Billie Eilish knows how to stir up a storm with her music and fashion sense. However, her taste in men is up for debate!
The 20-year-old sensational singer has garnered millions of adoring fans for her vocal prowess. Unfortunately, most admirers were displeased with their idol’s latest stunt.
In an Instagram update, the Los Angeles native seemingly confirmed her relationship with the lead vocalist of The Neighbourhood band, Jesse Rutherford. However, the couple chose an unsavory method of announcement.
Billie Eilish And Jesse Rutherford Poke Fun At Their Age Gap With Problematic Costumes
To commemorate Halloween, the “Ocean Eyes” singer dropped a carousel of images and clips on her social media page. These snaps included a picture of the Grammy winner covered in fake blood while carving a pumpkin.
Additionally, Eilish shared a clip of herself in the studio, hanging out with her friends, and playing with her dog. Amid the photo dump was a clip of her rumored boyfriend dressed as a clown, while the final slide captured the pair together.
In this image, the lovebirds took clap backs to a new level as they donned baby and old man Halloween costumes. The “Bad Guy” artist slammed critics of their age gap by dressing up as a baby, complete with heavy doll makeup, a blonde wig, and a childish outfit designed with colorful teddy bears.
Meanwhile, Rutherford’s elderly costume featured a bald cap with tufts of gray hair along the edges and a matching gray mustache. Additionally, the 31-year-old rocked a wrinkled face with old-fashioned clothes.
Eilish captioned her Halloween post with a clown, pumpkin, and smiling face with heart emojis alongside the words, “life is craaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy happy Halloween.” Despite receiving over seven million likes, the comment section was filled with criticisms.
Many of the “Lovely” singer’s fans expressed concern over the 10-year age gap between the Teen Choice Award winner and her rumored beau. One fan wrote: “Girl wisen up, this isn’t a joke. Why isn’t he with someone his own age? Just think about it. It’s weird, not quirky.”
This individual was not alone; a second person noted that the Los Angeles native’s questionable Halloween costume would “haunt” her in the foreseeable future. The fan claimed that once Eilish got older, she would realize the error of her ways as a 31-year-old man should not be with a woman her age.
The slam dunks did not end there as a third critic went a mile further by calling out the 20-year-old for not practicing what she preaches. The fan wrote, ” *writes a song about age and power dynamics* *makes fun of it with a halloween costume*.”
On the bright side, these commenters were only disappointed by the Billboard chart-topper’s taste in men. However, other people felt triggered and insulted by the singer’s pedophilic theme.
“Do you really think pedophilia is something you joke about and actively promote?” a fan angrily inquired, but the AMA winner had no responses for them. A fellow enraged critic wondered what made Eilish wear the “disgusting” costume, given the severity of pedophilic crimes.
On the same note, one individual questioned the presence of the young entertainer’s family in her life. This person pondered how the “COPYCAT” artist’s loved ones could allow such humiliation.
Although, most people were upset with the couple. A single fan among the critics understood the lovebirds’ goal. However, this individual “disgust” was not lessened by the knowledge.
“I get it, you like older men, but that isn’t funny at all,” the commenter argued. “Like you wanna rip on all the people who “poke fun” at your age difference. You guys expect really low of the world to go that far and not even care that it happens a lot.”
The Controversial Couples’ Relationship Timeline
According to SEVENTEEN, peculations of Eilish and Rutherford’s relationship began on October 13 after the pair were spotted enjoying dinner at Los Angeles’ Crossroads Kitchen.
Two days after their romantic date, a viral TikTok captured the pair at Universal Hollywood’s Halloween Horror Nights with “The 30th” singer’s older brother, Finneas.
The couple seemingly acknowledged their relationship on October 19. The lovebirds shared a passionate kiss on the streets of Studio City in LA, where the paparazzi photographed them.