Billie Eilish was objectified for wearing a tank top and fans are defending her

24 June 2019, 13:10 | Updated: 24 June 2019, 16:04

By Katie Louise Smith

@_katesss

“Billie Eilish literally said she wears baggy clothes so she doesn’t get sexualised and the minute she shows some skin y’all sexualise her? Gross.”

The internet is currently in full Billie Eilish defence mode after the 17-year-old musician was objectified by a Twitter user after being photographed in public wearing a tank top.

If you know Billie, you’ll know that her signature aesthetic involves a lot of baggy clothing. She’s rarely seen in public or on stage wearing anything other than that, for reasons she explained in a recent Calvin Klein ad.

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So when a tweet which included a picture of Billie in a tank top alongside the comment “Billie Eilish is THICK” went viral over the weekend (June 22), it was rightly – and swiftly – called out by thousands and thousands of people who all came to defend the teenager.

Why does Billie Eilish wear baggy clothing? Picture: Mat Hayward/Getty Images

In a recent project with Calvin Klein, Billie opened up about why she wears such baggy clothes all the time. “I never want the world to know everything about me. I mean, that’s why I wear big baggy clothes,” she said in the ad.

It’s heartbreaking to know that a 17-year-old feels like she has to wear baggy clothes in order to not be objectified by the public – and it only makes this tweet even more infuriating.

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People began quote tweeting the original tweet and calling out the user who posted it. A huge amount of those tweets went viral, with some gaining over half a million likes within 24 hours.

she wears baggy clothes all her career and then the one moment she puts on a tank top y’all jump on her immediately and oversezualize her lol y’all need to back up shes literally 17 YEARS OLD https://t.co/tNRyJYl8Th

— justine (@biticonjustine) June 23, 2019

billie eilish literally said she wears baggy clothes so she doesn’t get sexualized and the minute she shows some skin y’all sexualize her? gross https://t.co/JXbCz3fDKf

— 2019 Predictions (@2019_predicts) June 23, 2019

yall make fun of her for wearing baggy clothes even though she has said more than once that she dresses that way because she doesnt wanna be sexualized,,, and then yall actually sexualize her the moment you get a chance. she’s a minor this is so gross https://t.co/fC1msr31ZH

— gee (@starkoIogist) June 23, 2019

This is why she wears baggy, oversized clothes to avoid creeps like you, both in real life and internet.
Also, she’s fucking 17 years old, you dickhead. https://t.co/6W97w758Z7

— izzy ⍟⃝ ᱬ (@winchestersmcu) June 23, 2019

she literally said she chooses to wear baggy clothes so nobody can say shit about her body. the fact she even has to worry about that is sick.

— bridie not birdy (@eidirbs) June 23, 2019

The fact that Billie Eilish is a child going to great lengths to hide her physical self from people to avoid being sexualized only to be sexualized the moment anyone sees her in something not reminiscent of a TENT makes me want to barehanded snap necks I’m just sayin

— The Gemini Collector (@fullmetalcunt) June 23, 2019

Billie Eilish: I wear baggy clothes because I don’t want people sexualizing me & looking at my body like that.
Billie Eilish: *wears fitted shirt ONCE*
Every sex-crazed douchebag on twitter that doesn’t know how to fucking respect women: Billie Eilish THICCCCC
Y’all, fuck off.

— Jill Collis (@jfcollis53) June 23, 2019

The original tweet hasn’t been deleted and follow up tweets have also been posted, further objectifying Billie in pictures when she was just 14 years old.

Can you image being 17 and having strangers on the internet commenting and thirsting over your body after you’ve specifically said that you dress a certain way to avoid that exact thing happening? It’s disgusting and it shouldn’t be happening.

In an interview with Marie Claire, Billie also opened up about the negative side of the astounding levels of fame that come with her success. “Fame is horrible. It’s worth it because it lets me play shows and meet people, but fame itself is fucking dreadful,” she said.

People Are Defending Billie Eilish After a Troll Objectified Her On Twitter

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Billie Eilish is still pretty new to pop-superstardom. That doesn’t mean she hasn’t already encountered her fair share of haters and negative comments. But fortunately, she has a strong base of supporters ready to defend her against the (many) trolls of the world.

Case in point: Over the weekend, a photo of Eilish wearing a white tank top began circulating on social media. Some people felt it was necessary to comment on the singer’s appearance in the photo. In fact, one Twitter user shared the pic and wrote, “Billie Eilish is THICK.”

