This week, Billie Eilish gave the perfect response to those criticizing her iconic green roots.
Is there anything this young woman can’t do?
She’s been writing and creating her own music since she was incredibly young, but didn’t truly rise to fame until the release of her debut album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? in March 2019.
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.
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 recent single, Everything I Wanted has also been a huge success…
And we must say, it is an incredibly beautiful song.
But it’s safe to say that Billie is just 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.
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 for their appearances.
But should a mere line in one of her songs justify her degrading sexualization? I really don’t see the correlation here.
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,” the star 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.'”
She seems to have been gradually fazing out the overly-baggy attire.
But after she was recently pictured wearing slightly more revealing clothing, the internet went crazy, with many unbelievably fat-shaming the teenager.
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.
One fan decided to comment on one of her Instagram posts imploring her to change her hair.
And it has been her staple ever since.
However, some people think that this is too long to have one hair color (like it’s their business…).
She replied directly to the comment, saying:
“It’s called not being depressed anymore pls just be happy for me.”
“This is the longest I’ve had the same hair color since I was thirteen & that’s on mental stability and growth leave me alone…”
Billie then took to her Instagram Stories to reiterate her point further.
“F**k you guys. Stop making fun of me, oh my god!” Billie then laughed before adding, “I’m f*****g making you an album! I will not put it out if you keep making fun of my hair. Shut up!”
She revealed the big news that she’ll be changing her hair after the release of her Apple TV documentary, The World’s A Little Blurry, which is scheduled to drop in February.
“I’m changing it after the doc comes out,” she said. “It’ll be the end of an era, I’ma give you a new era…I have announcements to make, I got some s**t to put out.”
Change your hair Billie, but never change your sass. For more on the star, scroll on…