Cyrus starred as fictional singer Ashley O in the season five episode Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too, which debuted on Netflix earlier this month along with two other Charlie Brooker-created instalments of the dystopian show.
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Halsey has now shared her reaction to the episode, noting the similarities between Cyrus’ character and her own music career, as well as pointing out how her real name, Ashley Nicolette Frangipane, brought those parallels home even more.
Black Mirror episode about a popstar named Ashley with colorful hair. Existential crisis: Engage.
— h (@halsey) June 16, 2019
“Black Mirror episode about a popstar named Ashley with colourful hair,” she tweeted yesterday (June 16). “Existential crisis: Engage.”
A fan then shared a shot-by-shot comparison of Halsey in the video for her debut single ‘Ghost’ with Cyrus’ character Ashley O.
— haron (@jaqcuesadit) June 16, 2019
Last week, Halsey played an intimate show in London where she paid an emotional tribute to Melania Geymonat and her date Chris, the couple who were assaulted during a homophobic attack on a London bus on May 30.
Elsewhere, Cyrus’ reworked version of Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Head Like A Hole’, which was used in her Black Mirror episode, has now been made available to stream.