Billie Eilish has finally responded to that viral photo of her wearing a tank top.
The photo spread across the internet a few months back.
Keep scrolling to check it out.
Billie Eilish is one of the biggest stars in the world.
Young, old, pretty much everyone knows her name.
And almost everyone knows her first hit single.
"I'm the bad guy! Duh!"
But while her music is what makes Billie so famous.
Billie's body has made countless headlines over the years too.
Now, at the age of just nineteen, Billie has well and truly dominated the pop-music scene.
via: GettyShe'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.
She isn't your usual pop-star...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 ranked at number 1 in the charts.
via: GettyMost 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...
via: GettyHer 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.
via: GettyShe doesn't dress like your typical nineteen-year-old girl, that's for sure.
She is known for rocking some pretty out-there looks...
Or what about this full green ensemble?
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."
We honestly don't blame her for adopting 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 for their appearances.
And it isn't just fashion that the singer experiments with...
And recently she revealed some personal pictures on her Instagram stories that resulted in her losing over 100,000 followers all at once!
via: GettyIt seems as though lots of her so-called "fans" weren't happy with them at all.
But not everyone agrees with them...
While taking part in a viral Instagram trend where followers can ask people to post certain images, Billie got 2 particular requests...
via: GettyOne of them was a picture of her lock screen which she screenshot and uploaded to her stories.
And of course, people lost their minds over a pair of boobs...
via: TwitterWhat is it about female autonomy that makes people, even other women, feel uncomfortable? But shirtless men? Yeah, that's fine. Someone, please explain it to me.
And the second post was also very similar.
via: GettyA fan asked her to reveal a drawing she's proud of...
So Billie posted this:
via: TwitterAgain, the boobs really had people disgusted, for some reason? Then cue the long line of "fans" that proceeded to unfollow the singer straight after the post went up.
But Billie had the perfect response for all the haters...
via: InstagramShe reposted a snap of her follower count with the caption: "LMFAOOO y'all babies smh," because that's exactly what they are.
If you're one of those people that unfollowed her, I see you.
Anyway, in other news, Billie has recently opened up about her body once again.
This time Billie was addressing that viral photo of her.
Remember a few months back when that photo appeared of Billie wearing a tank top, shorts, and sandals?
Well now she's hit back.
Can we please normalize Billie wearing tank tops and showing skin. Period end of story. #NotHerResponsibility… https://t.co/FUqUSn4cZF— lyssa! (@lyssa!)1602650754.0
For Vanity Fair's March 2021 cover story, the 19-year-old singer opened up about the photo of her, saying:
I think that the people around me were more worried about it than I was, because the reason I used to cut myself was because of my body. To be quite honest with you, I only started wearing baggy clothes because of my body.
She added that she was just glad the photo didn't come out earlier when she had a 'horrible' relationship with her body.
I wasn't really eating. I was, like, starving myself. I remember taking a pill that told me that it would make me lose weight and it only made me pee the bed — when I was 12. It's just crazy. I can't even believe, like I — wow.
I thought that I would be the only one dealing with my hatred for my body, but I guess the internet also hates my body. So that's great.