Billie Eilish is only 21 years old and already fascinates the globe with her talent and her unique titles. Known for her slightly dark and grunge style, the American star has been appearing for some time wearing more sophisticated and feminine outfits. This was particularly the case at the gala evening at the Metropolitan Museum in New York on May 1, or, a few days earlier, at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills. But this change of style did not please everyone. Last weekend, Billie Eilish responded on Instagram to "those idiots" who slammed her for their misogynistic remarks.
" What happened to him ? "Oh my God, she's not the same Billie, she's like the rest, blah blah...". The singer was indignant by transcribing the criticisms that were addressed to her, before responding: “You are real idiots. I can be both, you morons. Let women exist! ".
Long considered "too masculine", Billie Eilish rose to prominence when she was only 14 with Ocean Eyes, then Bellyache and My Boy. At the time, she only wore loose, baggy clothes, which would become her "signature style."
The interpreter recalled on the networks this weekend his journey towards the acceptance of his physique. "I spent the first five years of my career being absolutely destroyed by you because I was too masculine in the way I dressed," the young singer gushed on an Instagram story. “You told me I'd be sexier if I acted like a woman. »
In an interview with Vogue earlier this year, Billie Eilish revealed her painful relationship with her physical appearance. "During my teenage years, I hated myself," she said. "It all had to do a lot with the anger I had towards my own body..." Suffering from Tourette's syndrome, she pointed out that such hurtful comments about her appearance would be "Something I've lived with all my life."
She tells the magazine that she went "through a process" of accepting herself, after confessing in 2021 that her body was the main reason for her depression when she was still a teenager. The same year, Billie Eilish revealed that she had lost more than 100,000 subscribers on social networks after changing her look. "People cling to those memories, and develop an attachment, but it's very dehumanizing," she said.
Billie Eilish won't let "those idiots" make her lose confidence. "Now that I'm comfortable enough to wear feminine outfits, I've changed and you consider me a sellout," she pointed out on Instagram.
To silence the critics, she shot back, “Did you know a woman can be multi-faceted? It's shocking, isn't it? Believe it or not, a woman can be interested in more than one thing at the same time." The singer takes the opportunity to send a feminist message, stating that "femininity is not synonymous with weakness".
A committed star, Billie Eilish never misses an opportunity to fight for the subjects that are close to her heart. In 2021, she spoke out on the anti-abortion law passed in Texas, and fight against bodyshaming. On June 22, she will perform in Paris as part of a charity concert for the climate and against poverty alongside Lenny Kravitz and Ben Harper.