Billie Eilish Shares Haunting Body-Shaming Video Intended for Her Now-Postponed World Tour

by Jeremy Spirogis
Billie Eilish wearing sunglasses, holding an award in front of a repeating background

Billie Eilish has one thing to say to body-shamers. The artist doesn’t draw back from talking out about troublesome subjects, and in a just-released quick movie titled ‘Not My Responsibility ‘ she claims ownership over her body and her fashion choices, addressing critics who have speculated about what she looks like underneath her signature baggy clothing. Fans at the opening show of her ‘Where Do We Go’ world tour in Miami in March had been the primary to see the video throughout a live performance interlude, and this week Eilish determined to share her phrases with the world. “Some people hate what I wear. Some people praise it. Some people use it to shame others. Some people use it to shame me,” she says.

Billie Eilish is over the judgment

Billie Eilish wearing sunglasses, holding an award in front of a repeating background
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The video isn’t the primary time Eilish has addressed the chatter about her physique. In an interview with Elle final October, the artist lamented the media consideration she obtained for stepping out of her tour bus in a tank high. “My boobs were trending on Twitter! At number one! What is that?! Every outlet wrote about my boobs!” she instructed the journal. Eilish was solely 17 on the time. “Someone with smaller boobs could wear a tank top, and I could put on that exact tank top and get slut-shamed because my boobs are big. That is stupid. It’s the same shirt!” she continued. 

The singer isn’t afraid to talk out 

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Eilish has made a reputation for herself up to now by talking out about tough-to-discuss points together with her vegan food plan and her battle with psychological well being. In a January 2020 interview with Gayle King at CBS, she revealed that she had struggled to navigate despair up to now. “I don’t want to be dark, but I genuinely didn’t think I would make it to 17,” she mentioned. 

Eilish credit her mom, Maggie Baird, for serving to her to drag by by encouraging her to reduce on her demanding tour schedule and put boundaries in place to assist handle her busy way of life. Her wrestle impressed her to talk to followers who could also be experiencing comparable challenges. “I just grab them by the shoulders and I’m like, ‘Please take care of yourself and be good to yourself and be nice to yourself … don’t take that extra step and hurt yourself further.’” 

Now Eilish has one thing to say to body-shamers

The artist continues to boldly converse out about points which might be affecting each herself and her fan base. In the ‘Not My Responsibility’ video, she touches on the overwhelming quantity of judgment and hypothesis she’s obtained from critics. “Do you know me? Really know me? You have opinions. About my opinions. About my music. About my clothes. About my body,” she says, referring to the highlight she’s been beneath since she gained notoriety in 2016. She continues, addressing the cultural magnificence requirements many ladies wrestle to fulfill, “Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet?  … The body I was born with, is it not what you wanted?” 

In the haunting video, Eilish slowly takes off a loose-fitting shirt to disclose herself in a good tank high, maybe a nod to the June 2019 photograph that sparked a media frenzy. As she speaks her finals phrases, she submerges herself right into a black liquid, concealing herself from view.

Fans went wild for the brand new video and spoke out throughout social media platforms about their appreciation for Eilish’s message. One supporter wrote, “I’ve at all times felt insecure about my physique and I do know it is without doubt one of the worst emotions, please don’t pay attention [sic] what others will say and preserve doing what you need. #notmyresponsibility.” 

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