Billie Eilish has responded to the cruel comments from trolls made about her body after her viral tank top photo.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Billie was asked “What’s the biggest rumor about you?”. She responded: “There’s this picture of me running from my car to my brother’s front door on like a 110-degree day in a tank top. And people were like, ‘Damn, Billie got fat!’ And I’m like, ‘Nope, this is how I look, you’ve just never seen it before!'”
She added: “I think yeah, the reason people are looking up to you is because you’re you. They’re not looking up to you so that you’ll tell them something that you never actually tell them. They’re looking up to you so that you tell them something that you would tell them yourself. I love having kids relate to me and tell me that I make them feel comfortable in their bodies. If I can do anything, I want to do that.”
Eilish who known for the baggy clothes she often wears also defended herself in a short film on YouTube in May: “If I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I’m a slut. Though you’ve never seen my body, you still judge it and judge me for it. Why? We make assumptions about people based on their size. We decide who they are, we decide what they’re worth. If I wear more, if I wear less, who decides what that makes me? What that means? Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?”