Billie Eilish defended by fans after sexually objectifying comments from trolls

'She is 17, leave her alone'

Sarah Young
Monday 24 June 2019 13:43
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Billie Eilish appears in Calvin Klein advert

Fans of Billie Eilish have voiced their support for the singer after trolls inundated a photograph of her with sexually objectifying comments.

On Sunday, a photograph of 17-year-old Eilish began to circulate on social media.

In the image, the "Bad Guy" singer wears a fitted white vest top underneath a baggy zip-up hoodie and can be seen posing with a fan.

While the photograph is seemingly innocuous, it quickly prompted an onslaught of tweets from people commenting on the teenager’s appearance, including one that said: "Billie Eilish is THICK".

According to Dictionary.com, the term "thick" is used to describe a woman's attractiveness due to their "voluptuous or curvaceous figure".

In light of the objectifying comments, fans of the Eilish swiftly came to the singer’s defence with many pointing out that the she is just 17 years old.

"Billie Eilish is 17 years old, legally an underage. Legally, you can get charged for sexualising a teenager," one person tweeted.

Another added: "Just saw a tweet sexualising Billie Eilish... SHE IS 17 LEAVE HER THE F*** ALONE."

A third person agreed, writing: "Billie Eilish is a MINOR. 17. Y'all are creepy ass weirdos and need to stop."

Others highlighted the fact that such derogatory comments are the exact reason Eilish typically chooses to wear loose-fitted clothing.

"This is the exact reason she doesn’t wear tight clothes and always wears baggy tracksuits or whatever. Have some f***ing respect," one person wrote on Twitter.

Another added: "Dude, that's gross. she literally has been hiding her body to avoid comments like that."

A third person wrote: "This is exactly why she wears clothes that cover her entirely. Not just her but so many women out there. Delete this, you're sick."

In May, Eilish explained the reason she wears baggy clothes during a campaign shoot for luxury fashion brand Calvin Klein.

In the 30-second video, the singer said: "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."

The "When the Party's Over" singer has previously spoken about the idea of stardom, referring to fame as "horrible".

"It’s worth it because it lets me play shows and meet people, but fame itself is f***ing dreadful," she told Marie Claire.

Eilish has also shared her views on the recent abortion bills in the US, saying they make her “red” with anger.

"I have no words for the b*****s in the f***ing White House," the 17-year-old told Variety.

"It’s so unbelievable. It makes me, like, red. It makes my ears f***ing steam out of my head."

The singer added that women “should say, should do and feel and be exactly what they want".

"There should be nobody else telling them how to live their life, how to do s**t," Elish stated.

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"It just makes me so mad that if I start talking about it, I won’t stop.

"Men should not make women’s choices - that’s all I have to say."

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