Billie Eilish made a striking statement on Monday night during the opening night of her world tour. The 18-year-old singer, known for her baggy clothes, took off her clothes in a video clip to reveal her body and so give body-shamers a blow.
The very young Billie Eilish has been around in oversized clothing since the beginning of her career. Not just because the singer admitted in the past that she was trying to protect herself with this. “No one can have an opinion about my body because they don’t see what’s underneath my clothing,” she admitted in a campaign for Calvin Klein. And that fear of being treated as a lust object became a reality when a photo of Eilish with a close-fitting tip was published. “My breasts were a trending topic on Twitter.”
Although the baggy look could not always prevent body-shamers from saying anything about Eilish’s body, she now decided it was time to reveal herself fully. When she turned 18 in December, she also admitted that she was considering being a bit more ‘sexy’. With the opening of her ‘Where Do We Go?’ Tour, she seems to be taking that step, and immediately puts all internet roles in place.
Really know me? You have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body, some people hate what I wear, some people praise it, some people use it to shame others, some people use it to shame me, but I feel you watching always, and nothing I do goes unseen,” we hear Billie say in a voice-over.
“So while I feel your stares your disapproval or your sigh of relief If I lived by them I’d never been able to move would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet? Do my shoulders provoke you? Does my chest? Am I my stomach?” She stressed.
“My hips? the body I was born with, is it not what you wanted? If I wear what 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, you make assumptions about people based on their size, we decide who they are, we decide what they’re worth if I wear more who decides what that makes me? What does that mean? Is my value-based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility” She concludes her argument by questioning her body-shamers.