It didn’t seem possible for Billie Eilish to become any more famous and beloved than she already was, but she’s not one to live by expectations. The 18-year-old pop star made a dramatic but effective statement against body-shaming culture at her Miami concert, a statement that instantly went viral.
In a video interlude with a voiceover monologue of Billie speaking, visuals show the singer removing layers of her signature baggy clothing down to her bra, before immersing herself in a pool of black liquid. She has previously said that she wears loose clothes to avoid being sexualised, and her symbolic video is a response to criticism of her personal style.
In the voiceover, Billie addresses negativity and questions prejudices. In her speech, she asks: “Though you've never seen my body, you still judge it and judge me for it. Why? You make assumptions about people based on their size. We decide who they are. We decide what they're worth. If I wear more, if I wear less, who decides what that makes me? What that means?”
The concert was one of the many scheduled for her world tour, a trip that spans North America to Asia. As supporters of body-positivity, we can’t wait to see what else Billie has planned.
Lead image courtesy of Instagram/BillieEilish.