Billie Eilish targeted with 'disgusting' body shaming comments after walking down the street

Isobel van Hagen
Wednesday 14 October 2020 09:45
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It unfortunately comes as no surprise that Billie Eilish once again could not escape an onslaught of body shaming after photos revealed her... walking down the street.

Countless fans rushed to support the 18-year-old singer-songwriter as online trolls objectified and judged her.

"This is disgusting why tf are you men like this - she’s absolutely beautiful,” one user wrote. “Losers out there body shaming 18 year old Billie Eilish who has a perfectly normal woman's figure,” another one person.

This is certainly not the first time Eilish has dealt with people having opinions on she looks, and she has been vocal about taking a stance about speculation about women’s bodies and the online bullying associated with it.

In the past, she explained why her signature style is wearing ‘baggy clothes’.

“I never want the world to know everything about me,” she explained in a 2019 Calvin Klein campaign. “I mean, that’s why I wear big, baggy clothes: Nobody can have an opinion, because they haven't seen what’s underneath.”

In May of this year, the pop star released the short film Not My Responsibility, which shows her unzipping a jacket and peeling back her layers of clothing.

Speaking softly over the low riff in the film, Eilish can be heard saying:

Do you know me? Really know me? 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... But I feel you watching, always. And nothing I do goes unseen, so while I feel your stares, your disapproval or your sigh of relief, if I lived by them, I'd never be able to move…

Eilish is an exceptionally talented young singer whose album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? essentially swept the Grammys.

Yet, all anyone seems to be able to talk about is what her body looks like.

As Natasha Devon put it:

“Everyone having an opinion because a woman (whose job has nothing to do with her body) has a body which doesn’t precisely meet society’s terrifyingly narrow beauty standards is, apart from anything else, SO BORING.”

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