After Adele, Ed Sheeran, Lewis Capaldi, also the pop singer Billie Eilish came to the public to take over the complexes she once had with her body. The new world star, who has 57 million followers on Instagram, has already suffered harsh criticism due to the size of her breasts. That is why he adopted a very unique style: he wears very loose clothing, without highlighting it in any way. But now, at an iconic moment at the beginning of the new tour, he decided to start a real rebellion, in a video in which he undresses and shows himself almost naked (in the dark). “If what I wear is comfortable, I'm not a woman. If I have a few layers, I am a prostitute ”, he asks abruptly. “Although they have never seen my body, they continue to judge and judge me for it. Why? ”, He wonders.
It is not uncommon to see the American artist dressed in this type of clothing and to think that it is just extravagance, but now she has officially assumed the real reason. When the singer first published a photo in which she appeared with her shirt open, several followers made unpleasant and disrespectful comments, having turned criticism into a trend topic on Twitter.
After the controversy, the beginning of the debut tour of the album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”, In Miami, was marked by a declaration of war against the harassment that it has suffered. On a giant screen, fans watched an interlude in which Billie undresses while appealing to the awareness of those present. "You have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body", he begins by saying.
The 18-year-old singer takes off her shirt and stays only in a bra and adds: “Some people hate the clothes I wear, others praise me. Some people use it to try to embarrass other people, some people use it to embarrass me. But I feel you watching, always. Nothing I do goes unnoticed ”.
“Would you like me if I was a little girl? Weak? Soft? Taller? Would you like me to shut up? ”He asks. He continues: “Do you feel provoked by my shoulders? And my chest? Am I my stomach? My hips? Wasn't the body I was born in what they wanted it to be? If what I wear is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I have layers, I'm a prostitute. Although they have never seen my body, they continue to judge and judge me for it. Why?".
“They assume things about people based on their size. We decide what our size is. We decide on our body. We decide what he's worth. If I wear more clothes, if I wear less clothes, who decides what those choices make of me? What does that mean? Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion about me not my responsibility? ”, Criticizes Eilish who will be in Portugal at Nos Alive (if the coronavirus does not postpone the festival).
this moment will go down in the music's story, BILLIE IS SO ICONIC pic.twitter.com/aaHu0mFtmF
– juan (@watchmyxanny) March 10, 2020
Image taken from Twitter
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