Over the weekend, a rep for Cyrus released a statement announcing the separation, which is happening less than a year after they got married. “Liam and Miley have agreed to separate at this time,” her representative told People. “Ever-evolving, changing as partners and individuals, they have decided this is what’s best while they both focus on themselves and careers. They still remain dedicated parents to all of their animals they share while lovingly taking this time apart. Please respect their process and privacy.”
Soon after, pictures were released that showed Cyrus kissing Brody Jenner’s ex, Kaitlynn Carter, while on vacation together in Italy.
Unfortunately, these photos caused some haters online to comment about Cyrus’s sexuality—which is when singer Halsey got involved.
A Twitter user posted, “#MileyCyrus splitting and allegedly cheating on Liam with a woman confirms that you shouldn’t date bi people. Not offensive, just true. Bi is greedy and never satisfied.” Halsey took to social media to defend her fellow pop star. “Hey tigerbob. Doesn’t surprise me that ur saying this and ur page has u crying about Brie Larson too! Stop being afraid of women who aren’t afraid to do what pleases them and not other people :-),” she wrote.
Halsey has spoken out in support of her fellow female artists in the past. “I will say one thing about my generation of artists: We are just not fucking having it,” she told Glamour earlier this year. “Lorde, Ariana…if you open any of our text messages at any given time, all of us are just like, ‘Yo, I love your new record. When are you leaving for tour?’ We’re so supportive.”
She is also open about her own sexuality, speaking about it in a 2018 GLAAD video. “I’m a young, bisexual woman, and I’ve spent a large part of my life trying to validate myself—to my friends, to my family, to myself—trying to prove that who I love and how I feel is not a phase; it’s not part of some confusion that’s going to change or could be manipulated.”