Is Billie Eilish gay? #youlikegirls trends as singer is accused of 'queerbaiting'
Billie Eilish's new sultry video for 'Lost Cause' has fans wondering whether the singer has come out during Pride Month
Billie Eilish, a 19-year-old Grammy Award winner and pop music sensation, recently published an Instagram shot that has gone viral and has fans feeling like the 'Wish You Were Gay' singer has finally come out of the closet.
Last week, Eilish's unusually skin-baring look in the music video for 'Lost Cause' set Twitter ablaze while many accused her of 'queerbaiting' as she's surrounded by beautiful women. Besides, the hype is already building for her impending second album. She also recently made headlines when she posed in lingerie for British Vogue.
Playing Twister with a gang of girls in her new music video 'Lost Cause', Eilish feeds them and also kisses one of her friends wearing wax lips. She made a carousel of shots from her video into an Instagram post and captioned them "I love girls" — bang in the middle of Pride Month. No wonder Twitter went into making quite the hoopla. But is the singer really gay? Here's what we found out.
Is Billie Eilish gay?
Well, it's impossible to tell because Eilish is notoriously private about her dating life. In fact, until the premiere of her Apple TV documentary 'The World's A Little Blurry', many fans had no idea she was dating her now ex-boyfriend, rapper Brandon Quentin Adams aka Q and 7:AMP. Many people also believe that 'Lost Cause' is about Eilish's relationship with Adams.
Eilish talks about Adams at length in the Apple documentary, and about how unhappy she was when they were together. "I didn’t want the same things he wanted and I don’t think that’s fair for him," she said in the film. In 'Lost Cause', Eilish surrounds herself with girls and moves in a sensual manner, as she sings: "You ain't nothing but a lost cause/ And this ain't nothing like it once was/ I know you think you're such an outlaw/ But you got no job".
'I think girls are hot'
Fans have often speculated whether Billie is indeed LGBTQ+. There were rumors first when she joined TikTok as 'coochiedestroyer5'. When Eilish told Jimmy Fallon that she wouldn't mind falling in love with a female, she added to the controversy regarding her sexuality. “I think girls are hot, you know, humans are hot, and if I ever fell in love with one, hell, I would not mind," she said.
Eilish didn't reveal her sexuality, but she did say that she isn't trying to hide who she is. She added: “I could never play with authenticity, because that’s a game that can’t be managed. I don’t try to be different. I don’t ‘try’ to be like this. Trying to be real is exactly what makes it impossible. Being who you are, without lying or manipulating your image, is the only honest choice.”
The singer was previously chastised for queerbaiting in the song 'Wish You Were Gay' from her last album, but she eventually apologized to the LGBTQ+ community and has shown her allyship. Talking to Billboard about the message of her song, Eilish said: “I grew up with this girl that was a best friend of mine, and she liked girls, and when we made this song, she loved it because she was in love with a girl who didn’t like girls. It’s the same kind of thing. I wish you were gay.”
'Whole family is weird'
Fans took to Twitter as #Youlikegirls was trending on June 13. "Billie eilish is queerbaiting (watch her new music video is ppl try to convince u otherwise btw shes insisted shes straight so even if shes in the closet i think she cant be capitalizing off being gay) and is also dating a 30yr old racist homophobe," a Twitter user said, referring to Eilish's boyfriend Matthew Tyler Vorce. "Billie Eilish wasn’t “queerbaiting” she was having a good time with her friends which you would too if you had any in real life," said another.
"Do Billie stans realize they can still stan Billie and hold her accountable? #youlikegirls," said a fan. "I’m not defending billie or her man but we need to let go of this mentality that celebrities have to address every little thing. social media has gotten us used to being more personal with celebs but at the end of the day they’re celebs. if they wanna be dumb then #youlikegirls," said another. Another Twitter user shared a picture of Eilish's brother Finneas and how he's dating a woman who resembles his sister. "Whole family is weird #youlikegirls," they said.
billie eilish is queerbaiting (watch her new music video is ppl try to convince u otherwise btw shes insisted shes straight so even if shes in the closet i think she cant be capitalizing off being gay) and is also dating a 30yr old racist homophobe— emmy | mitski stan (@emmy_dean_) June 14, 2021
Billie Eilish wasn’t “queerbaiting” she was having a good time with her friends which you would too if you had any in real life— josh (@nessiepeluso) June 14, 2021
i’m not defending billie or her man but we need to let go of this mentality that celebrities have to address every little thing. social media has gotten us used to being more personal with celebs but at the end of the day they’re celebs. if they wanna be dumb then #youlikegirls pic.twitter.com/tItldwKUuo— jaa (@rambeaurogers) June 14, 2021