Billie Eilish's lingerie photos spark debate on skin show, fans say 'wearing less doesn't take your power away'

For her latest photoshoot, the multiple Grammy award-winning singer shed her baggy clothes and went under a classic pin-up makeover for the fashion magazine


                            Billie Eilish's lingerie photos spark debate on skin show, fans say 'wearing less doesn't take your power away'
Billie Eilish dressed up in lingerie for British Vogue cover (Getty Images)

Billie Eilish is only 19 years old but she has achieved what only a few can dream of. With multiple awards and new projects in her kitty, she is already the next big thing and come July, the young and versatile crooner is all set to drop her second studio effort titled ‘Happier Than Ever’. However, before her fans get to listen to her new music, Eilish dropped an exclusive interview with British Vogue, sparking a debate on sexual assault, abuse and why you are labelled as a hypocrite if you want to show your skin.

For her latest photoshoot, the multiple Grammy award-winning singer shed her baggy clothes and went under a classic pin-up makeover for the fashion magazine. Eilish can be seen sporting her new blonde hair along with modelling a number of designer lingerie and corsets.

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‘You can always be taken advantage of’

In her new explosive interview, the ‘Ocean Eyes’ hitmaker set a few records straight and one of them was confronting her abusers in her recent single ‘Your Power’ and making it clear how one can always be taken advantage of. Controlling the narrative in her new interview, Eilish shed light on domestic abuse after recalling her 2019 single ‘When I Was Older’ saying, “I wanted to say that it doesn’t matter who you are, what your life is, your situation, who you surround yourself with, how strong you are, how smart you are,” She continued, “You can always be taken advantage of. That’s a big problem in the world of domestic abuse or statutory rape – girls that were very confident and strong-willed finding themselves in situations where they’re like, ‘Oh my god, I’m the victim here?’"

Talking about being abused as a minor, she shared, “It’s so embarrassing and humiliating and demoralizing to be in that position of thinking you know so much and then you realize, I’m being abused right now," She added, “You’re going to complain about being taken advantage of as a minor, but then you’re going to show your boobs?’” Yes I am, motherf****r! I’m going to because there’s no excuse.” Eilish also spoke about how one should not abuse their power. “There’s all these people who are incredibly vulnerable and would honestly do anything you say. That’s a crazy feeling. Nobody should be given the power that we’re given.”



 



 

‘Suddenly you’re a hypocrite if you want to show your skin’

Eilish did not hold back as she also claimed that men were weak and how easily women are labelled as a "slut or a whore" if they want to show their skin. “Everybody’s like, ‘You can’t make a wife out of a hoe’ – and it’s like, you’re attracted to that person, though. You created that person.” Eilish added, “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.” She concluded that it is easy for men to lose it as they are weak. “I really think the bottom line is, men are very weak,” 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! Go masturbate!”



 

‘Wearing less doesn’t suddenly take your power away’

As soon as the new interview of Eilish made it to the internet, social media users rushed to Twitter to express their opinion on the same where a majority of them debated over whether showing skin was right or wrong. Speaking on the same lines, one user shared, “Literally people will complain about people sexualizing themselves for literally showing a little skin... like... if you see a body as sexual then YOURE the problem.” One added, “Since when is being sexy a fucking crime? were we all born with clothes on or something? less clothing, or no clothing at all doesn't equate something sexual. go outside, touch grass.” Another stated, “It’s so funny how you keep seeing everything as sexual and provocative instead of asking yourself the right questions.”

The next one said. “Wearing less doesn’t suddenly take your power away. If you are doing it for the right reasons and you are promoting something good, your power stays intact. Just because you are insecure, doesn’t mean someone who is confident in themself is throwing their message out the window.” One individual tweeted, “Thinking billie eilish is a hypocrite/whore for showing skin = small dick energy.” Another slammed Eilish and said, “She's literally in pinup/fetish costumes. It wouldn't be entertainment/popular culture, if we didn't fetishize the female image for the male gaze. Sad that she's on board with that. The Madonna/Whore dichotomy lives on. Here's to the status quo. Bottle with popping cork I'm so bored w/ this narrative.” Another user extended her support to the singer-songwriter and concluded, “Billie Eilish spoke straight facts in her latest article.. gone are the days that we let people call us whores for dressing skimpy. Gone are the days we let somebody else tell us how much we deserve to be respected as women @billieeilish.”



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

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