Billie Eilish tells fans to "mind their business" following queerbaiting accusations
14 June 2021, 11:58 | Updated: 14 June 2021, 15:54
Billie Eilish also faced backlash after problematic posts by her rumoured boyfriend Matthew Tyler Vorce resurfaced online.
Billie Eilish appears to have responded to accusations of queerbaiting by liking a post telling her fans to mind their business.
Last week (Jun 10), Billie Eilish took to Instagram to share an array of screenshots from her recent 'Lost Cause' music video. She posted the photos with the caption: "i love girls." Some fans interpreted this as Billie coming out as gay. However, Billie didn't elaborate on the meaning behind the post and fans began to accuse the 18-year-old star of queerbaiting.
Billie then came under fire after alleged homophobic and racist posts by her rumoured boyfriend, Matthew Tyler Vorce, went viral online. Now, Billie has seemingly reacted to the conversation surrounding the post and the Matthew backlash.
billie eilish stop queerbaiting challenge— maniphobe (@gh0stm4ni_) June 11, 2021
DID BILLIE EILISH JUST COME OUT OR IS SHE QUEERBAITING OR DOES SHE MEAN PLATONIC HELLO???— anna marie (@ranbootvt) June 10, 2021
billie eilish i love u but i literally cant support u dating that man 👨🦯 pic.twitter.com/CJxFLbZBkp— ayleen📱🦕 (@fruitywylie) June 12, 2021
On Saturday (Jun 12), fans saw that Billie liked an Instagram post that read: "This fandom is so embarrassing sometimes like why would you go in someone’s comments and say something that you literally don’t even know is true and something y’all LITERALLY MADE UP, sometimes y’all are so dumb. Some of you just need to learn how to mind your business."
It's unclear if Billie liked the post is in reference to the queerbaiting accusations or Matthew's alleged old social media posts, but she then posted a selfie (Jun 13) on Instagram with the caption: "i’m tireeeddddddd".
Following Billie's recent posts and actions, some fans have called her out for ignoring their concern and criticism. One fan tweeted: "Billie eilish ignoring this whole possible queer baiting situation and her whole old ass bf being homophobic and racist then liking a post saying how embarrassing her fandom is, is really fucking disappointing."
Meanwhile, other people have begun defending Billie. One person tweeted: "Saying that billie eilish posting 'i love girls' is queer baiting kinda shows how much women and womens love are sexualised in society by immediately assuming 'i love women' relates to her sexuality as if there are not infinite kinds of love in the world."
patiently waiting for your album that people sold out the merch for and you go and ignore how your 29 year old boyfriend is racist and homophobic?? and when your fans call his ugly ass out on his bullshit you call us embarrassing?? please i am so fucking disappointed in billie rn— Love, Justin (@tiohabit) June 12, 2021
so. billie eilish is dating a racist homophobe. she has queerbaited multiple times. and liked a post referring to her fanbase as annoying for calling her out on queerbaiting? honestly fuck her— aster/asher ᱬ (@transakagi) June 13, 2021
saying that billie eilish posting "i love girls" is queer baiting kinda shows how much women and womens love are sexualised in society by immediately assuming "i love women" relates to her sexuality as if there are not infinite kinds of love in the world— bich (@saoirse_idk) June 12, 2021
Might be a hot take but if Billie Eilish wants to dance around and feel sexy with other women, that’s not queer baiting— Pheen 🌱 (@Pheenips) June 13, 2021
As it stands, Billie is yet to say anything more. We shall update you if she does.