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Billie Eilish has finally opened up about the backlash she received for posting a picture of herself in a swimsuit.
The 18-year-old Grammy-winning singer has been trolled for her loose-fitting, oversized fashion choices – which she says she wears because of body insecurities – for quite a while now.
But what happened when she chose to wear and post a picture of herself in a bathing suit? You guessed it, backlash…
“I saw comments like, ‘How dare she talk about not wanting to be sexualized and wear this?!’” she told Dazed, about a picture of herself wearing in a swimsuit which instantly caused controversy.
“It was trending. There were comments like, ‘I don’t like her anymore because as soon as she turns 18 she’s a whore.’ Like, dude. I can’t win. I cannot win.”
The picture was from the singer’s trip to Hawaii back in January.
And although she revealed that posting the picture doesn’t necessarily mean she likes her body now, it means that she is ever so slightly less insecure about it…
“There was a point last year where I was naked and I didn’t recognize my body ’cause I hadn’t seen it in a while,” she said.
“I would see it sometimes and be like, ‘Whose body is that?’
“It’s not that I like my body now. I just think I’m a bit more OK with it.”
Let’s hope that the negative comments don’t affect Billie Eilish too much, and she continues to wear what she wants to wear with no judgment from the rest of the world…
“If I wore a dress to something, I would be hated for it,” she continued.
“People would be like, ‘You’ve changed, how dare you do what you’ve always rebelled against?’ I’m like, ‘I’m not rebelling against anything, really.’ I can’t stress it enough.
“I’m just wearing what I wanna wear. If there’s a day when I’m like, ‘You know what, I feel comfortable with my belly right now, and I wanna show my belly,’ I should be allowed to do that.”
Click here to read Billie Eilish’s full interview with Dazed.