Pretty soon, thousands of people took to Twitter to clap back at the troll. (Related: Women Shared Some of the Nasty Comments They’ve Received About Their Body)

To be clear, commenting on any person’s body is never okay. And as many people pointed out on Twitter, it’s especially inappropriate to comment on a 17-year-old girl’s body.

“Billie Eilish is not only 1) a minor (17) but also 2) wears baggy clothes so that she doesn’t receive creepy comments like this about her body,” wrote on Twitter user.

Another person echoed that sentiment: ” literally said she chooses to wear baggy clothes so nobody can say sh*t about her body. The fact she even has to worry about that is sick.” (Related: Demi Lovato Clapped Back at a Reporter for a Body-Shaming Headline)

“I don’t know what’s worse. You sexualizing a minor or you sexualizing someone who has gone out of their way to cover themselves,” said another person.

Those Twitter users are right, BTW: Eilish does go out of her way to wear baggy clothing in public.

“I never want the world to know everything about me,” she recently said in a Calvin Klein ad. “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? 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.’ No one can say any of that, because they don’t know.” (Related: Anna Victoria Has a Message for Anyone Who Says They “Prefer” Her Body to Look a Certain Way)

Plus, Eilish has already made it clear that being in the public eye generally makes her uncomfortable. “Fame is horrible,” she recently told Marie Claire. “It’s worth it because it lets me play shows and meet people, but fame itself is f*ckin’ dreadful.”

Maybe instead of commenting on Eilish’s body and making her feel more uncomfortable, perhaps the internet could talk about her album, “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” hitting number one on the Billboard 200 chart. Or the fact that she made history as the youngest artist to ever be selected for BBC’s Sound of 2018 Longlist.

  • By Allie Strickler

Billie Eilish fans aren’t taking this at all (Picture: FilmMagic)

Fans of singer Billie Eilish are rallying around the star, after some ‘creepy’ fans began objectifying an image of her in a tank top.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

It’s just really disappointing, seeing as the 17-year-old (yes, she’s a teenager) revealed the reason she wears baggy clothing is so people DON’T objectify her.

The woman cannot win.

The one day she is seen in a tank (still with a baggy jacket, may we add) one fan thought it would be so totally cute to suggest Billie was ‘thick’.

Spoiler alert, it’s not cute. And for someone who actively asks to not be spoken about in this way, it never was. Never will be.

Perhaps it’s of no surprise then that her loyal followers have slammed the initial commenter who has been thrust to whence they came.

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One fan slammed the poster, as they wrote online: ‘Billie Eilish literally said she wears baggy clothes so she doesn’t get sexualised and the minute she shows some skin y’all sexualise her? Gross.’

Billie Eilish is THICK pic.twitter.com/aNSGvJJYOA

— k (@PogbaEscobar) June 22, 2019

Gross indeed.

The photo went viral over the weekend and was called out by what seemed like a countless stream of Billie’s fans who harped back to her recent interview with Calvin Klein.

‘That’s why I wear baggy clothes,’ she said in the ad. ‘Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath.

‘Nobody can be like, “she’s slim-thick,” “she’s not slim-thick,” “she’s got a flat ass,” “she’s got a fat ass.”

‘No one can say any of that because they don’t know.’

The original poster has tried to defend themselves as they took to the comments section with some redundant arguments.

‘Apparently I’m not allowed to think she’s attractive until few months from now lol..’ they wrote.

‘This girl literally said “bruises on both my knees for you” , “might seduce your dad” BUT I’M ONE WHO’S SEXUALIZING HER??? LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.’

But it just wasn’t working out for them, as the post gained more traction online and more vitriol from followers.

Creepy followers are why we can’t have nice things (Picture: Getty Images for Glamour)

‘Billie Eilish: I wear baggy clothes because I don’t want people sexualizing me & looking at my body like that,’ one wrote.

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‘Billie Eilish: *wears fitted shirt ONCE*

‘Every sex-crazed d**chebag on twitter that doesn’t know how to f*cking respect women: Billie Eilish THICCCCC

‘Y’all, f*ck off’.

It comes after Billie was forced to tell her fans not to grope her boobs, after one fan got a little too frisky at a meet and greet in Australia earlier this year.

‘Pls don’t grab my boobs in the meet and greet,’ she wrote on social media.

‘Keep playing the shit cool but it is very much not.’

The Bad Guy hitmaker added: ‘I think what happened last night was just an accident so I acted like I didn’t notice cuz I didn’t wanna make her feel bad if she didn’t mean to do it.

