Billie Eilish claps back at body shamers for calling her 'fat' in tank top: ‘This is just how I look’
Eilish stated, 'I love having kids relate to me and tell me that I make them feel comfortable in their bodies. If I can do anything, I wanna do that'
Billie Eilish is not someone who holds back as the young star has given it back to the people who body shame others while sitting at home. The ‘Bad Guy’ singer spoke with Vanity Fair in the fourth edition of her “time capsule” video interview series, where she said, “There’s this picture of me, like, running from my car to my brother’s front door — on like, a 110-degree day, in a tank top. And everyone’s like, ‘Damn, Billie got fat!' And I’m like, ‘Nope, this is just how I look! You’ve just never seen it before!'” Adding further, Eilish stated, “I love having kids relate to me and tell me that I make them feel comfortable in their bodies. If I can do anything, I wanna do that.”
Billie Eilish has spoken out after she was targeted by body shaming trolls when she was pictured wearing a tank top in the summer. “People were like, ‘Damn, Billie got fat!’ And I’m like, ‘Nope, this is how I look, you’ve just never seen it before!’, @billieeilish said. pic.twitter.com/MRSSsZ9yfu— Today's World #WearAMask (@TodaysWorId) December 1, 2020
In addition to this, the ‘Don’t Smile at Me’ singer has found a new way to get the attention of her pet dog. On December 1, she shared some videos on her Instagram Stories, which showed her hitting her own breasts in order to get her pet pooch’s attention. The first clip showed her hitting herself so hard that the pet immediately looked up in what appeared to be a concern as Eilish laughed. In the second video also, her fans and followers found her smacking her boob which resulted in her dog looking up confused and concerned yet again.
Eilish repeated the same third time also while telling the audience that she was completely okay and was not at all hurt by any of the hits. The ‘You Should See Me in a Crown’ singer added: “When you’ve got yiddies like this, nothing hurts.” Her videos soon went viral on other social media platforms also, like Twitter, where one user said, “Billie Eilish just gave 2020 the titty slap heard round the world!" Another wrote: “Billie Eilish slapping her titties and her dog freaking out over the snacking sound is f**king hilarious." “Everybody needs to watch Billie Eilish’s insta story RIGHT NOW IMMEDIATELY. I’m CACKLING,” the third one added.
Earlier in April, Eilish disclosed that she wears baggy clothes because of physical insecurities. "The only reason I did it was 'cos I hated my body. There was a point last year where I was naked and I didn’t recognize my body ’cos I hadn’t seen it in a while. I would see it sometimes and be like, ‘Whose body is that?’” the five-time Grammy winner said, before she added that after the incident she started becoming comfortable with her body. “It’s not that I like (my body) now, I just think I’m a bit more OK with it.”
“People would be like, ‘You’ve changed, how dare you do what you’ve always rebelled against?’ I’m like, ‘I’m not rebelling against anything, really.’ I can’t stress it enough. I’m just wearing what I wanna wear. If there’s a day when I’m like, ‘You know what, I feel comfortable with my belly right now, and I wanna show my belly,’ I should be allowed to do that,” Eilish added.