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Halsey responds to backlash over her ‘Voice’ of the performance, blasts ‘homophobic viewers’

Halsey defended her performance on the season finale of “The Voice.”
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Singer Halsey responded to the backlash over her performance on “The Voice” finale and blasted “homophobic viewers.”

Halsey, 24, whose real name is Ashley Frangipane, tweeted that she is “very proud” of her performance with dancer Jade Chynoweth while performing her hit song “Without Me.” The singer and Chynoweth wore similar outfits and they danced together.

“Very proud of the emotional performance, which I do with Jade Chynoweth on NBC’s “The Voice” tonight,” they tweeted. “And also very proud to have been pissed off [the] homophobic viewers at home who missed the message.”

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The singer also thanked the show for allowing her to perform.

“Representation matters,” she wrote. “Thanks to NBC ‘The Voice’ for giving space for this vision to come to life. And thank you to Jade Chynoweth for an incredible man who her body as the ultimate instrument for this collaboration.”

The “Bathtub of Love” singer has been open about being bisexual and this year opened up about the difficulties they faced when they came.

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“I am a young, bisexual woman, and I have a big part of my life trying to validate myself, my friends, my family, for myself, trying to prove that who I love and how I feel is not a phase, it is not part of some confusion that’s about to change or could be manipulated,” she said.

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