Billie Eilish Has Asked YouTubers To Stop Impersonating Her
Grammy Award-winning singer Billie Eilish has asked YouTubers to stop impersonating her in public for the sake of #content, warning that it not only makes her 'look bad' but also may not be safe for them.
The singer, who recently announced she'd be doing the new James Bond song, took to Instagram flagging a number of YouTube videos, in which people were either dressing up as Eilish in public or getting their friends to do so.
A screenshot showed she'd tapped 'Pretending to be Billie Eilish' into YouTube and found a whole host of similarly themed videos - one titled 'INSANE BILLIE EILISH TRANSFORMATION *SHUT DOWN MALL*' and another 'I Pretended to be Billie Eilish *GONE WRONG*'.
One video, uploaded three months ago, even had the title 'I MET BILLIE EILISH AT THE MALL (SHE WAS SO RUDE)'.
Sharing a screengrab from one, she wrote: "Please stop doing this s***.
"It is not safe for you and it is not safe for you and it is mean to the people who don't know any better you make me look bad."
As a slightly more light-hearted side-note, Eilish ended the rant by sharing a picture of the outfit one of her imposters was wearing.
"Also sooo disrespectful that you'd go out pretending to be me wearing THIS," she wrote, adding two crying-with-laughter emojis.
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Eilish, who recently announced she'd be doing the new James Bond song, scooped the four big accolades at this year's Grammy Awards - Song of the Year, Record of the Year, Album of the Year and Best New Artist - also winning the Best Pop Vocal gong, while also getting nominated for Best Pop Solo Performance.
On the night, the 18-year-old appeared appeared to be completely bowled over by her domination of the ceremony, at one point even saying she felt Ariana Grande deserved the award for Album of the Year.
Accepting her award for Song of the Year with her brother Finneas O'Connell, who produced and co-wrote her album, Eilish said: "Why? Wow... Oh my god, so many other songs deserved this, I'm sorry.
"Hi. Thank you so much. This is my first Grammys. I never thought this would ever happen in my whole life. I grew up watching them. And this is my brother Finneas, and he's my best friend.
"I feel like I joke around a lot, and I never take anything seriously at these kinds of things, but I genuinely want to say I'm so grateful. And I only want to say that I'm grateful, and I'm so honoured to be here amongst all of you.
"I love you to my core. I grew up watching all of you. Thank you to my team, my mom, my dad, my best friends... for keeping me alive to this day."
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