Nobody deserves to be fat-shamed... especially an eighteen-year-old woman.
Billie Eilish has once again been the victim of creeps online...And it seems that now, the singer has finally had enough of the constant objectification and has called out the perverts directly. But where did it all start for the young star?
Aged just eighteen, Billie has taken the music industry by storm.
via: GettyShe's been writing and creating her own music since she was incredibly young, and has risen to fame 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.
It also gives her music a different sound...
via: GettyMany are pretty shocked that such a young person could create such hauntingly catchy tunes - and such suggestive lyrics.
Her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, ranked at number 1 in the charts.Most artists have to release a couple of albums and dedicate their lives to promoting their work before they are even recognized as an artist, but then there’s a lucky few, like Billie, who reach superstardom on their first attempt. When the album was released, she wrote, “This album [means] the world to me please take care of it."
But that wasn't even the first time that we saw her climbing the charts...Her introductory EP, Don’t Smile at Me, went all the way to slot fourteen, and has already been awarded gold, an achievement that many artists can only dream of receiving.
Her most recent single Everything I Wanted has been a huge success...And we must say, it is an incredibly beautiful song.
But, it's safe to say, Billie is as famous for her image as she is for her music...
via: GettyShe doesn't dress like your typical eighteen-year-old girl, that's for sure.
She is known for rocking some pretty out-there looks...
Or what about this full green ensemble?
And Billie doesn't just experiment with fashion...
Her neon-green roots seem to have become her trademark...
But it turns out that there's a reason behind Billie's quirky look...
via: GettyHer choices in fashion - which strongly consist of baggy, oversized clothes - are picked to protect herself from her global audience body-shaming her and judging her on her natural appearance.
Speaking in an interview last year, 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.
via: GettyBut sadly, people have already attempted to exploit and body-shame the teenager. Even when she was as young as fifteen, online trolls were trying to sexualize her for no apparent reason.
It's terribly sad that the singer has to put up with this treatment...
via: GettyAnd it is a harsh reality that young women in the spotlight are always targeted by older people.
Many of these perverts have tried to blame her lyrics.
But let me get this straight. Just because there’s a line in her song “bad guy" that reads: “bruises on both my knees for you," it’s now acceptable to start sexualizing her? I really don’t see the correlation here.
This girl literally said “bruises on both my knees for you” , “might seduce your dad” BUT I’M ONE WHO’S SEXUALIZI… https://t.co/iyObDoi4af— k (@k)1561326693.0
Billie has the right to sing about whatever she wants...
There's no excuse for sexualizing a young woman... Or any woman of any age, for that matter.
teenagers, including billie eilish, have every right to talk and sing about sexual topics bc as much as we love to… https://t.co/5i793YkIXR— aj (@aj)1561341484.0
But, when discussing the topic, Billie has said in the past that she doesn't want to remain covered up forever.
via: Getty"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.
via: GettyBut 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 last year, the pop sensation turned eighteen...
via: GettyAnd we have been yet to notice any changes in her fashion sense and clothing choices.
Until more recently.
And, after the snaps began doing the rounds on social media...
And now...Billie herself has decided to call out those shaming her.
The singer took to her Instagram Stories to re-post a video by blogger Chizi Duru...
In the clip, Duru says:"Ya'll got to start normalizing real bodies, ok? Not everyone has a wagon behind them, ok? Guts are normal. They're normal. Boobs sag, especially after breastfeeding. Instagram isn't real."
Billie reposting this powerful video really hit home for many people...And we hope that it sent a very important message to those ignorant enough to try and fat-shame anyone.
Sadly, it really seems like Billie can't do anything without being scrutinized...
And this isn't the first time she's been objectified. Scroll on to read what she had to say about the reaction to her video of herself taking her clothes off...
daily reminder that billie eilish is sexier than you https://t.co/rw5pAjaFQK— hatim (@hatim)1602525451.0