Halsey explained to fans on social media the reason why she skipped the “In America: A Lexicon of Fashion”-themed Met Gala on Monday.
“I’m still breast-feeding,” said the 26-year-old mother, who on July 14 gave birth to Ender Ridley. The child was born in her relationship with boyfriend Alev Aydin.
“I only had my baby seven weeks ago. There’s nothing more ‘American fashion’ than moms having to go back to work after just giving birth lol. I wouldn’t have had a way to pump my breasts which would have been insanely painful. I understand I’m incredibly privileged to afford time off, but the demands are still prevalent and the biology does not excuse me,” Halsey wrote on Twitter.
The Grammy nominee was responding to one of her followers’ question about why she missed the star-studded event.
“My only point was people expecting me to be there so soon after having a baby and how it’s reflective of a more general social expectation of new moms in far more vulnerable positions,” Halsey said. “I wasn’t complaining at all.”
“I am so grateful. For my baby after everything I went through to get pregnant. For my undeserved comfort to spend time home. For the blessing to make art as a form of employment. But postpartum does not discriminate. That’s all I meant to say,” she added in a series of tweets.
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