“They put it on such a excessive pedestal that then it is even worse.”

Posted on Could 4, 2021, at 6:54 a.m. ET

You most likely know by now that Billie Eilish is British Vogue’s newest cowl star. In any case, it is truthful to say that the pictures of her rocking a brand-new look form of broke the web.


British Vogue

It was revealed within the accompanying interview that the photoshoot was all Billie’s thought, with the 19-year-old explaining: “I’ve actually by no means finished something on this realm in any respect. Y’know, in addition to once I’m alone and shit.”

“I like these photos and I beloved doing this shoot,” Billie wrote on Instagram when she unveiled the pictures. “Do no matter you need everytime you need. Fuck all the things else.”

She additionally informed Vogue she selected to put on a corset as a result of she’s insecure about her abdomen — and pre-emptively responded to any backlash she could obtain for the choice.

Predicting that folks could query why she’s sporting a corset if she preaches “physique positivity,” Billie stated: “It is all about what makes you’re feeling good. If you wish to get surgical procedure, go get surgical procedure. If you wish to put on a costume that any individual thinks that you simply look too huge sporting, fuck it — when you really feel such as you look good, you look good.”

It is no shock that Billie would assume to anticipate backlash over her new look — in any case, she is used to her physique being the topic of public dialog.


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Final October, a paparazzi picture of the “Dangerous Man” singer sporting a tank high went viral, just because the world wasn’t used to seeing her in form-fitting garments.

Previous to the picture hitting the web, Billie had defined that she deliberately selected to put on clothes — in her personal phrases — “800 sizes larger than she is” so that folks could not see and have opinions on her physique.

“I by no means need the world to know all the things about me,” Billie stated in a 2019 video for Calvin Klein. “I imply, that is why I put on huge saggy garments: No person can have an opinion, as a result of they have not seen what’s beneath.”

The picture — and the dialog surrounding it — was one thing Billie addressed in an interview with Self-importance Honest in January, admitting she was glad it hadn’t occurred when her relationship together with her physique was at its worst.


Self-importance Honest

“If that had occurred three years in the past, once I was within the midst of my horrible physique relationship — or dancing a ton, 5 years in the past,” Billie informed the journal. “I wasn’t actually consuming. I used to be, like, ravenous myself.”

“I believed that I’d be the one one coping with my hatred for my physique, however I assume the web additionally hates my physique,” she added. “In order that’s nice.”

However Billie expanded on her emotions throughout her British Vogue interview, explaining that it wasn’t simply the criticism of her physique that bothered her — in truth, the reward she obtained “actually offended” her.

“It made me actually offended when folks had been like, ‘Good for her for feeling comfy in her larger pores and skin,'” Billie stated. “Jesus Christ?! Good for me? Fuck off!”


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“The extra the web and the world care about any individual that is doing one thing they don’t seem to be used to, they put it on such a excessive pedestal that then it is even worse,” she stated.