Singer Halsey reacted to a mediocre review the way almost anyone would: by calling for the destruction of the World Trade Center.
To be fair, her insinuation was surely inadvertent.
Following a review from Pitchfork that gave her new album, Manic, a 6.5/10, Halsey wrote on Twitter:
"Can the basement that they run p*tchfork out of just collapse already."
Halsey reacts to @pitchfork’s review of her third studio album, ‘Manic.’ https://t.co/BQLHVWYIHW— Pop Crave (@Pop Crave) 1579795579.0
Halsey committing high treason and calling for the destruction of the World Trade Center was certainly not on my 20… https://t.co/7FXS9MAev0— Hunter Reis (@Hunter Reis) 1579811662.0
Halsey presumably didn't know that Pitchfork's offices are in One World Trade Center in New York.
losing my mind thinking about the person on halsey’s team who had to tell her she just called for the collapse of o… https://t.co/RSTytQplP2— ben kesslen (@ben kesslen) 1579796637.0
Halsey quickly deleted her tweet, wrote an apology tweet, and deleted that as well, but not before Twitter captured the gaffe and made a million jokes about it.
Imagining one of Halsey's assistants telling her about the World Trade Center thing and her eyes bugging out cartoon style— Lingo (@Lingo) 1579847970.0
oh my god pitchfork is housed in the world trade center. oh no. oh halsey. you really stepped in it this time https://t.co/YVUH8t3VfM— nina 🌌 (@nina 🌌) 1579800470.0
Halsey accidentally saying she wants the One World Trade Center to collapse just days before she’s on SNL is just *chefs kiss*— orc girl for bernie (@orc girl for bernie) 1579797980.0
Though the tweets quickly disappeared, Halsey is going to have a hard time living this moment down.
@benkesslen @1followernodad Halsey did 911— JIM👎 (@JIM👎) 1579800686.0
@benkesslen @gracecamille_ in fairness, she only wanted the basement to collapse, not the entire building— ^🌈 (@^🌈) 1579798364.0
The faux pas reminded many of another infamous 9/11 reference.
@benkesslen @TheHestercution Here we go again. https://t.co/gsEnp61jUR— Charlie Grafton (@Charlie Grafton) 1579801231.0
Others thought Halsey deserved some slack.
@benkesslen @josephlongo_ She deleted it after she realized, cut her some slack at least she did erase it— Jaz (@Jaz) 1579798662.0
after much consideration, the funniest possible take is "halsey should've known pitchfork's offices were in one world trade center"— josh terry (@josh terry) 1579803775.0
halsey just wished for one world trade center building to collapse because somebody didnt like her album and y’all… https://t.co/fXYhtGgKwB— lolita fendi (@lolita fendi) 1579802067.0
Most seemed more interested in a quality joke, however.
Halsey trying to promote her single “Graveyard” by calling for the collapse of the World Trade Center.— Mr. Pop Charts (@Mr. Pop Charts) 1579816354.0
@daltondeschain Yesterday Halsey said she wanted the the World Trade Center to collapse, that was pretty good— Snowy Pete (@Snowy Pete) 1579885153.0
In her apology, Halsey clarified she was only jabbing at Pitchfork with some joking passive aggression.
.@Halsey clarifies her Pitchfork tweet, says it was a misunderstanding: “was just trying to make a joke! Intended… https://t.co/ZSfYSZrFRj— Pop Crave (@Pop Crave) 1579798474.0
It's ok, Halsey—just try not to call for the destruction of the World Trade Center again!