Billie Eilish has become a driving force in the body positivity movement — and she isn’t about to change her views any time soon.
Known for often sporting oversized clothing onstage, Eilish previously opened up about choosing to keep her body out of the public eye. “Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath,” she explained in an interview for a May 2019 Calvin Klein ad. “Nobody can be like, ‘she’s slim-thick,’ ‘she’s not slim-thick,’ ‘she’s got a flat ass,’ ‘she’s got a fat ass.’ No one can say any of that because they don’t know.”
Eilish shared similar comments in her November 2023 cover story for Variety’s The Power of Women issue. “I wasn’t trying to have people not sexualize me,” she explained of the early days of her career. “But I didn’t want people to have access to my body, even visually. I wasn’t strong enough and secure enough to show it. If I had shown it at that time, I would have been completely devastated if people had said anything.”
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