‘But if that s**t was I’m gone.’

The number one singer then asked her fans not to ‘harass’ the girl in question, as she think she meant nothing by it.

‘Please don’t harass the girl. It was just an accident and not that big a deal. She was very very sweet,’ the icon said. ‘I was just saying in general about certain things that I don’t feel comfortable with. It’s not a big deal.’

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A guy called Billie Eilish ‘thick,’ and outraged fans are calling him out for sexually objectifying the singer

  • On Saturday, photos of the 17-year-old singer Billie Eilish in a white tank top began circulating on Twitter, posted by a user who called Eilish “thick.”
  • Upset at the sexual overtones of the comments, fans of Eilish defended the singer on social media, calling the comments “gross” and “nasty.”
  • The original poster of the photos later defended the decision to comment on the singer’s body, saying Eilish’s lyrics and age make it acceptable.
  • Eilish has said in the past that she avoids wearing form-fitting clothes because she’s afraid of being sexualized.
  • Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories.

Fans of the 17-year-old “Bad Guy” singer Billie Eilish have defended her on Twitter after an account posted photos of her in a tank top on Saturday and included some sexually objectifying comments.

The original tweet called Eilish “thick,” and subsequent tweets included additional photos of Eilish in the same outfit.

—k (@PogbaEscobar) June 22, 2019 —k (@PogbaEscobar) June 23, 2019

While a few commenters felt comfortable praising Eilish’s figure, many were quick to condemn the account that posted the photos, saying the user was “gross” and “nasty” for sexually objectifying a teenage girl.

—your local soft goth 🐰 (@starzx2000) June 24, 2019 —willem dahoe (@hummusnchill) June 23, 2019

Especially infuriating to fans was the fact that Eilish has previously spoken about wearing baggy clothes to avoid being objectified.

“That’s why I wear big, baggy clothes,” she said in a Calvin Klein ad earlier this year. “Nobody can have an opinion, because they haven’t seen what’s underneath.”

—2019 Predictions (@2019_predicts) June 23, 2019 —SHE (@PoshAgabi) June 24, 2019 —tori (@seitanwhore) June 23, 2019

Fans were also enraged at the original poster’s attempts to defend the decision by claiming that Eilish isn’t a minor and highlighting her lyrics and previous Instagram posts as evidence that she already sexualizes herself.

—k (@PogbaEscobar) June 23, 2019 —k (@PogbaEscobar) June 23, 2019

The controversy surrounding the sexualization of Eilish, a teenager, also caused some Twitter users to open up about their experiences dealing with unwanted attention because of their bodies.

—𝖑𝖆𝖚𝖗𝖊𝖓 (@_lxuren__) June 23, 2019 —ugly (@tryinmydamnbest) June 24, 2019 —Stephanye (@simplystephanye) June 24, 2019

Eilish has also been on the other side of public outrage. The singer previously made headlines for dedicating a song to the rapper XXXTentacion after his death last year. The rapper was accused of domestic abuse and aggravated battery of a pregnant woman.

Eilish’s song “Wish You Were Gay” has also been criticized as offensive to LGBTQ communities, something the singer has pushed back on.

Viral SEXUALIZED Tweet About Billie Eilish Who Just Turned 18 

“Some jokes aren’t just it. What y’all doing is contributing to rape culture.” An angry fan tweets.

21 December 2019 by Fonticha Tran

Singer Billie Eilish at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, USA on March 14, 2019. – Stock Editorial Photography

On December 18, a sexualized tweet about American singer and songwriter, Billie Eilish, goes viral just as she turns 18, and fans are outraged.

Let’s rewind.

Billie turned 18 on December 18, a moment that a lot of fans were waiting for. But unfortunately, it seems that there were many who were excited for all the wrong reasons. During the build-up to Billie’s birthday, fans were already on their toes, expecting there to be many sexualized comments about Billie, now that she was turning a “legal age”.

And unfortunately, their fears were came true.

As soon as the day arrived, a Twitter user tweeted this out:

I “billie eilish turned 18 today…?? ya’ll know what that means.”

*Attached to the tweet is three pictures of Billie Eilish, all of which highlighted Billie’s breasts or bottom.

The tweet quickly went viral, and at the time of writing, currently has over 15.7k retweets and over 93.7k likes.

It came to the attention of Billie’s fans, and they were soon calling the Twitter user out for sexualizing Billie. Many also labelled the user a “paedophile” and condemned them for sexualizing and objectifying Billie. They also pointed out that Billie wasn’t yet 18 in the pictures and was still a minor.

