After fans called out Billie Eilish for following other celebrities on Instagram who were accused of alleged sexual and physical abuse, she unfollowed everyone.
The songstress recently took to Instagram Stories and reposted a since-deleted photo — that was screenshotted and reposted by fans online — that read, “If I am following your abuser DM ME and I will unfollow them. I support you.”
Shortly after reposting the photo, the 18-year-old received backlash from fans for following alleged abusers, including: Justin Bieber, who recently responded after being accused of sexual assault in 2014; Ansel Elgort, who also denied accusations after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old in 2014; and Chris Brown, who has a history with domestic violence.
Followers started to noticed that she deleted the Instagram Stories post after they called her out, but shortly after, some people posted on Twitter that the “Bad Guy” singer had unfollowed both Justin and Chris.
BILLIE EILISH UNFOLLOWED JUSTIN BIEBER AND CHRIS BROWN OMG pic.twitter.com/JcbH4RBI5j
— MOODI (@kindofcrazy) June 24, 2020
In another tweet, one fan account shared a screenshot showing that she no longer followed Ansel either. Finally, Billie ended up unfollowing everyone on Instagram — including her family members — and now, her Instagram follower count is at zero.
For those who don’t know, Billie has been a major fan of Justin her whole life. Not only have they collaborated together, but the “Never Say Never” singer said he wanted to “protect” Billie during an interview from back in February.
“I just want to protect her. I don’t want her to lose it. I don’t want her to go through anything I went through. I don’t wish that upon anybody. If she ever needs me I’m just a call away,” he told Zane Lowe on his “New Music Daily” Apple podcast at the time.
As fans know, Billie’s unfollowing spree came after she’s continued to be super outspoken about the Black Lives Matter movement following the tragic death of George Floyd. The singer, along with many other celebrities, has marched with protesters, stood in solidarity and shared resources online.
If you or anyone you know has been sexually abused, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). A trained staff member will provide confidential, judgment-free support as well as local resources to assist in healing, recovering and more.
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