One Direction fans are furious with Billie Eilish for liking this shady meme
30 March 2020, 14:37
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The meme that Billie Eilish liked made fun of how Louis Tomlinson looks in comparison to Zayn.
It's no secret that cancel culture has dominated the internet in recent years. Sometimes it involves celebrities being rightfully called out on problematic comments and actions, other times it comes down to stans taking things out of context. Just last week, Kim Kardashian Is Over Party started trending online after Taylor Swift said that Kim and Kanye West "framed" her.
Now, Billie Eilish is coming under fire and it's all because of a divisive One Direction meme that she liked on Instagram.
Over the weekend (Mar 28), Billie liked a now-deleted screenshot of a One Direction meme on an Instagram account called @notforlocalss. It said: "when you move and the snapchat filter comes off", alongside a clip from One Direction's 'You & I' video in which Zayn transforms into Louis mid-song. @notforlocalss captioned it: "yall didn't have to do Louis like that".
The original meme is still live on Twitter but One Direction and Louis fans began to call out Billie for liking the post and they got "Billie Eilish Is Over Party" trending. One person wrote: "I hope Billie can apologize publicly. This is not what an artist should do. It's disrespect for people." Louis fans also got #WeLoveLouis trending in response to the meme.
when you move and the snapchat filter comes off pic.twitter.com/JhrLYGWiWd— n (@imtuans) March 27, 2020
Hey— SarahStyles (@SarahSt14103006) March 30, 2020
If anyone ever says that Louis Tomlinson is ugly, I will fucking kill them! Sorry, but Louis is the fucking cutest and prettiest person I've ever seen in my whole life❤️#WeLoveLouis #BillieEilishisoverparty
#BillieEilishisoverparty I hope Billie @billieeilish can apologize publicly. This is not what an artist should do. It's disrespect for people. It's not just artists, it's everyone. Zayn and Louis are(used to be)1D members. There's nothing to compare.— Amanda Wong (@realAmandaWong) March 30, 2020
The reason people are mad about Billie liking a meme is because she (rightfully) is so big on not being nasty about people’s looks, and yet she’s doing the same thing. I like her & I’m not going to cancel her, but at least understand why people are upset #BillieEilishisoverparty— Katie Wainwright (@katiejade234) March 30, 2020
However, many people started to criticise fans for trying to cancel Billie. Someone wrote: "did the intellectuals who created #BillieEilishisoverparty ever think that billie liked the post not because of the meme but because of the caption that reads: "y'all didn't have to do louis like that"?? i swear you people just live to cancel others because they breath".
Another added: "Oh my god!! Why tf is #BillieEilishisoverparty even a hashtag??? She liked a meme! Probably something she saw on her Instagram explore page and she could've either liked it by accident or liked it on purpose and if it was on purpose, get over it! She literally liked a meme, chill".
just so you all know I'm a Louis Stan but #BillieEilishisoverparty is terrible. it's not right for her to say something about his looks when her whole brand is not judging people but it's not okay to fire back like this Louis would be disappointed in all of you for doing this.— Ashlyn:) (@AshlynArchamba1) March 30, 2020
I really sympathize with Billie Eilish, she likes a fucking meme and #billieeilishisoverparty trends worldwide (which has happened like 3 times I can think of off the top of my head for stupid reasons). Living her life so cautiously all the time must be so immensely draining.— Corpse Husband (@Corpse_Husband) March 29, 2020
louis is a GROWN a3s man married and with a kid..do y’all think he cares if a 18yrs old girl likes a post about him supposedly calling him ugly...if he doesn’t care why do y’all #BillieEilishisoverparty pic.twitter.com/UK1EL5TuOC— 𝒔𝒐𝒂𝒑𝒚// FAN ACCOUNT (@yuhnotes) March 29, 2020
did the intellectuals who created #BillieEilishisoverparty ever think that billie liked the post not because of the meme but because of the caption that reads: "y'all didn't have to do louis like that"?? i swear you people just live to cancel others because they breath pic.twitter.com/tEclcbD7R6— — sydney (@7Osyd) March 29, 2020
Oh my god!! Why tf is #BillieEilishisoverparty even a hashtag??? She liked a meme! Probably something she saw on her Instagram explore page and she could've either liked it by accident or liked it on purpose and if it was on purpose, get over it! She literally liked a meme, chill— ✌ (@itsahavab) March 30, 2020
As it stands, Billie is yet to respond to the backlash but it seems likely that there was no ill-intent behind her actions.