Halsey, born Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, is biracial, bisexual and has bipolar disorder. The public commonly imposes a “tri-bi” label upon her. The 21-year-old singer/songwriter is not a fan of the tag, however. “I fucking hate it,” she admitted in an interview with Rolling Stone, “the idea that something like that would be trivialized down to a fucking hashtag. I mean, there's a ton of biphobia—people refuse to accept bisexuality as an actual sexuality.” You can read the rest of what she had to say below.
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You happen to be biracial, bisexual and have bipolar disorder — but it drives you crazy that people think you've called yourself “tri-bi,” right?
I fucking hate it, the idea that something like that would be trivialized down to a fucking hashtag. I mean, there's a ton of biphobia—people refuse to accept bisexuality as an actual sexuality. And I'm biracial, but also white-passing, which is a unique perspective. So these kids say, like, “Oh, fucking tri-bi Halsey! She'll never miss an opportunity to talk about it!” I want to sit them down like a mom and go, “Six months ago you were begging for an artist that would talk about this shit! But then I do, and you say, 'Oh, not her. Someone else.'”