Billie Eilish has hit out at a shameful headline that accused her of ‘selling out’ following her viral UKvogue cover shoot, by sharing a meme on his Instagram story.
The singer posted an edited image of a Daily Mail headline which read: ‘Proof that money can make you change your values and ‘sell’: Billie Eilish shocks fans by swapping baggy clothes for lingerie in Vogue – despite years of promising to ‘hide her body’. “
The meme was created by Emily, the daughter of English broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Clarkson, and has gone viral on the internet.
The meme replaced the damaging title with: “Proof that women can change their minds and regain autonomy over their own bodies.” Billie Eilish shocks fans by swapping baggy clothes for lingerie invogue— despite years of being a real kid.
Ms Clarkson wrote on Instagram: “Oops I fixed it for you. Honestly, where do I start?? We collectively gasped at the strength emanating from Billie in these trending images. Full fu**ing POWER a woman standing with full body autonomy and showing herself to the world the way she wanted.
“She hid her body for years because she didn’t want to be sexualized. She made this decision when she was a CHILD. Because she knew what adults could be. These are the decisions we’ve all made – “school skirts shouldn’t be too short or they’ll distract the boys!!” She went all the way because she had to,’ Ms Clarkson wrote.
“But this society – this evil, fucked up place, couldn’t let that be and they harassed her until they got pictures of her body which they posted without her consent. These photos exploded! The news was everywhere. The woman has body !!! It was like she asked us not to sexualize her and they took it as a challenge.
She said Eilish is a “legal adult” and is allowed to make decisions “because that’s what adults do.”
She highlighted the use of the word “vow” in Mail online (now changed) headline, stating how the diary “implies she is committing a mortal sin and letting her fans down”.
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“I didn’t want to be sexualized in my school uniform (it happened anyway) but because of that I’m never allowed to claim any autonomy over my own body or embrace any kind of femininity?? What extraordinary way to manipulate a perfectly reasonable demand. This company is crazy. Keep an eye on it, ”she concluded.
English actress Jameela Jamil also supported Eilish, tweeting: “You can’t sell yourself when you’ve already SOLD THE WHOLE planet. She was an icon in her pajamas and she’s just STILL an icon now that she’s moved on to lingerie,” with a screenshot of the Daily Mail big title.
The 19-year-old “Your Power” singer opted to wear a corset, stockings and a Burberry trench coat for the shoot, her green hair being replaced with a platinum blonde.
In the vogue interview, she talked about body shaming. “My thing is, I can do whatever I want,” she said.
“It all depends on what makes you feel good. If you want to have surgery, go for it. If you want to wear a dress that someone thinks you look too big, f**k it – if you feel good, you look good.
“Suddenly you’re a hypocrite if you want to show your skin, and you’re easy and you’re a bitch and you’re a whore. If I am, then I’m proud. Me and all the girls are hoes, and shit, ya know? Let’s turn it around and be empowered for it. Showing your body and showing your skin – or not – should not take away your respect. ” she says.