Billie Eilish has heard the criticism over her body, addressed it on multiple occasions, but now she is making BANK off of the negativity.
The singer dropped “OverHeated” on July 29, and the song is basically an F U anthem to all of the fat shaming and body shaming critics!
Throughout her rise to fame and growing up in the limelight, Billie been the target of ruthless bodyshamers.
She’s addressed the naysayers head-on, but clearly the message isn’t getting through to their thick skulls.
In May 2020, Billie debuted a short film titled, “Not My Responsibility.”
The video starts off with Billie asking a series of questions about how the public perceives her, starting with QUOTE, “Do you know me? Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet? Do my shoulders provoke you?”
Billie continued her statement by saying, “We make assumptions about people based on their size. We decide who they are. We decide what they’re worth.”
“If I wear more, if I wear less — who decides what that makes me? What that means? Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?” she adds.
Then in October of the same year, people took aim at here after a picture of her running errands in a nude tank top of sweat shorts surfaced online.
One user posted the paparazzi photo of Billie in this outfit captioned it, “In 10 months Billie Eilish has developed a mid-30’s wine mom body.”
in 10 months Billie Eilish has developed a mid-30’s wine mom body. pic.twitter.com/pMRFdZZ7mE
— GamesNosh (@GamesNosh) October 13, 2020
Another critic decided to take things even further and talked about the dangers of obesity, writing, “Becoming overweight is also harmful and unhealthy. We can say it’s ok all we want but it’s not ok on the inside. We are at greater risk for heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, NAFLD and more. Hopefully this motivates her to change her diet and lifestyle.”
Of course, her fans rallied around her after these tweets with the photo went viral and she began trending on Twitter.
Well, it looks like Billie is getting the last laugh!
As previously mentioned, she dropped her song “OverHeated” and calls out the shamers.
She sings, “”All these other inanimate b****es / It’s none of my business / But don’t you get sick of / Posin’ for pictures with that plastic body? Man.”
Billie then goes on to sing, “And everybody said it was a letdown / I was only built like everybody else now / But I didn’t get a surgery to help out / ‘Cause I’m not about to redesign myself now, am I? / (Am I?) Am I?”
She then takes subtle aim at the press for their part in circulating the shame by singing, “Did you really think this is the right thing to do? / (Is it news? News to who?) / That I really looked just like the rest of you.”
No Plastic Body Here!
Her fans were absolutely living for the song and shade.
One person commented on the photo, “This song is so authentic of her, being famous must feel like overheating.”
Another fan loved how Billie wove the message of “Not My Responsibility” into this song writing, “I love how it’s carrying on the message from not my responsibility and the background music of it into this video I love Billie and her secret messages!”
“She’s probably talking about body shaming, beauty standards, paparazzi taking her inappropriate pictures, so proud of u Billie ❤️,” an ecstatic fan wrote.
Thank goodness there are people who appreciate Billie for who she is, and if she has any trouble with shamers in the future, Justin Bieber’s got her back!