Billie Elish fans are defending her after she was hit with toxic comments and body shaming tweets from trolls online.
Last week, new paparazzi photos emerged of the five-time Grammy winner in comfortable form-fitting clothes. The singer was not wearing anything out of the ordinary, nor doing anything questionable in those photos. But immediately several internet trolls criticized the 18-year old’s body.
One user had the audacity to tweet, “in 10 months, Billie Eilish has developed a mid-30’s wine mom body.”
Eilish’s followers and celebrities were quick to come to her defense and slam the haters online.
Billie Eilish is beautiful! PLEASE, do not body shame her, or anyone for that matter. Body shaming is not “news” or “gossip” it’s HARMFUL and UNACCEPTABLE.
— Jessie Paege (@jessiepaege) October 14, 2020
the way that porn and social media has taught men that bodies like billie eilish’s are “fat” and not perfectly normal
— jodieeee🧝🏻♀️🧙🏻🧚🏻♂️ (@jodiepork) October 13, 2020
i was today years old when i learned that i had literally the same body and body type as billie eilish and mind you, i have never seen that much resemblance in a celeb before and honestly i was like woah. she looks really good doe. then i was like,, omg i look good too yess
— ela ⎊ (@starkesque_) October 12, 2020
Eilish was also quick to respond to her haters, as she posted a video, by TikTok vlogger Chizi Duru, to her Instagram Stories.
Duru gave a reality check by arguing that society has to, “start normalizing real bodies,” before saying, “Not everybody has a wagon behind them, okay? Guts are normal; they’re normal. Boobs sag, especially after breastfeeding. Instagram isn’t real.”
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In case someone needed a reminder…. Instagram has warped a lot of y’all into thinking NORMAL bodies are abnormal. NO. Not every black girl has a shelf behind them. Stomach pudge is completely normal. Most boobs SAGGGG. And to all my mamas out there, it’s ok! You brought LIFE into this world sis 💕
The songwriter also posted a picture on Instagram reminding her the internet about her short film “Not My Responsibility,” where she brings attention to the unrealistic body standards her critics talk about.
The video includes Eilish saying, “You have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body. Some people hate what I wear, some people praise it, some people use it to shame others, some people use it to shame me. But I feel you watching, always, and nothing I do goes unseen.”
“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?”