Billie Eilish Opens Up About Ba-ckla-sh Over Her Bik-ini Pic: “I Can’t Win”
“I’m just wearing what I wanna wear.”
Billie Eilish has been very outspoken about the meaning behind her style.
Earlier this year, the singer shared a very rare bikini pic.
Now, Billie is opening up about the backlash she received from that pic.
Billie Eilish is known for her statement-making baggy clothes, but when she posted a rare bikini pic earlier this year, people took notice.
Back in January, Billie shared a collection of photos on Insta from a recent trip to Hawaii. The post included a shot of Billie in her bathing suit, but it was nothing compared to what some of her contemporaries post on social media. Because it’s Billie, people had some things to say and, of course, Billie heard them.
“It was trending,” Billie said to Dazed about the response to the photo. “There were comments like, ‘I don’t like her any more because as soon as she turns 18 she’s a whore.’ Like, dude. I can’t win. I can-not win.”
Billie went on to explain that she understands that, at this point, her look is so well-known and such a part of her persona, there would be a big response if she decided to change it up.
“If I wore a dress to something, I would be hated for it,” she said. “People would be like, ‘You’ve changed, how dare you do what you’ve always rebelled against?'” Billie stresses, though, that rebellion isn’t the point. “I’m just wearing what I wanna wear. If there’s a day when I’m like, ‘You know what, I feel comfortable with my belly right now, and I wanna show my belly,’ I should be allowed to do that.”
Billie addressed this issue more in her Where Do We Go? World Tour before it got postponed. During her Miami concert, there was a video interlude where Billie discusses sexism while undressing.
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BILLIE EILISH WORLD TOUR MIAMI INTERLUDE “NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY”
“You have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body,” she says in the video. “If I wear more, if I wear less, who decides what that makes me? What that means? Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?”
The 18-year-old singer has even said she had to stop reading Instagram comments. “It was ruining my life,” she told the BBC. It’s sad that it had to come to that, but hopefully, Billie is now able to block out the haters because she should be able to wear whatever she wants without worrying what all the trolls out there think.