Haters are gonna hate and Billie Eilish is gonna put them in their place! The 19-year-old singer clapped back at the Daily Mail for publishing a body-shaming article accusing her of 'selling out' for having posed on the cover of British Vogue wearing lingerie.
Calling out all body shamers!
After fronting the British fashion bible showcasing a more revealing side to herself—in a skin-tight corset and lingerie—many were quick to judge after having been used to seeing the singer in oversized baggy clothing.
But the 'Bad Guy' singer, in turn, edited a picture she took of the headlines written by the Daily Mailand rightfully corrected them to reflect the reality of what it means for a woman to have control of her own body.
The original headline read: 'Proof that money can make you change your values and sell out,' but Eilish—in bold red lettering—changed it to: 'Proof that women can change their minds and reclaim autonomy over their own bodies.'
But Eilish did not stop there. She went on to correct: 'Billie Eilish shocks fans by swapping baggy clothes for lingerie in Vogue—despite years of vowing to hide her body.'
To: 'Billie Eilish shocks fans by swapping baggy clothes for lingerie in Vogue—despite years of being an actual child.'
'My thing is that I can do whatever I want'
In her interview with the magazine, she explains the complexities and nuances of being a woman in control of her own body:
My thing is that I can do whatever I want. Suddenly, you're a hypocrite if you want to show your skin, and you're easy, and you're a slut. 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.
And this isn't the first time the pop star has been vocal about body image issues in the entertainment industry. In an Instagram video published in 2020 as part of her Where Do We Go? tour, Eilish said the following:
Do you know me? Really know me? You have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body. Some people hate what I wear; some people praise it. Some people use it to shame others; some people use it to shame me. But I feel you watching, always.
And nothing I do goes unseen, so while I feel your stares, your disapproval or your sighs of relief. If I lived by them, I'd never be able to move.