Billie Eilish: ‘Don’t use my style to shame others’

Billie Eilish hates the fact compliments about her boyish style are used to unconsciously “slut-shame” other girls.
The Bad Guy hitmaker chose her signature look of asexual skater-style long shorts and oversized hoodies and T-shirts to steer fans and critics alike away from focusing on her figure and just listening to her music, but in a new interview with Pharrell Williams for V Magazine, Billie explains that even positive comments from her parents often come across as “slut-shaming” girls who dress sexier.
“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. I’ve heard that,” the 17-year-old singer explained. “(Even) from my parents, (the) 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.”
The singer simply wants other girls to dress however they want.
“I have always supported and f**ked with and just loved when a woman or a man or anyone in the world feels comfortable in their skin, their body, to show just whatever they want,” she explains. “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).”