Billie Eilish Subtly Shuts Down a Troll After His Body-Shaming Tweet Went Viral
Earlier this week, Billie Eilish was shamed by a Twitter troll, after she was papped out and about sans her usual baggy 'fit. The 18-year-old was wearing a spaghetti-strap tank top and shorts in the photo which the troll captioned, "In 10 months Billie Eilish has developed a mid-30's wine mom body."
Not long after the tweet went viral, the singer subtly clapped back by posting a video of herself walking past her five Grammys and giving her followers a little wink. She followed it up by re-shared a body-positive video by Chizi Duru that recently went viral.
"Y'all gotta start normalising real bodies, OK?" Duru said in the clip. "Not everybody has a wagon behind them, OK? Guts are normal—they're normal. Boobs sag, especially after breastfeeding. Instagram isn't real," says Duru in the video.
Celebs and fans on twitter also understandably lept to her defence, "Anyone reacting to @billieeilish having a normal body has to take a hard look at themselves. As someone who looked exactly like that at her age, it'd be nice for this unhealthy nonsense to fuck right off. She's beautiful and normal goodbye!", tweeted actress Kat Dennings.
"To anyone who is body shaming Billie Eilish please stop putting unrealistic beauty standards on women. She doesn't deserve that and no one else deserves that either. Billie is and will always be beautiful please stop judging her," added a fan.
Billie herself then took another subtle jab at the trolls by reposting a still from her powerful short film, 'Not My Responsibility', (which opened her Where Do We Go? World Tour) with the caption: "do you really wanna go back in time?"
Unfortunately, this isn't the first time Billie has had to address body-shamers. Back in 2019, she spoke about her decision to wear baggy clothing during a Calvin Klein campaign, "I never want the world to know everything about me, I mean, that's why I wear big, baggy clothes—nobody can have an opinion because they haven't seen what's underneath, you know? Nobody can be like, 'Oh, she's slim-thick. She's not slim-thick. She's got a flat ass. She's got a fat ass.' No one can say any of that because they don't know."
Ugh, no woman should EVER be shamed for the shape of their body, especially not an 18-year-old.
Scroll to read some of her fans reactions to the body-shamers.