Billie Eilish Hits Back At Body Shamers In Tour Video
Billie Eilish has hit back at body shamers - again - by sharing an Instagram video, which was originally created for her 2020 Where Do We Go? tour.
The video was first shown on the opening night in Miami, but after the Grammy Award-winning singer was forced to postpone the rest of her 2020 live dates due to coronavirus, she decided to share it online instead.
The clip shows 18-year-old Eilish slowly removing layers of clothing, before the video ends with her sinking down into black, viscous liquid.
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As she undresses, Eilish says: "Do you know me? Really know me?
"You have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body.
"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 sighs of relief.
"If I lived by them, I'd never be able to move."
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In the clip, which is titled 'Not My Responsibility', the musician goes on to ask: "Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet? Do my shoulders provoke you? Does my chest?
"Am I my stomach, my hips, the body I was born with? Is it not what you wanted?
"If I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I'm a slut.
"Though you've never seen my body, you still judge it and judge me for it. Why?
"We make assumptions about people based on their size. We decide who they are. We decide what they're worth."
The video ends with Eilish concluding: "If I wear more, if I wear less, who decides what that makes me? What that means?
"Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?"
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