Billie Eilish is one of the most successful and popular singers of our time. She has won seven Grammy awards, sold millions of albums, and inspired countless fans with her music and style. But she has also faced a lot of criticism and hate from online trolls who judge her appearance and body.
The 21-year-old star recently opened up to British Vogue about how she copes with the constant negativity and how it affects her self-esteem. She admitted that it’s not easy to deal with the harsh comments, especially since she has been in the spotlight since she was 13 years old.
“Dude, I don’t even know. It’s tough, man,” she told the magazine. “Honestly, nobody can say anything about my body that I don’t have a stronger opinion about… I also think that if I was younger, like if the internet talked about me the way they do now when I was like 11, I don’t think I would be able to exist, to be honest.”
She said that she likes herself more than she used to, and she cares more about how she feels than how they feel. But she also confessed that sometimes the comments still hurt her feelings like a “son of a b–ch”.
She revealed that she has found ways to distract herself from the negativity, such as taking baths, playing games on her phone, hanging out with her friends, family and dogs, and making music. She said that these things make her feel good and happy.
“But it’s really hard, you know? I’ve had a rough time, TBH, and I’m still figuring it out. But it’s definitely a weird life; I’ll say that,” she added.
Billie Eilish has been vocal about her body image issues and how she chooses to dress in big, baggy clothes to avoid being sexualized or objectified by others. She has also experimented with different looks and styles, such as dyeing her hair blonde and wearing corsets and lingerie for her Vogue cover shoot.
She said that she wants to express herself and have fun with fashion, without worrying about what others think. She said that she hopes to inspire other young people to be confident and comfortable in their own skin.
“I hope that people can see me as an example of someone who is just doing whatever they want,” she said. “And if that makes them feel good, then great.”