Halsey Encourages Social Media Dialogue Surrounding Sex Work: 'Let's Open This Conversation'

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Halsey attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition on May 6, 2019 in New York.

Halsey never shies away from standing up for what she believes in, and the pop star used her platform on social media to discuss her support for sex workers and talk through opposing points of view on Saturday (May 18).   

Referring to an Instagram story in which she used a #supportsexworkers hashtag, Halsey described how she received a ton of blowback for the show of solidarity before launching into a conversation on Twitter in an attempt to unpack why her stance is troubling for some of her followers.   

"I notice every day that the conversation surrounding feminism is both bigger but more nuanced than ever with social media as a platform," she wrote. "I try, and I hope you try, to be mindful of cultural and regional differences that complicate the conversation."

She engaged with those who opposed her stance while continuing to ask questions about how points of view on the topic differ from those in the United States, socioeconomic factors and the difference between sex work and sex trafficking.

Though many shared passionate opinions about the subject that didn't necessarily agree with Halsey's position on the subject, she pointed out that the majority of those participating in the discussion agreed on safety as a top concern.

Read Halsey's thread in full below.

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