Billie Eilish Calls Out People Who Are Slut-Shaming Women Who Don’t Dress Like Her

The singer favours baggy clothes but stresses not everyone has to.

Billie Eilish has stressed that she is strongly against slut-shaming women who dress differently to her.

The singer gained praise earlier this year for a Calvin Klein campaign in which she wore baggy clothes.

In the video, she explains that she chooses to wear layers because it stops people from judging her body.

“I never want the world to know everything about me,” she explained.
“That’s why I wear big, baggy clothes. Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath. Nobody can be like ‘she’s slim thick’ or ‘she’s got a fat ass or a fat ass’. No one can say any of that because they don’t know.”

However, the Bad Guy singer says she now feels that people use this point to criticise women who do choose to wear less or show off their bodies.

She said she dislikes that people think the way she dresses is ‘not necessarily feminine, or girly.’

She told V Magazine: “I wear baggy shit and I wear what I want; I don’t say, “Oh, I am going to wear baggy clothes because it’s baggy clothes.” It’s never like that. It’s more, just, I wear what I want to wear. But of course, everyone sees it as, ‘She’s saying no to being sexualized,’ and, ‘She’s saying no to being the stereotypical female.’ It’s a weird thing because I know a lot of what I hear is a positive or people trying to be positive about how I dress; how I am never really out there wearing nothing, or wearing dresses.”

 

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She added that her views on clothes have been interpreted the wrong way: “I’ve heard that. Even from my parents, positive comments about how I dress have this slut-shaming element. Like, ‘I am so glad that you are dressing like a boy so that other girls can dress like boys, so that they aren’t sluts.’ That’s basically what it sounds like to me. And I can’t [overstate how] strongly I do not appreciate that, at all. And they aren’t specifically saying that, but it feels like that. I have never ever looked at a girl who feels comfortable in her clothes, body, and skin and thought, ‘Ew, that’s gross, she is showing too much,’ or, ‘I wish people wouldn’t wear that.’ I have never in my life felt that way.”

Billie continued by saying that she supports everyone wearing whatever she wants to wear.

“I have always supported and fucked with and just loved when a woman or a man or anyone in the world feel comfortable in their skin, their body, to show just whatever they want. I don’t like that there’s this weird new world of supporting me by shaming people that [may not] want to [dress like me].”

So, listen to Billie, a very wise 17-year-old girl, and just wear what you want!

 

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