Soon after, the Twitter user came forward to explain that the tweet was a “joke” and that “ya’ll needa chill”. He claimed that all he meant was that driving restrictions would be lifted, and that he was in fact, 17-years-old.

However, fans weren’t happy with the explanation. They argued back that even if he was 17, it didn’t excuse him for sexualizing Billie, especially as Billie had spoken out before about how she didn’t want to be sexualized or objectified. This was one of the reasons why she wore huge baggy clothes.

Billie’s fans also said that it didn’t matter if the tweet was a “joke” because some jokes were off-limits.

I “Some jokes aren’t just it. What y’all doing is contributing to rape culture.”

They were also disgusted at the fact the tweet went viral as it meant that there are many, possibly fully grown adults, who “agreed” with the tweet.

I “the person that made it is 17” “its bait and you fell for it” so people that are liking& retweeting couldnt be fully grown adults that were sexually attracted to billie for years and made a whole deal about her being 18??? all of them looked at this tweet as a joke? doubtful.”

Others also believed that the original tweet wasn’t intended to be a joke and that it was just an excuse after receiving so much negative attention.

I “I keep seeing people say “it’s about the driving” OK SO WHY TF DID HE USE SOME OF THE FEW PICTURES OF HER TITS AND A**”

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In case you’ve somehow missed it, Billie Eilish is having a moment. Thanks to the debut of her first full-length album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?, she has rocketed to super-stardom. But unfortunately, like most young women in the public eye, she has to face a lot of unwanted attention and objectification—like recent creepy comments from a Twitter troll.

On June 22nd, one Twitter user shared pictures of Eilish wearing a white tank top and posing with fans. He took the opportunity to perv out about the 17-year-old singer’s body, writing, “Billie Eilish is THICK.” He followed his initial tweet with comments about how she was “legal now in almost half the country” and used her lyrics in an attempt to justify sexualizing her.

(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/2019 iHeartMedia)More

These kinds of comments would be gross enough on their own, but Eilish has explicitly said that she doesn’t want people looking at her body. Her usual wardrobe consists of oversized sweatshirts and baggy pants for this reason.

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It’s frustrating that men would rush to objectify Eilish as soon as she shows a little bit of skin.

Several Twitter users pointed out that Eilish has been trying to avoid these reactions to her body.

this is the reason why she wears baggy clothes

— nava (@navamyg) June 23, 2019

hope billie never sees this. i don’t know what’s worse. you sexualizing a minor or you sexualizing someone who has gone out of their way to cover themselves.

— SJ (@getvindictive) June 23, 2019

This is why this pisses me off so much. She knew she’d be sexualized, and she TELEVISED that and how she had no desire to be thought of that way.

— Madz. (@_madz_666) June 23, 2019

dude, that’s gross. she literally has been hiding her body to avoid comments like that pic.twitter.com/b3fMQiyfgV

— taïga (@taigaokami) June 23, 2019

Others simply found his comments creepy.

Bro I had so many reactions pics and couldn’t choose one pic.twitter.com/gLeYNqfaVQ

— Kenneth (@fck_you_uu) June 23, 2019

pic.twitter.com/BpoBgQt7jz

— Lavender Lily (@NotA_Mermaid) June 24, 2019

pic.twitter.com/hz539dKBsa

— i dOnT dO DiRtY dAnCiNg (@iLoveToTour__) June 23, 2019

Regardless of if shes “legal in (your) country” or not… (your words, not mine), the minute she shows a tiny bit of skin, you jump to objectify her. GTFO of here with that shit. She’s still young af and doesn’t need grown ass men perving it up.

— 🏳️‍🌈 Pokket 🏳️‍🌈 (@Pokket) June 23, 2019

pic.twitter.com/mKktk0Vpop

— squidward walking type beat (@youngershyne) June 23, 2019

The bottom line is that no one should be sexualizing a teenager’s body. And beyond that, the way a woman presents herself never means she’s “asking for it”—no matter how provocative her lyrics or how revealing her clothes are. We’re just glad that Eilish’s fans have her back.

Noam Galai/Getty ImagesBillie Eilish gained a huge internet fan base after she released her single ‘Ocean Eyes’ in 2015.

