Is Billie Eilish going through her Miley Cyrus phase? Singer has same ‘unapologetic’ attitude
“I’ve loved attention my whole life but I don’t think anyone knows what fame actually is. Because if I did want to be famous-it wasn’t this kind”, said a 17-year-old Billie Eilish in her 2019 interview with Rolling Stone. Billie, now 19, has been making news only for the wrong reasons lately. She might be one of the top global musicians but her online and offline behavior has been caught off-guard.
From passing on racist slurs to getting into a controversial debate on skin show, the ‘Bad Guy’ hitmaker has faced a lot of heat and it makes us wonder if her bad behavior is similar to that of Miley Cyrus from the mid-2000s when the latter came across as an individual who rocked the country with some serious controversies. From twerking with Robin Thicke at 2013 MTV VMAs and stripping down to flesh-colored undies to her nude photos getting leaked and apparent drug use, Miley gave a lot of hot gossip to the publications back in the day.
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Miley Cyrus’ biggest scandals
Miley Cyrus, who is the daughter of singer Billy Ray Cyrus, worked with Disney from 2006 to 2011. However, in 2008 she was rocked with a controversy when a hacker accessed Cyrus’ personal photos and leaked them across the internet. One of the photos apparently showed Miley in an intimate pose with her then-boyfriend Thomas Sturges. Speaking about the same, she told Rolling Stone, “My dad ignored it because it’s just like any teenage girl and their dad’s like, ‘Let’s please not have this conversation. My mom, I think it made her really angry. I think even she felt it could be distracting from what I was doing.”
In the same year, she posed almost nude at the age of 15 on a Vanity Fair cover. Her photograph in a sheet quickly gained backlash and she issued an apology. In an official statement, she said, “I appreciate all the support of my fans and hope they understand that along the way I am going to make mistakes and I am not perfect,” the statement read. “I never intended for any of this to happen, and I am truly sorry if I have disappointed anyone.” However, a decade later she rescinded her apology, as reported by Page Six. On a Twitter post, she wrote, “IM NOT SORRY” while adding, “F**K YOU” in the end. Apart from passing racist slurs, buying a p**is a birthday cake for Liam Hemsworth, passing controversial statements on hip-hop music, she shell-shocked her fans when she twerked with Robin Thicke at 2013 MTV VMAs, a performance which was seen around the world.
Miley Cyrus stepped on the stage in skin-tight shorts and a crop top completely shedding her cute “Hannah Montana” image. She twerked all over Thicke as they performed a duet version of ‘Blurred Lines’. Friends of Cyrus later told Page Six that they suspected that the singer might have consumed drugs during her controversial performance. If this was not enough, the versatile crooner then unapologetically smoked a joint at the same award ceremony.
Is Billie Eilish going through her Miley Cyrus phase?
Now, Billie Eilish might not have worked with Disney but looking at her recent controversies, it seems she is going through the same phase of transformation as Miley Cyrus did years ago. Eilish is still a teenager and has won several accolades for her work. However, she is also sometimes dubbed as the “bad girl superstar” and with controversies surrounding her all the time it gets difficult to ignore the “cancel culture”
Just like the earlier version of Miley Cyrus, even the Grammy award-winning crooner is unapologetic for her behavior. Though not as loud as the former but Eilish has surely racked up some controversies. She was recently accused of queerbaiting when she posted behind the scene pictures of her ‘Lost Cause’ music video, captioning, "i love girls." She got brutally slammed on the Internet as may thought she attempted to boost her popularity among the LGBTQ community. The renowned singer-songwriter also got slammed for a racist remark against Asians. In a twitter video, Eilish can be seen saying the "c" slur against Chinese people while also allegedly mocking their accents. Eilish also got mercilessly trolled for dating a guy way more than her age. And if this was not enough, the singer’s boyfriend also got slammed for passing racist remarks on Facebook in 2010 and 2011.
BILLIE EILISH IS RACIST!— HasBeyn (@4HasBeyn) June 13, 2021
Mocking asians, using blaccent.pic.twitter.com/qDJXG5pEfR
Looking at the aforementioned controversies, Billie Eilish and Miley Cyrus do have a few similarities. Eilish caused quite a stir when she sparked a debate on sexual assault, and abuse saying why someone gets labeled as a hypocrite if they want to show their skin. She also raised a lot of eyebrows when Eilish participated in the viral trend of “Share a photo of” and ended up losing 100K followers on Instagram. The singer had shared a drawing of the female anatomy and more prominently, the breasts. If this was not enough, Eilish most recently again sparked a controversy when she stunned her fans in a TikTok video asking, “Who wants to eat me up?” She apparently made her fans uncomfortable on social media with her graphic sexual remark. This came after she had apologized for using a racial slur in a resurfaced video. In the TikTok video, the ‘When the party’s over’ songstress can be seen eating bread and making weird faces. In the clip, she then looks at the shaky camera and says, “Who wants to eat me up?” Her statement was not taken well by her fans and followers, who trolled her in the comment section. In a nutshell, both the singers have faced a similar kind of treatment from their fans when they went out there out and loud without thinking of the repercussions.