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You Need To Hear Halsey's Empowering Fangirls Award Acceptance Speech

Halsey is aiding in the building of a world that values women, which is why she was honored with the 2019 L'Oréal Paris Fangirls Award at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

Elle Fanning presented the prestigious award that is all about women bettering the world to the 24-year-old singer, who is not only a champion for women, but also an advocate for mental health, suicide prevention, sexual assault victims, and the LGBTQ+ community.

Before hitting the stage to receive her award, Halsey kissed her supportive boyfriend YUNGBLUD, who was all smiles as his lady was being honored.

"It seems really fitting that the name of this award would be the fangirl award," Halsey began her acceptance speech. "I think that the word fangirl for a long time has been used in a very derogatory since. I think if a young woman likes something then in the eyes of the rest of the world that makes it stupid or it makes it unimportant or invalid, but as a former fangirl and as a person who is lucky enough to have fans of their own, I know that it is very much the opposite actually."

 

"I have watched my fans and I have been a part of fandoms and I have seen people be motivated and be passionate and determined about something," she continued. "In a time where it is so necessary to have feeling and to have empathy, so when I see a fangirl or a fanboy or a fan-anyone I see a person who is capable of feeling and capable of affecting change and that means a lot to me. So, thank you."

 
 

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