With the release of his latest album, Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish showed a new side of himself: i platinum blonde hair and revealing looks in the now iconic photo shoot by British Vogue they made headlines right away.
After wearing baggy clothing to avoid being sexualized when she was still a minor, the 19-year-old has made one thing clear: She believes people should wear what they want, whenever they want, if it makes them feel comfortable at the time. and self-confident. A sweatshirt one day and a corset the next, why not, right?
Billie Eilish at the 2021 Met Gala – getty images
Nevertheless, the reception to her more neutral and mature look was not unanimous, indeed the singer-songwriter revealed in a new interview with Elle to have lost thousands of followers on Instagram:
“People cling to these memories and have an attachment. But it is very dehumanizing“explained Billie.
He then said that after posting a photo wearing a corset with a tomato sauce pop print: “I lost 100,000 followers, just because of boobs. People are afraid of big boobs“.
The problem is that we still live in a very sexist world where women are categorized: you’re either in the good girl category or the bad girl category. If Billie wants to photograph herself in a very feminine way, showing her body in a way she hasn’t done in the past, why should she be punished for it? Eeeh … there is still a lot to do.
In the interview, Billie also explains that she has abandoned its neon green roots for “blend in“ when it goes out in public:
“I couldn’t go anywhere with that hair because it was obviously me“, said a ELLE. “I didn’t have the goal of ‘This will make me think differently.’ I’ve had different colored hair and vibes for everything I’ve done. I wanted this album to have its characteristics“.
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