  • On Saturday, photos of the 17-year-old singer Billie Eilish in a white tank top began circulating on Twitter, posted by a user who called Eilish “thick.”
  • Upset at the sexual overtones of the comments, fans of Eilish defended the singer on social media, calling the comments “gross” and “nasty.”
  • The original poster of the photos later defended the decision to comment on the singer’s body, saying Eilish’s lyrics and age make it acceptable.
  • Eilish has said in the past that she avoids wearing form-fitting clothes because she’s afraid of being sexualized.
  • Visit INSIDER’s homepage for more stories.

Fans of the 17-year-old “Bad Guy” singer Billie Eilish have defended her on Twitter after an account posted photos of her in a tank top on Saturday and included some sexually objectifying comments.

The original tweet called Eilish “thick,” and subsequent tweets included additional photos of Eilish in the same outfit.

Man… pic.twitter.com/68TWMkgOkx

— griselda stan account (@PogbaEscobar) June 23, 2019

While a few commenters felt comfortable praising Eilish’s figure, many were quick to condemn the account that posted the photos, saying the user was “gross” and “nasty” for sexually objectifying a teenage girl.

These men on Twitter are straight NASTY and DISGUSTING for sexualizing Billie Eilish.

— your local soft goth ???? (@starzx2000) June 24, 2019

Billie Eilish is a MINOR. 17. Y’all are creepy ass weirdos and need to stop

— willem dahoe (@hummusnchill) June 23, 2019

Especially infuriating to fans was the fact that Eilish has previously spoken about wearing baggy clothes to avoid being objectified.

“That’s why I wear big, baggy clothes,” she said in a Calvin Klein ad earlier this year. “Nobody can have an opinion, because they haven’t seen what’s underneath.”

The fact that Billie Eilish is a child going to great lengths to hide her physical self from people to avoid being sexualized only to be sexualized the moment anyone sees her in something not reminiscent of a TENT makes me want to barehanded snap necks I’m just sayin

— Cunthulhu (@The_GothDaddy) June 23, 2019

billie eilish literally said she wears baggy clothes so she doesn’t get sexualized and the minute she shows some skin y’all sexualize her? gross https://t.co/JXbCz3fDKf

— 2020 Predictions (@2020predicts) June 23, 2019

Billie Eilish says she wears baggy clothes cos what u can’t see u can’t body shame. And that’s really sad.
That’s the world we live in. People now hide themselves to be free of you 21st century bullies.

— SHE – MONEY MAGNET (@PoshAgabi) June 24, 2019

not gonna retweet OP for reasons, but…

BILLIE EILISH IS 17 YEARS OLD. she’s explicitly stated that she wears baggy clothing bc she doesn’t want to be sexualized. and the one time she unzips her hoodie, the internet is on her like fucking vultures. i’m sick. y’all are depraved.

— whore for water chestnuts (@seitanwhore) June 23, 2019

Fans were also enraged at the original poster’s attempts to defend the decision by claiming that Eilish isn’t a minor and highlighting her lyrics and previous Instagram posts as evidence that she already sexualizes herself.

???????????? Billie Eilish is not a minor. Stop it. She’s legal now in almost half of the country, and all countries outside of the US.

— griselda stan account (@PogbaEscobar) June 23, 2019

This girl literally said “bruises on both my knees for you” , “might seduce your dad”

BUT I’M ONE WHO’S SEXUALIZING HER???

LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

— griselda stan account (@PogbaEscobar) June 23, 2019

The controversy surrounding the sexualization of Eilish, a teenager, also caused some Twitter users to open up about their experiences dealing with unwanted attention because of their bodies.

feel well upset about the billie eilish pic going round atm, as someone who felt super uncomfortable having big boobs from a v young age its upsetting to see ppl comment on her body even tho she always tries to hide it

— loz ???? (@_lxuren__) June 23, 2019

I feel rlly bad for Billie Eilish 🙁 I hATEd it when people made comments on my boobs. Sometimes I wore my school jacket in the summer just because I wanted to keep them hidden 🙁

— ugly (@tryinmydamnbest) June 24, 2019

I feel Billie Eilish’s pain! I wore baggy clothes sometimes to hide the fact that I was heavy chested (still am) because I was uncomfortable by the unwanted attention I received at 15/16. If it wasn’t already clear, society needs to stop sexualizing teenage girls! #MondayThoughts https://t.co/sPqDplFAHB pic.twitter.com/14cMjPuWU5

— Stephanye (@simplystephanye) June 24, 2019

Eilish has also been on the other side of public outrage. The singer previously made headlines for dedicating a song to the rapper XXXTentacion after his death last year. The rapper was accused of domestic abuse and aggravated battery of a pregnant woman.

