Billie Eilish had the perfect response to trolls who thought it was necessary to comment on her body.
The 18 year-old singer discussed the reactions to a photo of her wearing a tank top, shorts and sliders that circulated in October.
Some of the people who shared the image made misogynistic and fat-shaming comments. Eilish, who found fame in her teenage years, typically wears baggy clothes, in part to avoid this.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, she said:
“There's this picture of me running from my car to my brother’s front door on like a 110 degree day in a tank top. And people were like, damn, Billie got fat. And I’m like, nope, this is how I look, you've just never seen it before!"
“I love having kids relate to me and tell me that I make them feel comfortable in their bodies. If I can do anything, I want to do that.”
After the photo was shared, many of Eilish’s fans came to her defence.
And praised her “inspiring” reaction to being body-shamed.
Eilish herself has also spoken out about the double-standards women in the music industry face before.
In her a short film published on YouTube, she pointed out that strangers attaching her worth to her body was more their problem than it is hers.