Don’t waste your time making an attempt to disgrace Billie Eilish. The ‘Your Power’ singer mentioned she is ‘proud’ to embrace her sexual facet and that nobody ought to really feel disrespected for ‘showing skin.’
“Because of the way that I feel that the world sees me, I haven’t felt really desired. But that’s really my whole life, though, so I don’t know if it’s anything to do with fame,” mentioned Billie Eilish in her interview within the June 2021 situation of British Vogue, the function that additionally included pictures of her posing in some high-end lingerie. For Billie, 19, it was a strong transfer since she has been open about her body-image struggles. For those that would possibly criticize her for embracing a sexual picture after constructing herself up because the lady in outsized clothes, she has no time for that.
“It really f**ked me up,” mentioned Billie, when noticing a TV trope of a “classic hot girl” present process a character transplant (“She’s this completely different character of wifey”) when she enters a severe, dedicated relationship. “Everybody’s like, ‘You can’t make a wife out of a hoe’ – and it’s like, you’re attracted to that person, though. You created that person. Suddenly you’re a hypocrite if you want to show your skin, and you’re easy, and you’re a slut, and you’re a whore. If I am, then I’m proud. Me and all the girls are hoes, and f**k it, y’know?”
“Let’s turn it around and be empowered in that. Showing your body and showing your skin – or not – should not take any respect away from you,” added Billie. During the chat, Billie mentioned that she admires the “multidimensionality” of Megan Thee Stallion, per British Vogue. She additionally dismissed the concept that ladies have to police their model as a result of of how males would possibly react. “I really think the bottom line is, men are very weak,” she says. “I think it’s just so easy for them to lose it. ‘You expect a dude not to grab you if you’re wearing that dress?’ Seriously, you’re that weak? Come on! Go masturbate!”
Billie’s Vogue function arrived on the heels of “Your Power,” the brand new single off her sophomore album, Happier Than Ever. “It’s an open letter to people who take advantage – mostly men,” she mentioned within the interview. “I would like people to listen to me. And not just try to figure out who I’m talking about, because it’s not about that. It’s really not at all about one person. You might think, ‘It’s because she’s in the music industry’ – no, dude. It’s everywhere. … I don’t know one girl or woman who hasn’t had a weird experience, or a really bad experience. And men, too – young boys are taken advantage of constantly.”
She additionally seemingly anticipated the whataboutism relating to her photoshoot. “ ‘You’re going to complain about being taken advantage of as a minor, but then you’re going to show your boobs?’” she mentioned. “Yes, I am, motherf**ker! I’m going to because there’s no excuse.”