Billie Eilish isn’t pleased with fans who have taken to throwing items on stage at their favorite artists.
She revealed in a recent interview that she finds their actions “absolutely infuriating,” although she did admit that she knows there was no malice behind their acts.
Some months ago, she criticized those who trolled her for choosing to dress in more feminine outfits, unlike her previous boyish style.
Keep on reading to learn more.
Billie Eilish Finds Such Acts ‘Absolutely Infuriating’
Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Eilish opened up about being frustrated with fans who have popularized throwing stuff at artists who are performing at shows.
“[It’s] absolutely infuriating when you’re up there [and you get hit],” the singer told the outlet during her appearance at the world premiere of the “Barbie” movie alongside her brother Finneas O’Connell.
Despite not being pleased with such acts, Eilish did admit that she knows it’s often done “out of love,” adding that the fans are “just trying to give you something.”
Finneas also shared the same view with his sister, echoing her claim that fans aren’t throwing stuff out of malice.
However, he urged fans not to throw stuff regardless, seemingly concerned about how it could lead to an unintended but potentially dangerous outcome.
“Don’t do it; we get it, but don’t do it,” he said, after which Eilish quipped, “It can be dangerous.”
Other Singers Have Made Similar Complaints
Eilish and her brother’s remarks align with a growing number of celebrities who have voiced dissatisfaction over the growing trend of fans pelting objects at performers during live shows.
Just recently, Grammy-winning singer Adele took a pause during one of her Las Vegas Residency shows to address this issue with her fans directly.
“Have you noticed how people are, like, forgetting f**king show etiquette at the moment?” the “Hello” singer asked the concert attendees, per Daily Mail.
She then threatened, “Throwing s**t on stage—have you seen them? I f**king dare you, I dare you throw something at me, I’ll f**king kill you.”
Adele also added to the dramatic discourse by aiming her t-shirt cannon at the audience and firing it before laughing at her own gesture.
Singers Who Fans Have Pelted Recently
Eilish’s statement follows recent incidents where fans pelted Bebe Rexha and Pink during their concerts.
Pink’s experience started off positively, as she received heartwarming gifts from several fans, including teddy bears, flowers, and artwork, which she genuinely appreciated. However, things quickly took a shocking turn when a fan threw her mother’s cremated remains onto the stage.
Bebe Rexha’s experience was, unfortunately, very unpleasant. She was hit in the face with a cell phone thrown at her by a fan, which she didn’t see coming. The impact caused her to fall to her knees, and she needed to be checked on by medics before she could continue.
Luckily, the fan responsible was swiftly removed from the crowd and later arrested.
A third artist, Harry Styles, also had a similar encounter. During his tour to promote his latest album, “Harry’s House,” he was pelted with objects on two separate occasions.
Country star Kelsea Ballerini also got hit during a performance by a fan’s bracelet, while pop star Ava Max got directly attacked by someone who climbed her stage and hit her in the eye.
Billie Eilish Slams Critics Taking Aim At Her Fashion Style
While it remains to be seen if Eilish’s remarks and those of other artists will spur a change, it is worth noting that this is not the only issue she has weighed in on in recent months.
Back in May, she took to Instagram to slam critics who have targeted her for embracing a more feminine fashion style, diverging from the boyish dressing that characterized the early stages of her career.
She said, “I spent the first five years of my career getting absolutely obliterated by you fools for being boyish and dressing how I did (and) constantly being told I’d be hotter if I acted like a woman,” Eilish wrote on her Instagram story.
She added, “Now when I feel comfortable enough to wear anything remotely feminine or fitting, I change and am a sellout.”
Eilish then urged critics to “Let women exist,” adding that women “are multifaceted” and could be “interested in multiple things.”