Halsey Just Tweeted About The One Annoying Thing Bisexual People Get Told All The Time
19 December 2017, 12:36 | Updated: 19 November 2018, 14:22
She pretty much hit the nail on the head.
Most Halsey fans will know that the 23-year-old singer identifies as bisexual.
In fact, this year's "Strangers" was the Halsey bisexual banger that 2017 truly deserved. Still, Halsey gets an odd amount of scrutiny about her sexuality, even expressing frustration at the idea that she's "fake bi" for music sales.
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Of course, Halsey's experience isn't unique. Lots of bisexual people face biphobia from critics who think bisexuality doesn't "really exist" or that bisexual people are just looking for attention.
Halsey's latest tweet on the issue pretty much sums up what bisexual people hear every day about their dating habits.
So if I’m dating a guy I’m straight, and if I date a woman, I’m a lesbian. The only way to be a #True bisexual is to date 2 people at once.— h (@halsey) December 18, 2017
Unfortunately, many bisexual people's relationships are treated like a performance instead of the private and personal thing it is. Straight people are rarely asked to show their sexuality, so why are bi people?
Fans agreed with Halsey's tweet.
I relate to this so much. people need to realize that who you’re in a relationship with DOES NOT erase your sexuality. bi and dating a man? you’re still attracted to women. bi and dating a woman? you’re still attracted to men. IT. IS. NOT. HARD. TO. UNDERSTAND. ffs people https://t.co/E0eTJQ0KDM— lj (@laurenjclare) December 18, 2017
Wise words from a fellow bi! Not everything black or white. Or blue or red. There's grey and purple... https://t.co/ow8Ylyec1a— Wonder Valkyre Lia (@LiaBarber) December 18, 2017
Halsey standing up for bisexual people is one very strong reason why I love her so incredibly much with me being bisexual myself— mandy (@rushinmyveins) December 19, 2017
The perpetual quagmire of not being gay enough or straight enough for anyone https://t.co/uDUpdwKIsZ— Sophie Noonan (@PhiloSophie11) December 18, 2017
Say it louder for the people in the back, Hals. People make fun of Halsey for talking so much about being bisexual, but if it helps to address the bi-erasure in our culture, we're here for her mentioning it every. damn. day.