Billie Eilish Got Incredibly Vulnerable About That Viral Paparazzi Photo and Her "Horrible Body Relationship"
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Back in October 2020, a rare paparazzi shot of Billie Eilish hit the internet and went viral for the wrong reason. Usually dressed in oversized shirts and baggy shorts, Eilish was captured in a tight-fitting tank top and the Body Shamers were having a field day. Of course, a lot more people came from the internet to defend the young star, but no matter how the scenario was cut, we were all talking about Eilish's body.
"I think people around me were more concerned about it than I was because the reason I cut myself was because of my body," Eilish told Vanity Fair in her feature interview in March 2021. "To be completely honest , I only started wearing baggy clothes because of my body. "
However, Eilish notes that her relationship with her body has improved since she first broke the barrier to fame in 2016 when she was just 15. She is grateful that this internet gang about her body image happened now instead of then.
"I was really, really happy, especially to be in this place in my life because if that had happened three years ago when I was in the middle of my terrible physical relationship - or danced a ton five years ago some time ago I didn't really eat, "she told Vanity Fair. "I starved myself. I remember taking a pill that told me it would make me lose weight and just pee in bed - when I was 12 ... Yeah. I thought I was the only one . " One that deals with my hatred of my body, but I think the internet hates my body too. So this is great. "
But after a moment she corrects herself: "The internet hates women."
The baggy look has become their trademark, but also serves as a protective shield to protect themselves from oversexualization and tabloid fodder for the wrong reason. The more comfortable she feels in her skin as she continues to grow up, the more her style changes to reflect her evolving confidence. At just 19, she has plenty of time to make herself comfortable.
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