Billie Eilish Addresses Body Shaming With Powerful Moment to Kick off Her Tour

Watch her thought provoking message to fans

March 10, 2020

Billie Eilish floated down to the stage on a bed to kick off her highly anticipated world tour in Miami on Monday night, but it was a video played for the crowd towards the end of the show that was perhaps the night’s most powerful moment.

Eilish wore her trademark loose-fitting green and black clothes during the concert, but she shed that image while asking serious thought-provoking questions on-screen while the crowd roared. The 18-year-old addressed body shaming head-on while stripping down to a black bra and sinking into a tar-like substance.

“You have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body,” she said in the recorded piece. “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.”

“Do my shoulders provoke you?” she asked as the video continued. “Does my chest? Am I my stomach? My hips? The body I was born with, is it not what you wanted? If what I wear is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I am a slut.”

Eilish has said she wears baggy clothes to avoid being sexualized. The video ran for about two minutes and was played leading into “all the good girls go to hell.” The show began with “bury a friend” and ended with “goodbye,” which came right after “bad guy.”

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