What Billie Eilish wears has become the topic of conversation over the last few months. The “Bad Guy” songstress has been pretty open about the fact that she chooses to wear oversized clothing so that people can’t sexualize her body, and now, the singer has addressed the trolls who hate on her clothes and the way she looks once and for all!
The 18-year-old kicked off her Where Do We Go world tour in Miami, FL, on Sunday, March 8, and in a video interlude during the show, she decided to send a strong message to body-shamers. In the clip, Billie stripped down and as she removed her clothing, she said, “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. 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. Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet? Do my shoulder provoke you? Does my chest? Am I my stomach? My hips? The body I was born with is not what you wanted? If I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I’m a slut.”
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) March 10, 2020
“Though you’ve never seen my body, you still judge it and judge me for it,” she continued. “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?”
During a Calvin Klein ad back in 2019, the musician opened up about why she wears baggy clothing.
“I never want the world to know everything about me,” she said. “I mean, that’s why I wear big, baggy clothes. Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath, you know? Nobody can be like, ‘Oh, she’s slim-thick, she’s not slim-thick, she’s got a flat [butt], she’s got a fat [butt].’ No one can say any of that, because they don’t know.”
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