Billie Eilish wants you to know she doesn’t approve of shaming girls who prefer to wear feminine clothing.
When the “Wish You Were Gay” singer isn’t topping the charts or bringing an entire stadium to rapture at her shows, Eilish is turning heads with her signature, baggy style. Often lauded for her “non-feminine” or “boyish” look, the 17-year-old is well aware of what the world thinks of her loose-fitting garb — and even better, she doesn’t really care to change those perceptions.
What the musician will not stand for, however, is having her style weaponized against other girls who aren’t following her lead. The teen explained this notion in more detail while speaking with Pharrell Williams for her new V Magazine feature.
“[Even] from my parents, [the] positive [comments] about how I dress have this slut-shaming element,” she expressed. “Like, ‘I am so glad that you are dressing like a boy, so that 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.”
“I have never ever looked at a girl who feels comfortable in her clothes, body, and skin and thought, ‘Ew, that’s gross, she is showing too much,’ or, ‘I wish people wouldn’t wear that.’ I have never in my life felt that way,” the “Bad Guy” artist continued. “I have always supported and f--ked with and just 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. I don’t like that there’s this weird new world of supporting me by shaming people that [may not] want to [dress like me].”
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