Billie Eilish slammed for asking people to give up turkeys: 'Don't come to our house'
Billie Eilish is a well-known vegan, and on November 25, she tried to get some of her fans to make the change as well. The singer posted a rather controversial Instagram story asking people to "change traditions" and give up eating turkeys for Thanksgiving. As you would expect, it wasn't received very well online. Social media users were quick to slam Eilish, and trolls gleefully joined in as well.
The 'Happier Than Ever' hitmaker is no stranger to controversy. Back in June, a TikTok video claimed she used a blaccent and mocked Asians, coming just days after her allegations of racism and homophobia were levied against her boyfriend Matthew Tyler Vorce. She's also been involved in frequent battles with trolls over her body, recently claiming her "big boobs" caused her to lose 100k followers.
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Undaunted, the singer has kept battling for causes that matter to her, such as veganism. Having turned vegan as a 12-year-old, Eilish has had no qualms about going back to eating meat, and on Thanksgiving day, she attempted to get her fans to do so via Instagram.
'Turkeys are some of the most gentle creatures'
Cradling a turkey, Eilish wrote on her story, "turkeys are some of the most gentle creatures in the world and 46 million of them are killed every Thanksgiving. I know it’s hard to change traditions but just keep it in mind :)." This isn't the first time she's gone public with her veganism. In September, Eilish partnered with Nike to drop a custom Air Jordan sneakers that are 100% vegan and made from 20% recycled material.
"You can make cool shit and you don’t have to be wasteful," she said at the time of the release. Back in October, she went viral and was brutally trolled for slamming Texas' abortion laws, during a concert in Austin. While her story didn't draw as much attention as those comments, there were still a few people on social media that were left furious by her activism. It wasn't just her fans though, even some Republicans got involved, quickly turning Eilish's activism into another subject in their "culture war" with Democrats.
'No one gives a rats ass about your opinion'
US Rep Tim Burchett (R-TN) tweeted, "Well don’t come to our house then." One user replied, "yo fk u @billieeilish eating 2 turkey’s now." Another trolled Eilish by uploading a photo of their turkey and tweeting the singer, "@billieeilish do u like my turkey?" One person mocked, "I ask that people who listen to Billie Eilish reconsider. Just keep it in mind."
Well don’t come to our house then. https://t.co/akONtvc0qG— Tim Burchett (@timburchett) November 25, 2021
yo fk u @billieeilish eating 2 turkey’s now pic.twitter.com/ZssGoToUVB— gainzy (@gainzxbt) November 25, 2021
@billieeilish do u like my turkey pic.twitter.com/HtTohOE6st— jc 😵💫 (@idliketomeanit) November 25, 2021
I ask that people who listen to Billie Eilish reconsider. Just keep it in mind. https://t.co/nnX7YVXndv— The artist formerly known as Leif (@leifactual) November 25, 2021
"Turkey? Gentle? @billieeilish if turkey don chase you before, you won't say this. Turkey and gentle should never be in the same sentence. Never," one person commented. Another asked, "whys the woke crowd gives a shit about turkey all of a sudden this year?" Another slammed, "@billieeilish no one gives a rats ass about your opinion on turkeys. Eat a turkey every year!"
Turkey? Gentle?@billieeilish if turkey don chase you before, you won't say this.— Duke of Ilawe Ekiti 🇳🇬 (@Kingsglaive90) November 26, 2021
Turkey and gentle should never be in the same sentence.
whys the woke crowd gives a shit about turkey all of a sudden this year?— MadTeaParticipant (@MadParticipant) November 25, 2021
@billieeilish no one gives a rats ass about your opinion on turkeys. Eat a turkey every year!— Gia Red (@GiaRed1) November 25, 2021
Needless to say, it seems like Eilish's post had the exact opposite effect. Not only were people enjoying their turkeys, but they seemed eager to share photos of it with Eilish. If the past is anything to go by, she's probably going to ignore the trolls anyway, and continue her activism.