A photo of Billie Eilish in a tank top made the rounds on social media, but she didn’t appreciate comments praising her body shape.
As part of the Daily Mail’s coverage of the ‘Bad Guy’ singer, The Daily Mail published images of her wearing a form-fitting tank top and shorts while errand-running in Los Angeles in October.
Since she usually wears baggy clothes, the photos drew widespread attention.
Eilish was bothered by the comments body-shaming her and the positive comments on her photos.
“It made me really offended when people were like, ‘Good for her for feeling comfortable in her bigger skin,”
In an interview with British Vogue, she said, “
Jesus Christ?! Good for me? F— off!”
She further 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.”
In her upcoming studio album, Eilish is titled “Happier Than Ever.”
Eilish reshared a YouTube video from YouTuber Chizi Duru shortly after the Daily Mail published her photos. With that video saying people need to “normalize real bodies.”
In her Vanity Fair “time capsule” interview two months later, she addressed the paparazzi photos controversy.
To answer the question about the “biggest rumor” heard about her, she pointed to the photographs, which she said were taken in a tank top on a “110-degree day.”
“They’re all saying, ‘Damn, Billie got fat!” she chuckled.
“I am like, ‘Nope, this is exactly how I look!'”
In response, Eilish said, “Well, that’s the most recent, but whatever.”
Los Angeles is where Eilish was born and raised. According to a Dazed interview from April 2020, the Grammy-winning singer started wearing oversized clothing after feeling self-conscious about her body.
As time has passed, Eilish is becoming more comfortable with her body.
According to British Vogue, her stomach is one of her “deepest insecurities,” so she gravitated towards corsets.
When the June cover of the magazine featured the “Your Power” singer, she knew there would be criticism since she wore a restrictive garment.
In response to questions like, “Why would you wear a corset if you care about body positivity?” and “Why wouldn’t you show off your actual body?”
According to Eilish, she understands that it’s best to follow what makes her feel good about herself rather than follow judgment.
“My thing is that I can do whatever I want,”
“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, f— it — if you feel like you look good, you look good.”