*Trigger warning: eating disorders*
Halsey has apologised for not sharing a sufficient trigger warning on a post about her eating disorder.
The 26-year-old was taking part in the ‘post a picture of’ trend on her Instagram story, when a follower asked to see a photo of her ‘lowest moment’.
The Without Me singer answered the request with a topless mirror selfie – which is no longer visible on her page – in which her rib and hip bones were visible.
‘TW: ED ask for help,’ she wrote alongside the post, for her 22.5million followers.
While Halsey – real name Ashley Frangipane – did include a trigger warning on her post, some were upset that it wasn’t significant caution.
She later took to Twitter to apologise for posting the snap without a ‘sufficient’ trigger warning for fans who may have been impacted.
‘TW: disordered eating,’ she penned. ‘I am very sorry for posting a photo of myself depicting my struggle with ED without a sufficient trigger warning.
‘I was very nervous to post it and didn’t think properly. I had positive intentions.
‘I would never want to harm someone who shares my struggle.’
She added: ‘With that being said I’m gonna log off now because this has turned into something I am not emotionally equipped to handle for the time being.
‘I hope that’s okay.’
Replying to her tweet, a follower commented: ‘Sincerely not all of us take it that way, from my place I saw that your intention was good and you just wanted to give an encouraging message I love you very much do not feel bad for wanting to help.’
‘A lot of us realised it didn’t mean to have any ill intent at all we know what you do is always thought to be positive,’ another responded.
‘It’s just such a touchy subject and reactions are always going to be split.
‘We’re proud of you for seeking help i know how hard it is with an ed. We love you.’
‘Hey it’s okay love i don’t think anyone is upset with you it just caught us off guard but the fact that you’re acknowledging your mistake means a lot,’ a follower agreed. ‘We know your intentions were good.’
If you suspect you, a family member or friend has an eating disorder, contact Beat on 0808 801 0677 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, for information and advice on the best way to get appropriate treatment
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