Eilish’s song “Wish You Were Gay” has also been criticised as offensive to LGBTQ communities, something the singer has pushed back on.

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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.

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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.

More Billie Eilish news

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has expressed his admiration for Billie Eilish after taking his daughter to one of her shows.

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.

Yorke joins the long list of celebrity fans of the 17-year-old pop star, including Dave Grohl, Avril Lavigne and many more.

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It certainly didn’t take long, but 17-year-old music star Billie Eilish is already getting objectified on the internet.

The singer, whose album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” headed to number one on the Billboard 200 chart back in April, was recently photographed wearing a white tank top under a baggy zip-up sweatshirt. That kicked off an onslaught of tweets commenting on the teen’s appearance, including one that said “Billie Eilish is THICK.”

Billie Eilish is THICK pic.twitter.com/aNSGvJJYOA

— k (@PogbaEscobar) June 22, 2019

Soon after the tweet hit the internet, a backlash ensued in the singer’s defense.

“She wears baggy clothes all her career and then the one time she puts on a tank top y’all jump on her immediately and over sexualize her lol y’all need to back up she’s literally 17 YEARS OLD,” one user wrote.

she wears baggy clothes all her career and then the one moment she puts on a tank top y’all jump on her immediately and oversezualize her lol y’all need to back up shes literally 17 YEARS OLD https://t.co/tNRyJYl8Th

— justine (@biticonjustine) June 23, 2019

“She is an angel who needs to be protected,” one Twitter user wrote.

“She literally said she chooses to wear baggy clothes so nobody can say shit about her body. the fact she even has to worry about that is sick,” another added.

“billie eilish is not only 1) a minor (17) but also 2) wears baggy clothes so that she doesn’t receive creepy comments like this about her body yet the One Day she wears a tank suddenly nothing else matters,” another Twitter user responded. “ppl are disappointing and gross.”

Those Twitter users are correct. The criticism of Eilish’s appearance comes soon after she said she intentionally wears baggy clothing to avoid comments about the way she looks.

“I never want the world to know everything about me,” Eilish recently said. “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? 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. No one can say any of that, because they don’t know.”

The idea of superstardom is uncomfortable for Eilish, who has called fame “horrible.”

“It’s worth it because it lets me play shows and meet people, but fame itself is f—dreadful,” she previously told Marie Claire.

Eilish built her success through the use of SoundCloud and YouTube. The singer was named one of the breakout music artists of 2018 by Yahoo Entertainment.

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All NaturalAriana Grande Slams Fans Who Accuse Her Of Getting Plastic Surgery

Ariana Grande wants everyone to know that she didn’t get cosmetic surgery. The singer just slammed fans on Twitter who accused her of getting a nose job, and her supporters are pretty shook over her clap back.

“Hayyy, this is my birth nose. What did I log onto today. Lemme have a cute nose, d**n,” Ariana replied to a fan who had tweeted, “Y’all, who cares if Ariana got a nose job. It’s cute, isn’t it?” alongside a series of photos of the “God Is A Woman” songstress’ nose.

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It turns out, this isn’t the first time the 26-year-old has denied that she had work done to change her looks. Back in 2014 when fans started comparing old photos of her to new ones and pointing out how much she had changed, the Victorious actress explained that she had simply grown up, and that’s why she looked so different. Ariana has definitely changed a lot since her Nickelodeon days, but according to the musician, her transformation was all natural.

“On the cover of some magazine they said, ‘Oh, Ariana Grande: boob job, brow lift, cheek shaving, lips done.’ I was like, ‘You’re comparing a picture of me from when I’m 14 years old to when I’m 21, and I’m wearing a push-up bra,’” she said. “Godd**n, puberty went nice. It came late, but she finally came through for me.”

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There’s one thing about Ariana that isn’t real though — and that’s her hair! Yep, the former Disney star is pretty much always rocking her signature high ponytail, but she’s admitted numerous times over the years that her long, straight hair is actually all extensions! Get this — her real hair is actually short and curly. She’s showed it off a few times over the years, and every time she does, fans are living for it.

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Ariana Grande hilariously shuts down nose job rumours

17 December 2019, 11:42

By Sam Prance

@samprance

Ariana Grande took to Twitter to respond to fans who were speculating that she’s had plastic surgery.

Ariana Grande has officially shut down rumours that she’s had a nose job following recent speculation from fans on Twitter.

