Billie Eilish has recently gotten some intense backlash after a "controversial" video appearance at the DNC conference in Wisconsin and everyone's saying the exact same thing...
Billie Eilish has really ruffled a few feathers recently...
via: GettyHer appearance at the DNC conference has got voters riled up and it's all because of one specific video.
But throughout her career, she has always been vocal about politics.
via: GettyAnd her passion for change really shows throughout her work.
Aged just eighteen, Billie Eilish has already taken the industry by storm.
via: Getty ImagesShe'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: Getty ImagesMany 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.
via: Getty ImagesMost 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: Getty ImagesHer 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: Getty ImagesShe 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...
via: Getty ImagesAnd they don't seem to be going away anytime soon.
But it turns out that there's a reason behind Billie's quirky look...
via: Getty ImagesHer 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: Getty ImagesBut 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: Getty ImagesAnd 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.
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...
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.'"
That isn't the only thing she's been vocal about...
But it seems as though a lot of people aren't happy about it.
The conference, which is the place where the Democratic presidential nominations take place, started on August 17th and will end today.
Everyone's saying the same thing after seeing the video:
@billieeilish it's ok Billie. All of this should have already been sorted out before you were old enough to vote imo. Have a good day.— Hernan Castanon (@Hernan Castanon)1597938409.0
@JoeBiden @billieeilish Is that thing even old enough to vote??— MillerKiller (@MillerKiller)1597938826.0
@JoeBiden @billieeilish Jeeze. You have an 18 year old with no real life experience relatable to anything these kid… https://t.co/r7NUcragCW— MarcuSixPercent (@MarcuSixPercent)1597937301.0
Billie Eilish may have won over the 14 year old white girls vote for Slow Joe, but it doesn't matter because I'm st… https://t.co/IZ2Ykg5mdE— Joe Biden 🍥 ᵖᵃʳᵒᵈʸ (@Joe Biden 🍥 ᵖᵃʳᵒᵈʸ)1597935000.0
@JoeBiden @billieeilish I don’t think she’s even old enough to vote 😂— NotaCop (@NotaCop)1597935864.0
@JoeBiden @billieeilish Right. If you want the country led by the Portland/ANTIFA ethos of Billie Eilish, an 18-ye… https://t.co/F3Bqf9fz9T— Jimmy (@Jimmy)1597931771.0
@billieeilish you sound like you're off the dope being forced to speak up. Are you even old enough to vote? You guy… https://t.co/JoJYFC3asM— D Man (@D Man)1597931270.0
Here's the full video so you can have a look for yourselves:
I’ll just say what @billieeilish said: vote like your life depends on it. #DemConvention https://t.co/5ewebNvQGg— Joe Biden (@Joe Biden)1597887180.0