Halsey Apologizes For Sharing Eating Disorder Photo ‘Without a Sufficient Trigger Warning’

2020-12-30T12:46:43+00:00December 30th, 2020|News|

Pop singer Halsey has always spoken out about issues that are important to her, including her own mental health. But now some fans are saying the star took a misstep with her latest post.

On Monday (Dec. 28), Halsey shared a tweet apologizing for a photo of herself that she shared in an Instagram Story as part of a new trend on the platform, in which users ask their followers to share photos using the app’s question feature..

The picture, which was accompanied by a fan-requested caption asking her to post a picture of “you at your lowest point,” showed a topless, gaunt Halsey, depicting her struggle with an eating disorder. “TW: ED [trigger warning: eating disorder], ask for help,” the caption read. Halsey has since deleted the image.

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Fans quickly criticized the singer for posting the photo, saying that the picture could trigger and hurt those who struggle with similar eating disorders.

In her apology, Halsey acknowledged that she was nervous to post the photo in the first place. “TW: disordered eating … I am very sorry for posting a photo of myself depicting my struggle with ED without a sufficient trigger warning,” she wrote. “I was very nervous to post it and didn’t think properly. I had positive intentions. I would never want to harm someone who shares my struggle.”

Halsey followed up her apology with another tweet, saying that she was going to be taking a break from social media following the intense criticism. “With that being said im gonna log off now because this has turned into something I am not emotionally equipped to handle for the time being,” she wrote. “I hope that’s okay.”

Check out Halsey’s tweets below:

If you or someone you know is battling an eating disorder, please contact the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) at 1-800-931-2237 or go to NationalEatingDisorders.org.

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