Ariana is no stranger to being candid with her fans on social media. Ever since the start of her career, she’s used her Twitter and Instagram profiles to engage directly with her followers. Just this year, she’s opened up about her relationship with her dad, shown us what her natural hair looks like and revealed how she really feels about TikTok stars imitating her.

READ MORE: Idina Menzel says Ariana Grande would be “amazing” as Elphaba in the Wicked movie

Whenever a rumour circulates, Ariana will usually be the first to address it. In August, Ariana clapped back at a troll accusing her of using autotune on tour and, in September, she clapped back at a troll accusing her of not being a real songwriter. Ari is never one to let fake news slide and now she’s responded to rumours that she’s had plastic surgery on her nose.

Ariana Grande hilariously shuts down nose job rumours. Picture: NBC, @arianagrande via Instagram

Yesterday (Dec 17), a tweet from an Ariana fan account went viral with four close-ups of Ariana’s nose and the caption: “let’s talk about ariana’s nose.” People in their replies then began to speculate that Ariana had had a nose job and the same fan then retweeted the tweet, defending Ariana, with the caption: “y’all who cares if she got a nose job ITS CUTE ISN’T IT.”

Noticing the conversation unfolding on Twitter, Ariana then decided to clear up the rumours about her nose once and for all. She tweeted: “hayyy this my birth nose what tf did i log onto today lemme have a cute nose damn”. A fan then responded: “who cares anyway, you’re gorgeous” and Ariana wrote “thank u” with a gif of Goldie Hawn in The First Wives Club.

Ariana then added: “i can’t wait to be her” in reference to the gif of Goldie as Elise Elliot. Fans of The First Wives Club will already know that Elise is an actress with a penchant for botox. An Ariana fan then replied: “you are her already tho” and Ariana responded: “omg thank u”. A comedic genius.

Ariana Grande hilariously shuts down nose job rumours. Picture: @arianagrande via Twitter

Whether or not a celebrity has plastic surgery is obviously none of our business but we are living for Ariana’s response.

Let Ariana have a cute nose damn!

The Face of Plastic Surgery

Graphic by Grace ’14

By: Natalie ’16, Nina ’16 and Maya ’14

For many months, Lauren ’15 said her body made her uncomfortable because her “boobs were too big.” Her figure hindered her self-esteem, her wardrobe, and her ability to exercise. Following a suggestion from her mom, she resolved to have a breast reduction. Over the most recent winter break, Lauren underwent plastic surgery the day after her last midterm exam.

Lauren’s decision to receive a cosmetic operation is not uncommon among American teens. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, minors under the age of 18 underwent 130,502 plastic surgery procedures in 2012. Among girls, otoplasty (cosmetic ear surgery), rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) and breast augmentation are the three most common procedures.

The ratio of teen plastic surgery patients to adult plastic surgery patients has decreased over the past ten years. In 2002, minors underwent 220,077 procedures, representing 3.2% of total procedures, whereas procedures on minors in 2012 corresponded to only 1.3% of total procedures.

Members of the Marlborough community claim to notice a decrease in plastic surgery that reflects the national trend. Out of the current students who were interviewed, only Lauren professed to having undergone a cosmetic procedure, although many girls said that they have considered surgery after graduation.

As cosmetic operations on minors become less frequent, however, plastic surgery among current Marlborough girls prompts discussion and often judgment in the School community.

Many Marlborough girls said they feel pressure to receive surgeries in order to conform to standards of beauty; others speculated that pressure from the media and living in Los Angeles heightens the desire for procedures.

In a community like Marlborough that values female empowerment and diversity, why do students’ reactions to plastic surgery run the gamut from support for a girl’s confidence to accusations of superficial concern with appearance?

WHY GET SURGERY?

Several Marlborough teachers and students said they believe that an individual’s motivation for wanting plastic surgery can stem from her desire to improve her self-esteem, from peers’ degrading judgments or from society’s pressure to meet standards of perfection perpetuated by the media.

After her mom’s suggestion, Lauren said that she was enthusiastic about the surgery because she no longer wanted discomfort with her body to diminish her self-assurance.

“I had to wear sports bras every day, and I hate them. It just sucked…I felt gross, and that’s not how we should be feeling about ourselves,” Lauren said.

Some girls shared that they have considered getting plastic surgery in the future. Kate ’14 said that, when she is older, she plans to undergo an operation to boost her confidence.

“I want to get a boob job. It’s something that is important to me. I want to wear a strapless wedding gown,” she said.

