Billy Eilish is opening up concerning the judgment she faces over her look.
The 18-year-old, who usually dons loose-fitting garments to maintain her body
out of the highlight, spoke to Dazed Magazine concerning the reactions she has acquired when she’s strayed from her standard fashion.
Billy Eilish recalled a viral photograph of her in a white tank high from June of 2019. The image gained the eye of trolls commenting on the highest’s tight match and Eilish’s body.
In a May 2019 ad for Calvin Klein, the “bad guy” singer revealed she wears big clothes on purpose to prevent others from body shaming her.
“I noticed feedback like, ‘How dare she speak about not eager to be (sexualized) and put on this?!’” she mentioned within the article, printed Thursday.
Billy Eilish additionally spoke concerning the consideration she acquired in January, when she posted photographs and movies to Instagram of herself in a swimsuit.
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“It was trending,” she mentioned. “There have been feedback like, ‘I don’t like her any extra as a result of as quickly as she turns 18 she’s a whore.’ Like, dude. I can’t win. I can-not win.”
In a May 2019 advert for Calvin Klein, the “unhealthy man” singer revealed she wears massive garments on objective to forestall others from physique shaming her.
Billie Eilish additionally opened as much as Dazed about how she, too, has averted herself.
“There was some extent final yr the place I used to be bare and I didn’t (acknowledge) my physique ’cos I hadn’t seen it shortly,” she mentioned. “I might see it typically and be like, ‘Whose physique is that?’”
She added: “It’s not that I like (my physique) now, I simply suppose I’m a bit extra OK with it.”
Although usually pegged as a insurgent, Eilish says her fashion isn’t meant as backlash in opposition to something — she simply wears what she desires to put on.
However the world doesn’t all the time see it that method.
“If I wore a costume to one thing, I might be hated for it,” she mentioned. “Individuals could be like, ‘You’ve modified, how dare you do what you’ve all the time rebelled in opposition to?’ I’m like, ‘I’m not rebelling in opposition to something, actually.’ I can’t stress it sufficient. I’m simply carrying what I wanna put on. If there’s a day once I’m like, ‘You understand what, I really feel comfy with my stomach proper now, and I wanna present my stomach,’ I must be allowed to try this.”
Story appears in USA today