Halsey Accidentally Called For A Second 9/11 Because ‘Pitchfork’ Gave Her A Bad Review
Every musician gets a bad review once in a while, but not every musician responds to that bad review by accidentally calling for the collapse of the One World Trade Centre, as pop megastar Halsey has done.
See, it all began when the singer-songwriter got a middling review from music website Pitchfork for her new offering Manic. Note the use of the word ‘middling’ — the review wasn’t even that scathing, as far as Pitchfork reviews can go. Writer Rawiya Kameir criticised the record for being an occasionally limp series of “tedious” ballads, but had nice things to say about its “exploration of deep pain” and feminine rage.
That didn’t cut the mustard with Halsey, however, who responded in a now deleted Tweet by calling for Pitchfork’s office to collapse. Only thing is, Pitchfork’s office is with the rest of the Conde Nast publications — in the One World Trade Centre.
“Can the basement that they run p*tchfork out of just collapse,” the singer wrote.
losing my mind thinking about the person on halsey’s team who had to tell her she just called for the collapse of one world trade https://t.co/eJJmK0KyQ7
— ben kesslen (@benkesslen) January 23, 2020
Halsey fans were quick to point out to the singer-songwriter the location of said ‘basement’ — and also the fact that Conde Nast is the owner of Bon Appetit, meaning that the musician was also accidentally calling for the death of the internet’s girlfriend Claire Saffitz.
fuck halsey i wont lose claire saffitz to anybody https://t.co/R82J7rWDh3
— a.🌌 (@astraias) January 23, 2020
Perhaps realising the optics of calling for that particular building to collapse, the singer quickly dropped an apology — one that she then in turn deleted.
“ABSOLUTELY deleted it upon realizing this. was just trying to make a joke!” wrote Halsey, as reported by Vulture. “Intended zero harm. Just figured I could poke at them back with the same aloof passive aggression they poke at artists with! Clearly a misunderstanding <3”
So there you have it — proof, if any was needed, that it’s always a bad idea to call for a building you haven’t researched the location of to collapse just cause you got a bad review.