Billie Eilish Says She Was ‘Really Offended’ By Tank Top Comments – It’s Billie Eilish as you’ve never seen her — and she says she loves her sexy feminine look.
Billie Eilish Says She Was ‘Really Offended’ By Tank Top Comments:
Billie Eilish has reflected on the public reaction to the tank top she wore last year.
In October 2020, paparazzi pictures emerged of the Grammy-winning singer wearing a form-fitting vest instead of her usual choice of loose, covered-up clothing.
In a new interview with Vogue, Eilish said: “It made me really offended when people were like, ‘Good for her for feeling comfortable in her bigger skin. Jesus Christ?! Good for me? F*** off!”
She added: “The more the internet and the world care about somebody that’s doing something they’re not used to, they put it on such a high pedestal that then it’s even worse.”
Eilish appears on the cover of the new issue of Vogue, wearing a custom Gucci corset and skirt with an Agent Provocateur bra, accessorised with latex gloves. The shoot, which was Eilish’s idea, was inspired by classic pinups such as Betty Brosmer.
“Showing your body and showing your skin – or not – should not take away any respect from you,” she said. “It’s all about what makes you feel good. If you want to get surgery, go get surgery. If you want to wear a dress that somebody thinks that you look too big wearing, fuck it. If you feel like you look good, you look good.”
Billie Eilish: Sexual Misconduct Is Everywhere
The “Your Power” singer also said all her age group have suffered sexual misbehaviour. “[The song is] really not about one person,” Eilish said. “You might think, ‘it’s because she’s in the music industry’, no dude. It’s everywhere. I don’t know one girl or woman who hasn’t had a weird experience or a really bad experience. And men, too – young boys are taken advantage of constantly.”
Vogue interviewer Laura Snapes wrote that it also “happened to Eilish when she was younger”, but added “the details are hers.”
The Grammy award-winning, American singer-songwriter, 19, was discussing her new single Your Power, which is about an abuser taking advantage of a minor.
“It’s an open letter to people who take advantage – mostly men,” she said.
She also unveiled a new look in her photoshoot for the magazine, using it as an opportunity to hit back at those who discuss what she wears.
Describing the look as “classic, old-timey pin-up”, the star’s signature black and green hair is now platinum blonde (although the blonde colour first appeared a few weeks ago).
She said the colour change made her feel “more like a woman, somehow”.
Eilish’s previous baggy style of dress has often been hailed as refreshing when compared with that of other famous women who wear tighter, more revealing clothing, but Eilish told the magazine her dress sense was more about the onlookers’ issues than her.
“Don’t make me not a role model because you’re turned on by me,” she told Vogue, adding that her body “was the initial reason for my depression when I was younger”.
“Suddenly you’re a hypocrite if you want to show your skin, and you’re easy and you’re a slut and you’re a whore. If I am, then I’m proud. Me and all the girls are hoes. Let’s turn it around and be empowered in that. Showing your body and showing your skin – or not – should not take any respect away from you.”
She said it was a male problem, not a female one.
“I really think the bottom line is, men are very weak,” she says. “I think it’s just so easy for them to lose it. ‘You expect a dude not to grab you if you’re wearing that dress?’ Seriously, you’re that weak? Come on!”