Nobody deserves to be fat-shamed… especially an eighteen-year-old woman.
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?
She’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.
Many 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.”
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…
She doesn’t dress like your typical eighteen-year-old girl, that’s for sure.
She is known for rocking some pretty out-there looks…
Like this full white suit complete with Powerpuff Girl embroidery, which she pairs with some signature tiny sunglasses.
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.
And Billie doesn’t just experiment with fashion…
The star is no stranger to getting creative with her hair – opting for more out there looks and colors to fit her quirky aesthetic.
And they don’t seem to be going away anytime soon.
Her 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.
“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.”
But 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.
And it is a harsh reality that young women in the spotlight are always targeted by older people.
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.
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.
But, when discussing the topic, Billie has said in the past that she doesn’t want to remain covered up forever.
“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?”
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.'”
And we have been yet to notice any changes in her fashion sense and clothing choices.
The star has recently been pictured without her trademark baggy attire and the internet has gone crazy… with many unbelievably fat-shaming the teenager.
People were quick to call out those shaming and objectifying the eighteen-year-old.
Billie herself has decided to call out those shaming her.
And the video begged people to “normalize normal bodies” following the backlash to Billie’s photos.
“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.”
And we hope that it sent a very important message to those ignorant enough to try and fat-shame anyone.
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…