Billie Eilish makes statement on body image, ‘desirability’

There is a darkish motive for Billie Eilish’s signature look.

The Grammy-winning 18-calendar year-outdated claims she typically doesn’t experience appealing to the folks she dates, and as a result, attire in saggy clothes.

“Here’s a bomb for you: I have hardly ever felt ideal,” Eilish tells GQ in an job interview printed Thursday. “My past boyfriends hardly ever created me experience ideal. None of them. And it is a major point in my lifestyle that I experience I have hardly ever been physically ideal by someone.”

In reaction to this, the singer attire in clothes that really don’t display off her entire body, in buy to hide it from the environment and its judgments.

“I dress the way I dress as I really don’t like to think of you guys — I signify any one, every person — judging it, or the measurement of it,” claims Eilish.

Some days, however, she feels assured adequate to make an exception: “But that doesn’t signify that I will not wake up 1 working day and decide to wear a tank top, which I have finished just before.”

Eilish has been limited-lipped about her appreciate lifestyle because becoming popular. But she’s a short while ago devoted additional notice to troubles of entire body image. She took to YouTube in May perhaps, posting a now-viral small film named “Not My Responsibility,” depicting her almost totally eliminating her black tank top. The reaction to the film was not particularly shocking — but she was Okay with it, she stated.

“Well, I do that and quickly my boobs are trending on Twitter. Which is high-quality — that s–t seems fantastic,” the “Bad Guy” singer informed GQ.

The slut-shaming that adopted Eilish posting a exceptional swimsuit photograph, nonetheless, was considerably less encouraging. “There have been feedback like, ‘I really don’t like her any longer due to the fact as shortly as she turns 18 she’s a whore.’ Like, dude. I just cannot gain,” she informed Dazed magazine soon after the January incident.

Her wardrobe has hence developed into a spectrum of styles so she can dress to in shape her everyday mood, but the broad selection of seems she sports also will make her experience trapped.

“Sometimes I dress like a boy. Sometimes I dress like a swaggy female. And occasionally I experience trapped by this persona that I have produced, due to the fact occasionally I think folks look at me not as a girl,” she claims.

Even though her marriage with her entire body is sophisticated, she also feels empowered by the management she understands she has about it, and how a great deal of it she wishes to display to the public.

“[My] entire body is mine and yours is yours. Our very own bodies are type of the only true matters which are truly ours. I get to see it and get to display it when I want to,” she claims.

Billie Eilish attends the 62nd Once-a-year Grammy Awards at Staples Centre on Jan. 26, 2020, in Los Angeles.FilmMagic