Billie Eilish is tired of having to justify herself by her appearance. On more than one occasion, the 21-year-old Californian artist has castigated those who criticized her physique or her stylistic choices. And now he’s done it again, through stories of instagram that are no longer visible in your account. “I spent the first five years of my career undone by you, for being like a kid and dressing the way I did, and they constantly told me it would be more sexy if he acted like a woman,” the artist wrote on the social network, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The singer made himself known at only 13 years old on SoundCloud; at 14 his music, in which he worked with his brother Finneas O’Connell, went viral on YouTube, and at 17 he released his first album, When we all fall asleep, where do we go? Since her debut, the young woman has had to deal with comments about her body or her clothes; as Noelia Ramírez wrote in this article, when she turned 18 “as originally published by the vertical indy100 of the independent, apparently become the most searched person on the porn video portal Pornhub»
In her early days as a teenager, Eilish opted for baggy clothes to avoid being judged on her physique, since when she wore tighter clothes the internet comments kept coming in. She explained it herself in 2020 in the short film Not my responsibility (Not my responsibility) in which he denounces body shame (to shame someone for their body) to which she had been subjected. Would you like it to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Higher? Do you want to silence me? Are my shoulders provoking you?” he asked viewers.
In May 2021, she hit the table when she posed with her hair dyed blonde and in lingerie on the cover of the UK edition of vogue. “So you’re a hypocrite if you want to show off your body, and you’re easy and you’re a bitch and a whore. If I’m for doing it, then I’m proud. Me and all the girls are whores, and shit, you know? Showing your body and showing your skin, or not, is not disrespectful,” she said in the publication’s interview. Now she’s spoken out again about what other people think of her physique. “Now when I feel comfortable enough to wear something feminine or figure-hugging, they say I’ve changed and I’m sold and they’re like ‘what the hell is it? happened? past? My God, it’s not the same Billie, it’s like everyone else’ and blabla… You are real jerks. I can be both, fucking imbeciles, let the women exist! Eilish – who has seven Grammy Awards, won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Oscar for the theme song no time to die of James Bond – also joked about the comments that are made about him on the internet: “That femininity is not equal to weakness? OMG crazy right? And also totally unusual and crazy to want to express yourself differently at different times.
During her last public appearances, the artist has sought to demonstrate that she is not one-sided, as she recalls in her Instagram Stories: “Fun fact: do you know that women are multifaceted? Breathtaking, isn’t it? Believe it or not, women can be interested in many things. She went to a Gucci party at Lacma in pajamas, she chose a black corset dress with transparencies by Simone Rocha at the recent Met Gala and just a few days ago she shared several photos of herself with different sportswear and the caption “Go to the Shit, please”, a comment before which several people started commenting on her appearance on Instagram with messages like “She looks too thin, I hope she is well” or “We all change and grow. You can wear whatever you want. I used to wear a cute dress that made me look chic and the next day baggy pants with a chain purse and the next day I was in black. Because? Because I could. Leave her alone.”
Billie Eilish, Pornhub and the perversion of “girl to woman”