Billie Eilish has been ruthlessly slammed online after she was accused of "queerbaiting" in her recent picture.

Read on to find out exactly what the pop sensation did to ruffle so many feathers during Pride month...

Now, aged just nineteen, Billie Eilish has taken the music industry by storm.

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She's been writing and creating her own music since she was incredibly young and rose with her huge hit album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? that was released in March 2019.

She's known for being somewhat of a quirky character...

Billie was home-schooled, so she didn't get the chance to interact with others of her own age apart from her siblings until she started to make waves in the music scene, which has given her something of a unique outlook on the world.

Her original music has a different sound...

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And many have been pretty shocked that a young person could create such hauntingly catchy tunes - and such suggestive lyrics!

But, it's safe to say, Billie is as famous for her image as she is for her music...

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Because she certainly doesn't dress like your typical nineteen-year-old-girl!

She is known for rocking some pretty wild looks...

Like this full white suit complete with Powerpuff Girl embroidery, which she pairs with some signature tiny sunglasses. Weird - but it kind of works?

Or what about this full green ensemble?

We have to say, love it or hate it, you can't deny Billie's commitment to her look - and that's not something many of us are brave enough to pull off.

But it turns out that there was a reason behind her choices...

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Her clothes - which usually strongly consist of baggy, oversized items - were actually picked to protect herself from being body-shamed and judged on her natural appearance.

Speaking in an interview a few years ago, Billie explained these choices...


"That's why I wear baggy clothes," she said.

"Nobody can have an opinion because they haven't seen what's underneath. Nobody can be like, 'she's slim-thick,' 'she's not slim-thick,' 'she's got a flat a**,' 'she's got a fat a**.' No one can say any of that because they don't know."

And we honestly don't blame Billie for having this attitude.

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But sadly, so many people have attempted to exploit and body-shame the teenager in the past.

It's terribly sad that she's has to put up with this treatment...

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And it is a harsh reality that young women in the spotlight are always targeted by older people.

But, when discussing the topic, Billie has said in the past that she doesn't want to remain covered up forever.

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"I'm going to be a woman. I want to show my body," Eilish told Elle in an interview last year, "What if I want to make a video where I want to look desirable?"

She said that, upon turning eighteen, she wants the option to sometimes reveal her body.

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But she understands the repercussions a move like that could bring.

"I know it would be a huge thing," she said in the interview, adding: "I know people will say, 'I've lost all respect for her.'"

Well, in December 2019, the pop sensation turned eighteen.

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And she kept good on her promise.

Who knew this would cause the internet to break down?

And a year on from this stunning post, Billie graced the cover of British Vogue as a nineteen-year-old woman.

Thousands of comments came rolling in following her gorgeous Vogue shoot, with most of them commending her on how beautiful she looked - Although some didn't...

With many having the audacity to criticize Billie for the shoot and body-shame her.

But thankfully, the star hit back at those criticisms.

"Suddenly you're a hypocrite if you want to show your skin, and you're easy and you're a slut and you're a whore. If I am, then I'm proud. Me and all the girls are hoes, and f**k it, y'know? Let's turn it around and be empowered in that. Showing your body and showing your skin – or not – should not take any respect away from you."

Yes, girl!

Putting aside the haters, there's no doubt that Billie is absolutely adored by fans across the world.

But, that doesn't mean they won't her accountable when necessary.

Which is what brings us back to today's story.

Last week, the star was accused of "queerbaiting" following an Instagram post advertising her new music video, Lost Cause.

The star has been accused of "queerbaiting" after she shared an Instagram post with showing some behind-the-scenes pictures from her Lost Cause video.

Alongside the picture added a caption that read: "i love girls."

For those who aren't aware...

Queer baiting is a marketing technique for fiction and entertainment in which creators hint at, but then do not actually depict, same-sex romance or other LGBTQ+ representation.

The caption has caused many fans to question her timing of posting the caption during Pride Month...

And it has gotten many wondering if the young star, as a straight woman, is trying to profit from this historical month.

What do you think of it? Do you think this is an example of "queer baiting" or do you think it's completely harmless?