Billie Eilish delivers body shaming message at Miami concert
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 March 2020
Chart-topping pop star Billie Eilish delivered a strong message about body shaming in Miami
Billie Eilish delivered a strong message about body shaming as she kicked off her world tour.
The 18-year-old pop star – who has previously admitted she wears baggy clothes to avoid being sexualised – started her tour in Miami, where she addressed the issue of body shaming in a video message.
The award-winning star said: "If what I wear is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I am a slut."
Billie then asked: "Though you've never seen my body, you still judge me for it. Why?"
The powerful video message was played towards the end of her set, and the chart-topping star was seen removing numerous layers of clothing until she was only wearing a bra.
Then, she sunk under a black liquid and disappeared from view.
Last year, meanwhile, Billie admitted she prefers to wear baggy clothes because she hates being judged by her appearance.
She explained: "That's why I wear baggy clothes ... Nobody can have an opinion because they haven't seen what's underneath. Nobody can be like, '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."
Billie also suggested that female stars are victims of a double standard.
She said: "If I was a guy and I was wearing these baggy clothes, nobody would bat an eye.
"There's people out there saying, 'Dress like a girl for once! Wear tight clothes you'd be much prettier and your career would be so much better!' No it wouldn't. It literally would not."