Being constantly in the spotlight necessitates that celebrities endure an incessant examination, regardless of whether it is deserved or not. Such scrutiny extends to receiving an overwhelming number of comments about their physical appearance, and the impact it can have on their mental well-being should not be underestimated. Billie Eilish, a prominent figure in the entertainment industry, has become a target for numerous instances of body-shaming criticism, demonstrating that even someone of her stature cannot simply disregard such remarks.
While speaking to Vogue, the “Happier Than Ever” musician The negative remarks concerning her appearance are “tough” and “still hurt”. She also revealed that she has those same kinds of thoughts herself about her own body, per Page Six.
“Honestly, nobody can say anything about my body that I don’t have a stronger opinion about,” she said. “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.”
Billie said “still figuring” out how to navigate the online scrutiny and that even though she likes herself more now than she did when she was younger, it still hurts to hear. In response, she has chosen to distance herself from social media and prioritize her personal well-being by engaging in activities that bring her happiness.
“I like myself more than I used to, and I’m more interested in how I feel than how they feel,” Billie said. “But then also that might be a load of bulls— because it still hurts my feelings like a son of a b—-,” she also said, adding, “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.”
Written by: Zain Taylor