Billie Eilish fans slam troll who criticised her body in new pictures
14 October 2020, 12:46 | Updated: 14 October 2020, 13:10
"It’s disgusting to see the comments on Billie Eilish’s body, she’s literally 18."
Billie Eilish fans are defending and supporting the 18-year-old singer after recent body-shaming comments from Twitter trolls.
New photos of Billie emerged earlier this week, minding her own business and going about her day. She was dressed in a pair of baggy shorts and a tank top. Nothing newsworthy about it, to be honest.
While most people couldn't care less, the trolls on the internet soon decided to pass comment. One tweet criticising Billie's body then went viral and Billie's fans immediately called out the tweet, slamming the person who posted it.
One fan wrote: "it’s disgusting to see the comments on billie eilish’s body, she’s literally 18, the amount of people body shaming her makes me wanna puke [sic]"
Another added: "can’t wait for the day when billie eilish stops getting judged for wearing tank tops outside of her baggy clothes aesthetic. [sic]"
YouTuber and musician Jessie Paege also criticised the comments surrounding Billie's body, writing: "Billie Eilish is beautiful! PLEASE, do not body shame her, or anyone for that matter. Body shaming is not “news” or “gossip” it’s HARMFUL and UNACCEPTABLE."
In response to the conversation, Billie also shared a video from Chizi Duru on Instagram titled 'Can we normalize real bodies?'
In the video, Chizi says: "Y'all gotta start normalising real bodies, ok? Not everybody has a wagon behind them. Guts are normal. They're normal. Boobs sag, especially after breastfeeding. Instagram isn't real."
Billie Eilish is beautiful! PLEASE, do not body shame her, or anyone for that matter. Body shaming is not “news” or “gossip” it’s HARMFUL and UNACCEPTABLE.— Jessie Paege (@jessiepaege) October 14, 2020
it’s disgusting to see the comments on billie eilish’s body, she’s literally 18, the amount of people body shaming her makes me wanna puke— 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐚 ☾. (@LAVIDAPRADA) October 12, 2020
can’t wait for the day when billie eilish stops getting judged for wearing tank tops outside of her baggy clothes aesthetic. pic.twitter.com/8CvVcDaqdZ— saniyah | ia bc college apps (@eilishswifts) October 12, 2020
billie eilish: has body— SΞHDΞV🐺 (@Ioversmeeting) October 13, 2020
people who aren’t billie eilish: pic.twitter.com/G7KEVQH1Ci
On her Where Do We Go? tour earlier this year, Billie released a short film titled "Not My Responsibility" in which she calls out her critics and body-shamers.
In the video, Billie gradually takes off her clothes as she recites a poem directed at trolls who continue to comment on her body: "You have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body. Some people hate what I wear, some people praise it, some people use it to shame others, some people use it to shame me. But I feel you watching, always, and nothing I do goes unseen."
Billie ends the video saying: "Though you've never seen my body, you still judge it and judge me for it. Why? We make assumptions about people based on their size. We decide who they are. We decide what they're worth. If I wear more, if I wear less, who decides what that makes me? What that means? Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?"