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The singer-songwriter has been very open about her views on body image, and she has now revealed that it makes her 'furious' when people misleadingly 'promote unattainable body standards'.
The 19-year-old seven-time Grammy winner made the comments while talking about her song 'OverHeated' - the 10th track on her new album Happier Than Ever.
The lyrics in the bridge are as follows: "All these other inanimate b****es, it's none of my business / But don't you get sick of posin' for pictures / With that plastic body?"
Expanding on the inspiration behind the song, she told The Guardian: "'OverHeated' applies to all the people who promote unattainable body standards.
"It's completely fine to get work done - do this, do that, do what makes you feel happy.
"It's just when you deny it and say, 'Oh, I got this all on my own, and if you just tried harder, you could get it.'
"That makes me literally furious. It is so bad for young women - and boys, too - to see that."
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The 'Bad Guy' singer went on to say that such realistic images online affect her - even though she's aware they're not entirely authentic.
She said: "I see people online, looking like I've never looked, and immediately I am like, 'Oh my God, how do they look like that?'
"I know the ins and outs of this industry, and what people actually use in photos, and I actually know what looks real can be fake. Yet I still see it and go, 'Oh God, that makes me feel really bad.'
"And I mean, I'm very confident in who I am, and I'm very happy with my life... I'm obviously not happy with my body, but who is?"
However, while Eilish may know she isn't happy with her body, she's not sure why it matters to her - and just about everyone else.
She said: "I mean, we only need bodies to eat and walk around and poop.
"We only need them to survive. It's ridiculous that anybody even cares about bodies at all.
"Like, why? Why do we care? You know, when you really think about it?
"Why do we care about hair? Why does everybody hate body hair so much, but we literally have an enormous thing of hair on our heads, and that's, like, cool and pretty. Like, what's the difference?
"I mean, I love hair, and I do crazy things with my hair. I'm as guilty as everybody else. But it's so weird. If you think about it hard, you go crazy."
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