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Billie Eilish addresses reaction for first time since confirming she’s ‘physically attracted’ to women

Billie Eilish addresses reaction for first time since confirming she’s ‘physically attracted’ to women

Billie Eilish thought everyone knew she liked women.

Sexuality is something that has been of public interest for years, especially when it comes to our favourite celebs.

Does he like men? Is she open to women? It seems as though these questions are never ending, be it through social media comments or during promotional interviews.

Well, its pop star Billie Eilish who has been making headlines after she opened up about being attracted to women.

It was only last month when the ‘Ocean Eyes’ sensation spoke to Variety for their November 2023 Power of Women issue and explained her complex feelings toward women.

She said: “I’ve never really felt like I could relate to girls very well. I love them so much. I love them as people. I’m attracted to them as people. I’m attracted to them for real.

“I have deep connections with women in my life, the friends in my life, the family in my life. I’m physically attracted to them. But I’m also so intimidated by them and their beauty and their presence.”

After the release of her interview, it didn’t take long until the rumour mill began churning theories that the singer was using the interview to officially come out.

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Well, Eilish has since gone on to straighten things out while attending Variety’s Hitmakers event over the weekend.

And as it turns out, she didn’t mean to announce her sexuality.

She said to the outlet yesterday (2 December): "No, I didn’t, but I kinda thought… wasn’t it obvious? I just didn’t realise people didn’t know."

The Oscar-winner went on to say that she doesn’t believe in coming out.

“I’m just like, why can’t we just exist? I’ve been doing this for a long time and I just didn’t talk about it. But I was like, I saw all the articles and was like, ‘Oh, I guess I came out today… okay, cool.

“But it’s exciting to me because I guess people didn’t know so it’s cool that they know but ooh I’m nervous talking about… but no, I am for the girls.”

The singer doesn't believe in 'coming out'.
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Eilish’s confirmation of her attraction to women was welcomed by fans on social media, who began to hail her as ‘mother’.

But the Variety interview wasn’t the first time Eilish’s sexuality had caused a stir in the media, as in 2021, she was accused of ‘queer-baiting’ by fans in her Lost Cause music video.

However, in a hilarious response to the hounding comments, Eilish took to Instagram, posting photos and captioning them: ‘I like girls’.

You can’t really say she wasn’t clear about her sexuality.

Even though it would seem as though she’d cleared up the miscommunication, fans still continued to ask questions about her sexuality which led to the ‘Bad Guy’ singer to shut it down once more during an interview with Elle.

She said: “Like, oh yeah, that’s everyone’s business, right? No. Where’s that energy with men?”

Kudos.

Featured Image Credit: David Livingston/WireImage/Michael Buckner/Variety/Getty Images

Topics: Billie Eilish, Celebrity, LGBTQ, Music