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Halsey Accidentally Tweeted A Terrible 9/11 Joke And People Called Her Out

Oh, Halsey.

Halsey just tried to clap back at Pitchfork for a negative review of her album — but accidentally made a very unfortunate 9/11 joke instead.

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It all started early this morning, when Pitchfork released a snarky review of Halsey's latest album, Manic.

The review called Manic "tedious" and referred to it as "amorphous pop that you might associate with a miserable Lyft ride."

This record's painfully stretched ballads and overly sanitized rhythms make it feel tedious https://t.co/O08mL8OjrX

So, Halsey decided to respond...with what she THOUGHT was a clever joke.

@halsey / Via Twitter

"Can the basement that they run P*tchfork out of just collapse already," she wrote on Twitter.

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But here's what Halsey apparently did not realize: Pitchfork is based out of One World Trade Center in New York City — the skyscraper that was built after the twin towers collapsed on September 11.

So, y'know, probably not the best building to joke about collapsing.

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People on Twitter were quick to point out her mistake.

losing my mind thinking about the person on halsey’s team who had to tell her she just called for the collapse of one world trade https://t.co/eJJmK0KyQ7

Many thought it was funny, since it was clearly just an unfortunate oversight.

Pitchfork: the album is good, not great Halsey: they should have another 9/11

Halsey mistakenly (??) advocating for another 9/11 over a Pitchfork album review will be the funniest thing that happens in 2020.

Halsey accidentally saying she wants the One World Trade Center to collapse just days before she’s on SNL is just *chefs kiss*

Halsey quickly deleted the tweet, and then clarified to her 12 million followers that she did not mean to make a 9/11 joke.

@halsey / Via Twitter

"ABSOLUTELY deleted it upon realizing this," she wrote in response. "Was just trying to make a joke! Intended zero harm."

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"Just figured I could poke at them back with the same aloof passive aggression they poke at artists with! Clearly a misunderstanding ❤️."

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She also responded to media outlets who had turned the story into something it wasn't, like saying she was "calling for the collapse of One World Trade Center":

Not sure there's a moral to this story, but maybe just don't joke about buildings collapsing? IDK, just spitballin' here. And hey, stream Manic!