Singer and songwriter Halsey has had enough of other people commenting on their body. The “Without Me” singer recently took to social media to air her frustration over the fact that everyone keeps bringing up her changing body after giving birth.
Here’s what happened and what Halsey had to say.
Halsey had her first child in July 2021
Halsey, who uses the pronouns she/they, has been open in the past about having several miscarriages. They have also said that they want to be a parent more than anything.
She announced the baby’s birth on Instagram with a couple of black and white photos. The first depicts Halsey holding the baby with their partner Aydin, and they appear to be in a hospital. The second is a close-up of the baby breastfeeding with his face partially obscured. The pop star captioned the photos, “Gratitude. For the most ‘rare’ and euphoric birth. Powered by love.”
Halsey’s most recent album, If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power, came out in August, just over a month after her baby was born.
The album, Halsey previously said, is “about the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth.”
“It was very important to me that the cover art conveyed the sentiment of my journey over the past few months,” she shared in an Instagram post while revealing the album’s artwork, which depicts Halsey sitting on a throne with one breast exposed and a baby on their lap.
“The dichotomy of the Madonna and the Whore. The idea that me as a sexual being and my body as a vessel and gift to my child are two concepts that can co-exist peacefully and powerfully,” they explained. “My body has belonged to the world in many different ways the past few years, and this image is my means of reclaiming my autonomy and establishing my pride and strength as a life force for my human being.”
Halsey shut down online commenters asking questions about their breasts
The “Bad at Love” singer revealed that her social media has been flooded with questions about her changing body. According to Halsey, commenters are particularly interested in her breasts.
On Thursday, Oct. 7, Halsey took to Twitter to answer all of the questions once and for all. Hopefully, she relieved fans’ curiosity enough that they will focus on her work, such as her new album and recent appearance on Saturday Night Live, instead.
The “You Should Be Sad” singer wrote: “FAQ: 1. They look like that cause I’m breastfeeding 2. Yeah I can’t believe it either 3. Yes they get in the way 4. No I don’t know if they’ll go back to normal ever 5. Yep they hurt 6. Yes it’s weird to look different then I’m used to 7. Yes I’ll probs delete this.”
A fan replied, “Don’t delete this! Every woman postpartum goes through this same mindset! You are a voice and it’s important to see someone with your status to express these experiences! It’s scary and we all want to feel some kind of comfort even if that means relating to only one of these 6.”
Halsey has not yet deleted the tweet.
One commenter replied by asking, “why you do this? really bothers you so much that you have to say something? genuinely asking, I don’t know how you do it and is so patient.”
Halsey responded with another tweet explaining her frustration, saying, “my wholeeeeee Twitter timeline every single day is just “BOOBS” I would love to talk about literally anything else!!!!”
The musician has opened up about breastfeeding and body image surrounding pregnancy before
Halsey has been very candid on social media and in the press about body image before and after giving birth. They have also spoken up about society’s expectations of new mothers to look the same as they did before pregnancy and to rush back to work.
The about-face beauty founder explained that she didn’t attend the Met Gala this year because she was still breastfeeding and couldn’t spend that many hours away from her new baby.
They have also said that they are learning how to dress their new body since giving birth.
“My pregnancy has changed my body so much,” the singer tweeted on Sept. 9. “Learning how to have a personal sense of style when you’re not used to your new shapes has become a real struggle. To all the mommas (or really just anyone going thru something similar) I feeeel you.”