Billie Eilish has always been pretty sure of who she is and who she wants to be. But fans are not happy with the new direction she's taking with her image - and they did not hold back ...
Aged just nineteen, Billie Eilish has taken the music industry by storm.
She's been writing and creating her own music since she was incredibly young, and has risen to fame with her huge hit album When We Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? that was released in March, 2019.
She's known for being somewhat of a quirky character...Billie was home-schooled, so she didn't get the chance to interact with others of her own age apart from her siblings until she started to make waves in the music scene, which has given her something of a unique outlook on the world.
But in recent months, Billie has been changing it up.
She's been embracing a more adult aesthetic - but many fans are not keen on the new Billie.
She first hit headlines thanks to a raunchy photoshoot with Vogue.
And now her new video for Lost Cause has hit headlines thanks to one risque scene, in particular ...
Billie's original music has a different sound...
via: Getty ImagesMany are pretty shocked that such a young person could create such hauntingly catchy tunes - and such suggestive lyrics.
But, it's safe to say, Billie is as famous for her image as she is for her music...
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She doesn't dress like your typical nineteen-year-old-girl, that's for sure.
She is known for rocking some pretty wild looks...
Like this full white suit complete with Powerpuff Girl embroidery, which she pairs with some signature tiny sunglasses. Weird - but it kind of works?
Or what about this full green ensemble?
We have to say, love it or hate it, you can't deny Billie's commitment to her look - and that's not something many of us are brave enough to pull off.
But it turns out that there was a reason behind her choices...
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Her clothes - which strongly consist of baggy, oversized items - are picked to protect herself from her global audience body-shaming her and judging her on her natural appearance.
Speaking in an interview a few years ago, Billie explained these choices...
"That's why I wear baggy clothes," she said.
"Nobody can have an opinion because they haven't seen what's underneath. Nobody can be like, 'she's slim-thick,' 'she's not slim-thick,' 'she's got a flat a**,' 'she's got a fat a**.' No one can say any of that because they don't know."
And we honestly don't blame Billie for having this attitude.
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But sadly, people have already attempted to exploit and body-shame the teenager.
It's terribly sad that the singer has to put up with this treatment...
via: Getty ImagesAnd it is a harsh reality that young women in the spotlight are always targeted by older people.
Many people have tried to blame her lyrics.
Just because there's a line in her song “bad guy" that reads: “bruises on both my knees for you."
But, when discussing the topic, Billie has said in the past that she doesn't want to remain covered up forever.
via: Getty"I'm going to be a woman. I want to show my body," Eilish told Elle in an interview last year. "What if I want to make a video where I want to look desirable?"
She said that, upon turning eighteen, she wants the option to sometimes reveal her body.
But she understands the repercussions a move like that could bring.
"I know it would be a huge thing," she said in the interview, adding: "I know people will say, 'I've lost all respect for her.'"
Well, in December 2019, the pop sensation turned eighteen.
And she kept good on her promise.
Who knew this would cause the internet to break down?
Thousands of comments came rolling in following her Vogue shoot, with most of them commending her on how beautiful she looked...
However, a lot of them branded her a "hypocrite" for "showing off" her body.
But regardless of what people had to say, Billie remained defiant in her stance, telling the magazine this:
"[People might say,] 'If you're about body positivity, why would you wear a corset? Why wouldn't you show your actual body?' 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**k it – if you feel like you look good, you look good."
"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, and f**k it, y'know? 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."
But now, Billie has been put back in the headlines.
And once more, it's for showing off her body.
Her latest music video for Lost Cause dropped this week.
And in one scene, Billie is shown dancing in underwear.
The world predictably went into meltdown.
Do you think it's a big deal?
Watch the "controversial" video here ...
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