Whether a woman is showing too much or too little skin, society will have something to say. Grammy Winner, Billie Eilish knows this struggle all too well. She recently posed as the cover model for British Vogue where she stunned in a fitted tan ensemble with a rosy pink corset.
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Eilish appeared as a blonde bombshell wearing various outfits featuring mainly neutral tones and vintage lingerie.
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As Part of the Vogue campaign, the “Ocean Eyes” singer sat down for a Q&A where various celebrities asked her a range of questions. In the promo for the interview, Eilish reveals the answer to one of the most revolutionary questions she was asked.
“If you had the ability to give one thing to everyone in the world, what would it be?” asked Canadian artist Jessie Reyez.
“I think I would give everyone the feeling of being content. I think that that’s an underrated pleasure,” said the pop-star.
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The “Bad Guy” singer has learned to become content with her lifestyle and the cards she has been dealt. For years, she has been ridiculed for being too conservative and critics say her typically baggy clothes are not flattering.
Eilish has been open about her struggles with accepting her appearance before. However, a big reason the artist didn’t flaunt her body at the start of her career was that she was a minor. Eilish is now 19-years-old but when her first hit album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” released, she was only 17-years-old.
The singer’s clothing choice has been a focus of her career and she knew backlash was to come from shooting the campaign in which she shows more skin than normal.
“My thing is that I can do whatever I want,” said Eilish. It’s all about what makes you feel good. If you want to get surgery, go get surgery. If you want to wear a dress that somebody thinks that you look too big wearing, **** it — if you feel like you look good, you look good.”
The star has been an open advocate for body positivity and women’s rights, but she knew her opinions would be misconstrued following the photo’s release.
“Suddenly you’re a hypocrite if you want to show your skin, and you’re easy and you’re a **** and you’re a *****. If I am, then I’m proud,” she went on to say, “Let’s turn it around and be empowered in that. Showing your body and showing your skin — or not — should not take any respect away from you.”
Billie’s latest single “Your Power” tells the story of an abuser who takes advantage of a minor after claiming to not know her age. This quiet yet strong anthem displays the struggle and fear women of all ages face, being taken advantage of by someone who has more ‘power’. Women have been oppressed for years because of their body, age, or other matters out of their control.
“It’s an open letter to people who take advantage — mostly men,” said Eilish.
“Power” is the latest single off of Eilish’s upcoming album “Happier Than Ever” set to debut July 30.