Halsey shares the hashtag


(no more media)

on Twitter

after an interview with



in which the artist's pronouns were misused.

Halsey announced in March this year that he wanted to be approached with her or them and is not happy with how the magazine has done that.

The singer, who recently became a mother, said in March that using 'them' felt best, next to using 'her' or 'she'.

"But them, next to her, feels the most authentic to me."

In the interview with the magazine, a point is made of using the pronouns, but after the introductory text exclusively 'her' is used.

Halsey is angry about this on Twitter and is also not happy with the way the article has been advertised.

According to the artist, a quote has been taken out of context.

"Your Twitter account has a quote from me about growing up as a white child with a black parent and deliberately used part of the quote that translates my words differently than I intended," Halsey said on Twitter in tweets that have since been released. have been removed.

In the interview, the artist spoke about their childhood and emphasized that while it was not easy being the white child in a black family, but also realizing that it would have been much harder if she had looked just like the rest of her family by the way people from the outside reacted.

Halsey said in the interview to speak as little as possible with the media, because she has the idea that their words are not properly translated to paper.

"I think if women dare and can speak out, people sometimes see it as pretentious."

Why does NU.nl use them for non-binary persons?

  • From now on, NU.nl uses the gender-neutral pronouns them and their for non-binary persons. Non-binary persons do not feel male or female or exclusively male or female. They are now often used instead of he and she, as is also included in the Van Dale in this context. Because NU.nl wants to write for everyone and does not want to exclude anyone, we will now use the pronoun them for non-binary persons. Actually, it's just like the word she, which you can use for one or more people. The context makes it clear whether we mean one or more people by them. Moreover, we immediately make it clear that someone does not feel like a man or a woman.