Billie Eilish Delivers Powerful Message About Body Shaming
Billie Eilish delivered a powerful message about body shaming as she kicked off her Where Do We Go? world tour last night [Monday, March 9] in Miami at the American Airlines Arena.
The 18-year-old pop star - who has previously admitted that she wears baggy clothes to avoid being sexualised - addressed the issue during a video clip.
Eilish said: "If what I wear is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I am a slut." She then asked: "Though you've never seen my body, you still judge me for it. Why?"
At the end of the clip, she warned against making "assumptions about people based on their size".
"We decide who they are. We decide what they're worth," she said. "If I wear more, if I wear less, who decides what that makes me?
"Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?"
The video was played towards the end of her set, and the chart-topping superstar was seen removing numerous layers of clothing until she was only wearing a bra. Then, she sunk under a black liquid and disappeared from view.
Meanwhile, Eilish has previously revealed that she feels most comfortable wearing baggy clothes because she hates being judged on her appearance.
She explained: "That's why I wear baggy clothes... Nobody can have an opinion because they haven't seen what's underneath. Nobody can be like, 'she's slim-thick,' 'she's not slim-thick,' 'she's got a flat ass,' 'she's got a fat ass.' No one can say any of that because they don't know."
She also suggested that female stars are victims of a double standard, adding: "If I was a guy and I was wearing these baggy clothes, nobody would bat an eye.
"There's people out there saying, 'Dress like a girl for once! Wear tight clothes you'd be much prettier and your career would be so much better!' No it wouldn't. It literally would not."
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