Billie Eilish let her song soundtrack powerful anti-cyberbullying video
Billie Eilish has given permission for her song “When The Party’s Over” to be used for free in a campaign that raises awareness about cyberbullying.
The video titled “Are Your Words Doing Damages?” showcases the effects on children when they face constant online abuse.
The video was directed by Australian teen Charlotte McLaverty, who asked Eilish for permission to use the song. She told Australian TV show The Project that they were “lucky” to get permission after they played the song on set to get actors prepared for their roles.
“We played [Eilish’s] songs on set to get the actors in character and everyone was like, ‘Oh my gosh, can we use her song?’,” McLaverty said. “So we went to her, and she was like, ‘Sure!'”
The video is a promotion for charity project Dolly’s Dream, which is in memory of Amy “Dolly” Everett,” a 14-year-old that took her own life as a result of cyberbullying.
The campaign is very powerful on its own, and the song only makes the message come across even more. You can see the video featuring Eilish’s track below.
The song comes from Eilish’s debut album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? You can see her own music video for the track and listen to the full album below.
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Billie Eilish has made another comment about people who criticize her fashion sense because for some reason, trolls just can’t seem to leave her alone.
The 17-year-old is known for her signature baggy look, which she has repeatedly explained her reasoning behind in the past.
“I never want the world to know everything about me. I mean that’s why I wear big baggy clothes,” she said in a Calvin Klein campaign a few months back. “Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath.”
Then, she was photographed wearing a white fitted tank top under a baggy sweatshirt. The attire differed from her usual baggy clothes, sparking tweets that sexualized Eilish’s appearance.
When people began objectifying Eilish after photos surfaced of her in a fitted tank top, fans immediately came to her defense.
In a recent interview with Elle, Eilish got very candid about what it was like seeing her body trend online.
“I was born with fucking boobs, bro. I was born with DNA that was gonna give me big-ass boobs,” she said. “Someone with smaller boobs could wear a tank top, and I could put on that exact tank top and get slut-shamed because my boobs are big. That is stupid. It’s the same shirt!”
“My boobs were trending on Twitter! At number one! What is that? Every outlet wrote about my boobs,” Billie Eilish continued. “It makes me mad. I have to wear a big shirt for you not to feel uncomfortable about my boobs.”
Later in the interview, she discussed turning 18 in December and how she’ll be able to show more of her body without being judged.
“I’m gonna be a woman. I wanna show my body. What if I wanna make a video where I wanna look desirable?” she said. “I know people will say, ‘I’ve lost all respect for her.’ I can’t win.”
As previously mentioned, Eilish has talked quite a bit about her fashion choices. More recently, she spoke to Pharrel Williams in VMagazine about how people use her non-feminine style to attack those who choose to dress more feminine.
“(Even) from my parents, (the) positive (comments) about how I dress have this slut-shaming element,” Eilish said “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.”
Eilish elaborated, saying she just dresses the way she does because it’s what she likes and she’s not trying to diss other women.
“The way I dress is very not necessarily feminine or girly, or whatever. I don’t say, ‘Oh, I am going to wear baggy clothes because it’s baggy clothes’, it’s never like that. I wear what I want to wear,” she said.
She continued, adding that she is supportive of anyone’s style choices as long as they’re happy.
“I have always supported and loved when a woman or a man or anyone in the world feels comfortable in their skin, their body, to show just whatever they want,” she continued. “I don’t like that there’s this weird new world of supporting me by shaming people that don’t want to dress like me.”
She also discussed liking to dress in “loud” looks because she likes the attention.
“I’ve always been a person that wants to dress loud. I’ve always wanted people to look up at me, I’ve always wanted people to notice me. I’m just walking around dressed how I always wanted to but now there’s a name attached to that.”
Now, she’s made yet another statement about people on social media who tell her she’d be more attractive if she dressed “normal”.
She posted a photo of herself wearing a baggy outfit covered in graffiti print. She captioned it, “if only i dressed normal id be so much hotter yeah yeah come up with a better comment im tired of that one.”
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Many people in the comments were supportive of the spooky pop star, but there will still probably be trolls in the comments who will always try to bring someone down for loving who they are.
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