Billie Eilish has shared a very powerful message with the world about body shaming, she has done so through means of a short film that has gotten a lot of attention.
Billie Eilish is an 18-year-old American singer-songwriter who is well known for keeping her body covered up with baggy clothes. Eilish has never used her feminine curves as a way to gain more of an audience, as she has an unconventional relationship with her body and with how the male’s gaze keeps trying to define it.
Billie Eilish shared a short film with a spoken-word track at the opening night in Miami of her 2020 ‘Where Do We Go?‘ world tour that addressed people’s perceptions and opinions of her body and clothing choices.
The worldwide tour was canceled in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, but that did not stop people from leaking parts of the short film online and talking about what they had seen.
Recently Eilish officially shared and released the short film, titled ‘Not My Responsibility’, which she originally wrote and produced for her tour.
In the short film, Eilish has shocked many by showing us more of her body in a tank top, which was the same type that she wore when she was sexualized and objectified on social media as a young teenager. She then strips down to a bra in a pool, but never fully revealing herself.
The words hit deep, as Eilish shared a powerful message for the world to hear –
“Some people hate what I wear, some people praise it, some people use it to shame others, some people use it to shame me, but I feel you watching, always and nothing I do goes unseen. So while I feel your stares, your disapproval, or your sigh of relief, if I lived by them, I’d never be able to move.”
The full version is available both on Billie Eilish’s official Instagram (@billieeilish) and YouTube accounts –
Billie Eilish became a powerful statement about body shaming, about how women are perceived and objectified in the spotlight through means of media and on social media.
Eilish shared how she really feels and her inspirational message has opened many people’s eyes to how we perceive each other under standards we create ourselves. We should not be ashamed to dress how we want and we should be free to feel comfortable in our own bodies.