Billie Eilish has finally responded to being objectified after a photo of her wearing a tank top went viral.
The 17-year-old star is known for her very baggy clothing.
She’s previously revealed her reasoning for always donning her signature baggy clothes during her Clavin Klein campaign.
“I never want the world to know everything about me. I mean that’s why I wear big baggy clothes,” she said. “Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath.”
“Nobody can be like ‘Oh, she’s slim-thick, she’s not slim-thick, she’s got a flat ass, she’s got a fat ass,’” she continued. “No one can say any of that because they don’t know.”
You can see the video of her explaining her style below.
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.
Now, she’s finally responded to the viral photo with a meme followed by a video of herself laughing on her Instagram story.
She first posted a meme that talks about pedophilia and how it’s normalized when talking about herself wearing a tank top. She followed it with a video of herself laughing out loud. You can see both below.
Also amidst the photo surfacing, she spoke up in a recent interview with Vogue Australia to further discuss her outfit choices.
“What I like about just dressing like I’m 800 sizes bigger than I am is it kind of gives nobody the opportunity to judge what your body looks like,” Eilish said. “I don’t want to give anyone the excuse of judging, and not—and it’s not like everyone’s going to judge you, but they all do in their head, like even if they’re not trying to.”
In the interview, Eilish also explained being inspired by Rihanna’s fashion.
“I remember seeing an acceptance speech Rihanna gave where she said fashion has always been her defense mechanism,” Eilish said. “And I felt like I never felt something as strongly hearing someone else say it than I did when I heard her say that because it’s always been that way for me. It’s always been my security blanket.”
You can watch the full video below.
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He said the gig was a “fine moment” where, apparently, Sam Smith was behind him the entire show.
“We sat down and whats-his-name, the guy who did the Bond film we didn’t do? He stands behind us and I’m sitting with my daughter, her friends, and my girlfriend, when suddenly everyone goes ‘Saaaam!’ I’m, like, ‘Aaaaargh!” Yorke told The Times.
After discussing the moment where Smith’s song was picked for the 2015 film Spectre instead of a track Radiohead submitted, he talked about his love for Eilish’s music.
“I like Billie Eilish. She’s doing her own thing. Nobody’s telling her what to do,” he continued.
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