In a new video series featuring a conversation between Halsey and Senator Bernie Sanders, the musician told the lawmaker that she is in support of levying a wealth tax.
In the video call aired on IGTV, YouTube, and Twitter, the two discussed a variety of issues such as climate plan, the future of America, LGBTQ protections, reproductive health and racial injustice.
Halsey made her stand clear on wealth tax saying, “For me personally, there is no amount of money that I think is worth personally contributing to the alienation, the disenfranchisement of millions – hundreds of millions of people across this country – which is why, despite being in the one percent, I support the wealth tax”.
“Because I believe that the people who oppose it are motivated by greed,” she added.
Halsey acknowledged that born in a “lower class family” with mixed-race parents, she is now part of the one percent wealthy category of Americans.
Halsey described the first presidential debate as a “reality television show.” According to her, it was “one of the most frustrating pieces of television” that she had “the misfortune of witnessing.”
“It certainly was not one of the great moments in American history,” said Sanders.