In an interview, Billie Eilish discussed the “Terrible” connection she had with her body when she was younger.
The viral success of her 2019 track Bad Guy catapulted the pop star to superstar status.
The 19-year-old has already been well-known for her hip, slouchy aesthetic, but she has recently explained the significance of this trend.
The celebrity claims that she has struggled emotionally with her physical looks ever since she was a child and that she thus wears her signature baggy costumes to hide her physique.
Rare paparazzi photos of the adolescent in a vest top and shorts surfaced online last year, and she was the target of body shaming comments.
Now that her body image has improved, Billie has spoken publicly about the time she took diet pills as a 12-year-old.
Billie spoke up to Vanity Fair about her turbulent history, saying: “To be completely honest with you, it was only because of my body that I started wearing baggy clothes, and I think my loved ones were more concerned about it than I was.
“Because if it had happened three years ago, when I was in the throes of my bad body relationship — or dancing a lot, five years ago, I wasn’t really eating — I was really, really grateful that I’m in this position in my life. You could say I was starving myself.”
Moreover, she said “When I was 12, I tried a medicine that promised to help me lose weight, but all it did was make me urinate all over the place. In a word, it’s insane. Like, I just can’t believe that. Wow. Yeah.
I thought I was alone in feeling this way about my body, but apparently, the entire internet feels the same way, which is amazing.
After the photos went viral in October, Billie Eilish fired back at the haters by encouraging the public to “normalize normal bodies.”
Over on Instagram, Billie posted a clip of blogger Chizi Duru defending her.
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After the video was shared on TikTok, the singer decided to share it again with her 67 million followers.
Chizi poses the following question in the video clip “To what extent is it possible to normalize normal bodies?
“Real bodies need to be treated with more respect, okay? Not everyone has a wagon behind them, ok? Guts are normal.
“Boobies sag, especially after breastfeeding. Instagram isn’t genuine,” they said.
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Billie wears Gucci, Burberry, and Louis Vuitton all the time, but she rarely wears anything that accentuates her curves as much as the viral photos did.
She made these comments in a Calvin Klein commercial: “I wear baggy clothes because I don’t want people to be able to tell everything about me.
“Because they haven’t seen what’s underlying, no one can provide an opinion.
“No one can say, ‘Oh, she’s slim-thick,’ or ‘Oh, she’s not slim-thick,’ or ‘She’s got a flat ass,’ or ‘She’s got a fat ass,’ because they don’t know.”