Andrew Cohen, Clinical Chief of Plastic Surgery at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, said that his patients’ self-assurance improves after their operations.

“If someone has a bigger nose, and they’re really bothered by it in the mirror, once you do that surgery, and they see a new person, it really changes everything,” Cohen said.

Many students expressed sympathy with the notion of receiving plastic surgery to eliminate self-doubt.

Abby ’16 said that she supports some girls’ choice to alter their features if anxiety about their appearance compromises their self-respect.

“If you wake up being upset every day about how you look, then I think you should do . But do it for yourself. Don’t do it for anyone else,” she said.

Some students and teachers, however, said that they suspect that surgeries are often prompted by a focus on others’ judgments. Lauren noted that gossip about her figure contributed to her decision to have surgery.

“I was really uncomfortable with , and it brought me a lot of shame because my friends, I don’t think purposefully…would tell other people how big my boobs were, to guys, and it just made me so uncomfortable,” she said.

Cohen said that, before their surgeries, many of his patients are victims of teasing. He pointed to his recent operation on a patient.

“Now she’s really happy. Nobody’s making fun of her anymore,” he said.

CONSIDERING RACE

Some students believe that the desire for cosmetic surgery has evolved along racial, cultural and socioeconomic lines, recently gaining popularity among non-white segments of the population.

Some say that the desire for plastic surgery can be attributed to the media’s depiction of beauty, which favors and emphasizes Caucasian characteristics such as big eyes and pale skin. Jenny ’15 said that non-white students might aspire to change their features in order to fit this definition of beauty.

“You hear people talking about Emma Watson, or Keira Knightley, or Jessica Alba, you know, people who are more like that. You don’t hear much about African-Americans or Asians or any other minority race,” Jenny explained.

Several Marlborough students said that family members sometimes encourage cosmetic procedures.

“It’s sort of a given…my grandma expects me to get plastic surgery for my eyes,” Julianne ’14 said.

Many girls, such as Audrey ’14, cited the effects of racism as another possible motivation for wanting an operation.

“In middle school I was the only Asian girl in the class, and everyone made fun of me. That would make you want to change yourself more to conform to the race around you. I got stereotyped a lot,” Audrey explained.

Additionally, socioeconomic status plays a role in people’s desire for cosmetic procedures, which are typically not covered by health insurance and can be quite costly. The average cost of a nose job, for example, is $4,000, according to the Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics for 2012.

Some girls claim that Marlborough students seem comfortable discussing plastic surgery because many Marlborough families can afford such procedures.

“I think that people who go to Marlborough tend to have the resources to get plastic surgery if they wanted it, so I think it kind of makes it more common among girls at this school,” Sarah ’16 said.

TO JUDGE OR NOT TO JUDGE?

Going under the knife while in high school can attract attention and elicit judgment. Girls who have undergone plastic surgery can face negative assumptions from peers who tend to generalize and misconstrue the motivations of young people who seek cosmetic procedures.

Several Marlborough students said they believed that rumors would buzz wildly if a student were to get noticeable plastic surgery.

“I think that won’t get while they’re in high school because they’re judged,” Ashley ’14 said.

Jane* agreed. Although she never had a cosmetic procedure, Jane said that after she received a medical procedure to improve her breathing at night, gossip circulated at School that she had had a nose job.

“A lot of people didn’t ask me and just spread fake rumors about me, which was really mean,” she said.

Assistant Head of School and Head of Upper School Laura Hotchkiss ’86 said that the School is prepared to help any Marlborough student who feels judged or bullied.

“Let’s say a group of girls was gossiping about a student…who did or didn’t have plastic surgery…there probably would be some kind of conversation about that,” she said.

Hotchkiss added that no gossip-related issues regarding plastic surgery have been brought to the School’s attention.

Nevertheless, as shown by Jane’s case, negative rumors about plastic surgery do sometimes circulate. Lauren said she had been aware that others might spread rumors, but that the possibility did not deter her from getting her surgery.

“I was concerned about certain people because I feel like there are some people who are just really mean at this school, and they do it out of their own lack of self-worth,” she said.

Judgments concerning students who have received plastic surgery are often class-related.

“ see as like maybe a little bit bratty, like ‘I can’t believe that their parents would pay for that,’” Abby said.

While many students claim that they themselves would never have plastic surgery, they said that they believe the choice to do so is up to each individual.

“Personally I would never do it just because personal opinions and also I’m terrified…but I feel like if somebody just did it for themselves, like, that’s their business,” Jenny said.

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