Billie Eilish makes sad confession as she blasts body imagers: ‘I’ve never felt like a woman’
Singer and songwriter Billie Eilish has become accustomed to seeing her style and body become the topic of conversation online and in media across the country.
From her hair to her baggy shirts, the star – who shot to international fame aged 19 – has now hit back at the shamers, admitting it didn’t work out to wear clothes that fit her better than ever.
“I have big boobs. I’ve had big boobs since I was nine years old, and that’s just the way I am. That’s the way I look,” she said in a recent interview with Variety magazine.
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“You’re wearing something that shows off, and everybody’s like, ‘Oh, but you didn’t want people to sexualize you?'” she said, mocking her answer: “You can my a –! I am literally a sexist sometimes. F–k you!”
Speaking of the double standards, the Eyes of the Ocean the singer highlighted the silence when it comes to men’s bodies noting that “nobody ever says anything about a man’s body”.
During the interview, Eilish addressed the criticism she received for the music video of her single What has become of me which was created for a famous movie Barbie and published in July this year.
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The singer and actress explained that her baggy and medium style came from a sense of insecurity she felt, saying she wasn’t “strong enough” to show it.
“I wasn’t trying to have people No sexualize me,” she explained. “But I didn’t want people to have access to my body, even visually.”
“I wasn’t strong enough and secure enough to show it,” she continued. “If I had shown it at that time, I would have been devastated if people had said anything.”
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Despite being has previously spoken many times about her frustration with body criticsEilish took a moment to reflect on what makes her feel that she is not tied to the situation of being ‘sexual’ or ‘no sexuality’.
“Maybe I don’t really care about being sexual because I’ve never felt wanted or wanted,” she said.
“I never felt like a woman, to be honest with you.”
The 21-year-old admitted she never felt “desirable” or “feminine”.
“I identify as ‘she/her’ and things like that, but I’ve never felt like a girl,” she said.
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Earlier this year, the singer has admitted to struggling with comments online about her body, admitting that the comments still “hurt my feelings”.
“Dude, I don’t even know. It’s hard, man,” Eilish said at the time British Vogue. “Honestly, no one can say anything about my body that I don’t have a stronger opinion about.”
“I like myself more than I used to, and I’m more interested in what I feel than how they feel,” she said. “But then also it’s probably a lot of bullshit it is because it still hurts my feelings like a sonab-ch.”