- Billie Eilish discussed body image and plastic surgery in a recent interview with The Guardian.
- She said she thought it was “totally okay to do the job” as long as the person was honest about it.
- But she said it made her “furious” when the stars “deny it and say,” Oh, I’ve got it all on my own. “”
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Billie Eilish called her fellow stars who are undergoing plastic surgery and “denies it” in a recent interview with The Guardian.
The Grammy winner, 19, has been asked to explain “OverHeated”, the 10th track from her new album, “Happier Than Ever”.
In the song’s deck, Eilish addresses her body-shamers and says she won’t ‘redesign’ herself to fit an arbitrary ideal: “All those other inanimate bitches, that’s none of my business / But don’t you get bored of posing for pictures / With that plastic body? “
“‘OverHeated’ applies to all people who promote unattainable bodily standards,” she told The Guardian. “It’s totally okay to work – do this, do that, do what makes you happy. It’s just when you deny it and say, ‘Oh, I’ve got it all on my own, and if you just try. harder you could get it. ‘”
“It literally makes me furious,” she added. “It’s so bad for young women – and boys too – to see this.”
Eilish went on to talk about how social media can fuel insecurity, especially if you don’t know what looks natural.
“I see people online, like I’ve never watched,” she said. “And immediately I’m like, oh my gosh, what are they like? I know the ins and outs of this industry, and what people are actually using in photos, and I actually know what’s going on there? ‘real tune may be fake. Yet I keep seeing it and go, oh my God, it really hurts. “
“And I mean, I have a lot of confidence in who I am and I’m very happy with my life,” she continued. “I’m obviously not happy with my body, but who is?”
Much of Eilish’s new album addresses sexism and double standards, especially for a woman in the spotlight. “OverHeated” is preceded by “Not My Responsibility”, a lyric interlude about Eilish’s experience with bodily negativity and slut shame.
Eilish said she had a “horrible bodily relationship” when she was younger and adopted her signature baggy wardrobe because she “hated” her body and didn’t want anyone in her. comment.
“When I’m on stage, I have to dissociate myself from the ideas I have about my body,” Eilish said. “Mainly because I wear clothes that are bigger and easier to move around without showing everything – they can be really unflattering. In the photos, it looks like I don’t even know what. I’m completely separating the two.”
“Because I have such a terrible relationship with my body, as you wouldn’t believe, then I just have to disassociate myself,” she continued. “Then you get a paparazzi photo taken as you run out the door and just put on anything, and you didn’t know the photo was taken, and you just look at what you look like, and everyone is like ‘Fat!’ “
“OverHeated” appears to directly address the incident in question, when Eilish was pictured wearing a tank top and shorts last year.
“I don’t even really know how it happened / I started watching them photograph,” she sings in the first verse, later adding, “Is this news? News for whom? What? I really look like the rest of you. “
For the rest of the details you might have missed on “Happier Than Ever,” read our full album breakdown here.