In the third episode of Black Mirror’s fifth season, Miley Cyrus plays an abused pop star in a candy-colored wig…. so of course, anybody with an associates degree in pop culture and a brain that works, figured it was about Britney Spears. I’m not sure if anyone said, “Is this about Halsey?” Well, that’s not true. Someone did say that and it was Halsey and Halsey only.
Halsey tweeted out her concern about the similarities between the storyline and her own fame. Which left many people confused including the producers of that Black Mirror episode.
Halsey claiming an “existential crisis” over the “Black Mirror” episode starring Miley Cyrus, has people connected with the Netflix hit show laughing their asses off … TMZ has learned.
If nothing else … Halsey provided some entertainment for ‘Mirror’ producers when she shared her reaction to the episode about a character named “Ashley O” — played by Miley. If you missed it, Halsey tweeted, “Black Mirror episode about a pop star named Ashley with colorful hair. Existential crisis: Engage.”
She went on to point out her real name is Ashley and joked, “If I die they killed me.”
Halsey can UN-engage from her existential crisis because no one on the show was thinking about the plight of Halsey. Halsey has not shaved her head and tried to attack a car with an umbrella. Or dressed as a horny baby for a video. Or been married to Bobby Brown.
Sources connected to the show tell us the Ashley O story was always intended as a metaphor for the careers of young pop stars such as, obviously Miley, but also Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and even Whitney Houston.
So, as one ‘Mirror’ exec in the email chain put it, “I think most people can see it’s a shameful desperate attempt at self-promotion.”
Bottom line, we’re told … Ashley O ain’t Halsey, and Halsey ain’t Ashley O.
Existential crisis averted.
I’m glad that mystery has been solved. I would hate for the Ashleys of the world to walk around thinking that people from Black Mirror are trying to kill them. And not to brag, but I just got over four texts (none of them from my mom!), so for a second I thought that the Black Mirror people were out to get me based on my newfound fame. Turns out it was a group text asking me to bring hot dog buns to a BBQ.
Either way, we can all rest easy knowing that Halsey is safe from the warped minds of the Black Mirror writers as she is the Jennifer Lopez to their Mariah Carey. They don’t know her. And this isn’t her: