If you come at the Queen, you best not miss. Halsey, the singer behind "Closer" and "Bad at Love," got called out on Twitter for resembling the stereotypical image of a "manic pixie dream girl," a term used in film circles to describe a female love interest who "exists solely in the fevered imaginations of sensitive writer-directors to teach broodingly soulful young men to embrace life and its infinite mysteries and adventures." Some examples of the MPDG include Natalie Portman's character in Garden State, and Kirsten Dunst's character in Elizabethtown.
What the Twitter jokester probably didn't expect, however, was for Halsey herself to shoot him a reply!
When @badboyblues cracked this joke on Twitter, he probably wasn't imagining it would go very far:
legend says that if you go into your bathroom late at night, light a candle, turn the lights off, and say “manic pi… https://t.co/Qen6Z2s5Kk— stop calling me emo (@stop calling me emo)1539915445.0
Somehow though, the tweet found its way to Halsey herself, who replied in a self-deprecating fashion:
And just to make it worse, I’ll appear smoking a cigarette, wearing doc martens, and holding a copy of Just Kids by… https://t.co/jnlR9kK5XE— h (@h)1539943946.0
Halsey fans on Twitter loved the exchange!
@halsey don’t mind me, I’m just tryna find a candle to summon a halsey— Someya (@Someya)1539944368.0
@halsey start singing ghost too while ur at it— jen & dre (@jen & dre)1539944528.0
@halsey I seriously love you so much 😂😂😂— Jaymiee-leigh ☾ (@Jaymiee-leigh ☾)1539944105.0
Stars making fun of themselves is always fun to see.
@halsey i want to make a comic about this honestly— Xx_M1K3YMURD3RR_xX (@Xx_M1K3YMURD3RR_xX)1539943975.0
@halsey John Green is quaking— parkers little sister 👻 (@parkers little sister 👻)1539963680.0
@halsey it’s funny cause it’s true— lau Ⓥ (@lau Ⓥ)1539943992.0
Some fans thought they'd try the ritual so they could meet their hero. I mean, it probably isn't going to work, but why not take a chance?
@halsey omg Im gonna try this!— caitlin 🌔 (@caitlin 🌔)1539944207.0
@halsey brb gotta try this— michelle (@michelle)1539944012.0
@halsey I'm gonna be disappointed if this doesn't work.— Gabs Trzaskowski (@Gabs Trzaskowski)1539986436.0
@halsey PLEASE come on over— Lauren Bennett (@Lauren Bennett)1539960029.0
One fan asked Halsey what was the problem with Doc Martens , to which she charmingly responded:
Nothing lmao! everything I named is things I love. I'm self aware enough to know when a meme / drag about me is true hahahaha.
Though she's self-deprecating in silly moments, Halsey is also well-known for standing up for herself online if she feels the issue is important. The star, who is bisexual, has written about bi-erasure on several occasions. In December 2017, she posted this message:
So if I'm dating a guy I'm straight, and if I date a woman, I'm a lesbian. The only way to be a #True bisexual is to date 2 people at once.
Halsey's fans are amplifying her message to the world!
@iamhalsey your quirky personality and stage presence made me admire you even more. (Fun fact it’s bi visibility da… https://t.co/WwfdaSIMDh— ♛Viktor_Alexander♛💧 (@♛Viktor_Alexander♛💧)1537718938.0
I saw @halsey a yr ago today! 😭😭💜💜 and I came out as bi so that's was a good night for me! Feels great to be accept… https://t.co/Zm1uoCyjKA— flowerchild😊🌻 (@flowerchild😊🌻)1539754721.0
@badlandswar @halsey Yes!! 🙌🙌 Preach baby girl, its acceptable for us to like both. I'd know, I've been bi my whole… https://t.co/ETisTIKwSz— Wicked*Things (@Wicked*Things)1540216190.0
@brielarson @halsey BRIE AND HALSEY??? MY BI ASS IS LIVING— nic (@nic)1537283567.0
The lesson Halsey has taught us? Lean into who you really are, no matter who that is.
@halsey lmaooooooo same tho— sara___c. (@sara___c.)1539961622.0