Billie Eilish Confronts Body Shaming At Her Show In Miami
Singer Billie Eilish showed a video during her concert last week that showed her stripping down to her bra and making a statement about her appearances.
In Eilish’s first stop of her North American Tour in Miami Florida, the singer showed a video of her taking off her sweater and tank top between sets. The video was joined by Grammy-winner’s voice talking about the comments and reactions about her body and decision of loose clothing.
“You have assessments about my suppositions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body,” Eilish says in the video. “A few people detest what I wear, a few people acclaim it, a few people use it to disgrace others, a few people use it to disgrace me. However, I feel you viewing, consistently, and nothing I do goes concealed.”
Eilish has made comments about why she makes the fashion choice that she does in an advertisement for Calvin Klien last year.
“I never want the world to know everything about me,” she said in the Calvin Klein advertisement. “I mean, that’s why I wear big, baggy clothes. Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath, you know?”
She continued, “Nobody can be like, ‘Oh, she’s slim-thick, she’s not slim-thick, she’s got a flat (butt), she’s got a fat (butt).’ No one can say any of that, because they don’t know.”
The 18-year-old artist noted in the video that if she was to react to all the criticism about what she wears, she would “never be able to move.”
“Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet?” she says. “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? If I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I’m a slut. Though you’ve never seen my body, you still judge it and judge me for it.”