Halsey apologizes for unintentionally calling for collapse of 1 World Trade Center

1010 WINS Newsroom
January 24, 2020 - 12:48 pm

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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) – Halsey apologized after she tweeted that she wanted a media company’s offices to “collapse”—offices that are located in One World Trade Center.

The singer made the comments in response to a tweet from Pitchfork about a review of Halsey’s new album, Manic, which was released last week.

“Too much of this album sounds like the amorphous pop that you might associate with a miserable Lyft ride,” the Pitchfork tweet said about the new album.

In response, Halsey wrote: “Can the basement that they run p*tchfork out of just collapse already.” The tweet has since been deleted.

Pitchfork Media’s offices are located on the 40th floor of One World Trade Center, the main skyscraper that replaced the Twin Towers, which collapsed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Pitchfork shares the space with Condé Nast’s digital team.

After getting blowback online, Halsey soon apologized.

“ABSOLUTELY deleted it upon realizing this. Was just trying to make a joke! Intended zero harm,” she wrote on Twitter. “Just figured I could poke at them back with the same aloof passive aggression they poke at artists with! Clearly a misunderstanding.”

The apology tweet has also been deleted by the singer.

She appeared to address the issue in a tweet Thursday, writing: “click bait garbage.”