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Louis Theroux Blames Billie Eilish's Parents 'Slightly' For Porn 'Destroying Her Brain'

Rebecca Shepherd

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Louis Theroux Blames Billie Eilish's Parents 'Slightly' For Porn 'Destroying Her Brain'

Louis Theroux has opened up about his thoughts on porn and explained how he blames Billie Eilish's parents 'slightly' for any bad experiences she had as a youngster.

This all came after the 20-year-old admitted that she first watched it when she was just 11 years old and said that it warped her view on sex.

"I think it really destroyed my brain and I feel incredibly devastated that I was exposed to so much porn," she said when speaking on the Howard Stern Show on Sirius XM radio back in December 2021.

She also added that she suffered nightmares because some of the content she watched was so violent and abusive.

Speaking to the Radio Times recently, documentary maker Theroux touched on the subject and explained: "Someone needed to say to her when she was a child – it sounds like I’m blaming the parents, and maybe I am, slightly – children and young adults need to understand that the porn world isn’t the real world."

Billie Eilish. Credit: Instagram/billieeilish
Billie Eilish. Credit: Instagram/billieeilish

Speaking about his own experiences, the 50-year-old went on: "In my life, of course, I’ve been a user of porn. I sort of see it as a bit like… maybe this sounds harsh, but it’s a bit like junk food, right?

"It’s not something you’re especially proud of using. But there are times in your life when you can’t get a decent meal, or you’re in a rush, or you’re just trying to get a need met."

Going on to reveal how his sons are reaching an age in their lives where they might begin to think about using porn, he continued: "I’m on the cusp of my kids entering that stage of their lives, so I may have a rude awakening ahead of me. I haven’t even disabled the settings on my internet. I’ve talked to them.

Credit: Instagram/officiallouistheroux
Credit: Instagram/officiallouistheroux

"I have said to them, 'When you see porn, if this is something you’ve stumbled across, just so you know, that’s not the real world. That’s not how people have sex. That’s people who are performing and doing things to satisfy consumers and don’t mistake it for how sex takes place'. 

"Along those lines. And it’s like, 'Shut up, Dad'."

He did make it clear that he wasn't throwing shade at sex workers, explaining: "I genuinely see sex work as work, and valid work, and I know that’s controversial in some quarters.

"These stories are hard to tell, because enlightened, thoughtful, intelligent people can disagree passionately about what it means to be paid to have sex."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@billieeilish

Topics: Celebrity, Billie Eilish, Louis Theroux, Sex and Relationships

Rebecca Shepherd
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