Halsey Responds To "Fifty Shades Of Grey" Controversy In Twitter Message To Fan

12 January 2017, 11:20 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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By James Wilson-Taylor

Halsey responded to a fan's concerns over her forthcoming single 'Not Afraid Anymore'...

Halsey has responded to a fan's concerns over her inclusion on the soundtrack to the upcoming 50 Shades Darker movie.

The singer's new single 'Not Afraid Anymore' will be released tomorrow (January 13th), joining the likes of Zayn and Taylor Swift's 'I Don't Wanna Live Forever' and new tracks from Sia and John Legend on the movie's tie-in album.



But one fan on social media expressed concern over Halsey's seeming endorsement of the controversial book and film series, particularly with regards to its sexual politics and the familiar accusations that it promotes abusive relationships.

However, Halsey was happy to justify her association with the franchise, explaining her position in a private message later shared by the Halsey Updates Twitter account.


I read the book and it seemed like two people trying to navigate the challenging and vulnerable terrain that is BDSM. Has it been criticised as abusive because of the BDSM element or something else I'm unaware of? Because to my knowledge the sequel is very much about the female/submissive character coming into her own in her sexuality and choosing her freedom and demanding equality over a life of sexual submission.

Halsey, Twitter


A well thought out argument and, given the new track's title, perhaps she will be addressing those themes directly in the lyrics? We'll find out tomorrow...

You can check out screenshots of the full Twitter conversation below:



Halsey's second album, rumoured to be titled The Kingdom, is expected to drop at some point in 2017.

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