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Billie Eilish Strips Down In Tour Video Slamming Body Shamers

Tara Walsh
Tara Walsh

12:38 11 Mar 2020


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Billie Eilish slams body shamers

Billie Eilish kicked off her world tour with an incredible performance in Miami this week.

During the gig, she played out an empowering video about the judgment she faces on a daily basis.

Whether it be in regards to the clothes she wears, her dress size or her actions.

 

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According to The Guardian, Billie slowly begins to remove her clothes in the video before sinking into a dark pool.

She says, "Some people hate what I wear, some people praise it."

"Some people use it to shame others, some people use it to shame me."

 

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"But I feel you watching, always. And nothing I do goes unseen."

"So while I feel your stares, your disapproval or your sighs of relief, if I lived by them, I’d never be able to move."

"Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller?"

 

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Billie asks, "Would you like me to be quiet?"

"Do my shoulders provoke you? Does my chest? Am I my stomach? My hips?"

"The body I was born with, is it not what you wanted?"

 

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Billie questions people's opinions on her based on what she wears.

"If what I wear is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I am a slut."

"Though you've never seen my body, you still judge it and judge me for it. Why?"

"We decide who they are. We decide what they're worth."

 

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"If I wear more, if I wear less, who decides what that makes me? What that means?"

"Is my value based only on your perception?"

"Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?"

Body shaming

This isn't the first time Billie has opened up about the issue.

She told V Magazine last summer that even positive comments on her dress sense have this, 'slut-shaming element.'

 

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Billie's renowned for wearing baggy clothing and many people commend her for not dressing provocatively as an 18-year-old girl.

However, the singer feels an element of, 'slut-shaming,' accompanies comments like this.

 

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Billie explains, 'Like, 'I am so glad that you're dressing like a boy, so other girls can dress like boys, so that they aren't sluts'.'

'That's basically what it sounds like to me. And I can't overstate how strongly I do not appreciate that, at all.'

 

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Read her full interview with the magazine here.


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