instagram thing, everyone shares things without credit. Though artists should be recognized for their work, we live in a world where things are shared over and over and over again and credit is sometimes lost. She didn't pretend that she made it, she just shared a damn picture then credited the artist. People will find any little thing to criticize her over.:morning:

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    I don't know her or her work but after reading this I kinda want the tumblr artist/users that went after her to kill themselves. When you put your shit up on the inter webs people will repost it (it sucks, but it is how it is) so no, people won't go into your site and stole your art, tag your shit the proper way and roll with it. She realized her mistake and fix it. People doing childish stuff on the internet should get their WiFi removed.

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    14 hours ago, trayertrash said:

    People are such ass holes towards her. Tbfh it's usually the same folks who are like "omg i was bullied for my sexuality and now i have depression #noh8 #itgetsbetter" yet they attempt to invalidate Halsey's sexuality, mock her mental illness, encourage her to commit suicide on a daily basis (while knowing she suffers from the depression they claim to have) and try to erase her race because she doesn't fit into their perceptive of what an interracial woman should look like. And they're like "if she can't handle criticism she should leave twitter" but when she does they say she's a coward and start attacking her on other social media sites. All of this hate because they can't get over a few similarities to Lana (yet praises other tumbler-eque artists who are very similar to both artists) 

    And the Instagram thing, everyone shares things without credit. Though artists should be recognized for their work, we live in a world where things are shared over and over and over again and credit is sometimes lost. She didn't pretend that she made it, she just shared a damn picture then credited the artist. People will find any little thing to criticize her over.:morning:

    All this. I don't like her or her music but it's disgusting that all these people who talk about "creating safe spaces" and "erasing prejudice" are in fact doing the complete opposite on a daily basis over something so slight as a tacky Tumblr photo. :morning: 

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