Billie Eilish isn’t pulling her punches when it comes to the critics. Over the weekend, the 21-year-old Grammy winner took to Instagram to call out negative comments she’s been receiving about how her style has changed now.
Eilish posted a close-up selfie on her Stories and wrote: “I spent the first 5 years of my career getting absolutely OBLITERATED by you fools for being boy ish and dressing how i did & constantly being told i’d be hotter if i acted like a woman. Now when i feel comfortable enough to wear anything remotely feminine or fitting, i CHANGED and am a sellout.”
Femininity Is Not Weakness
“You guys are true idiots,” she continued, calling her critics “bozos” who need to “let women rest.” In a follow-up story, the “Bad Guy” singer wrote: “FUN FACT! did you know that women are multifaceted!!!!!??? shocking right?? believe it or not women could be interested in multiple things. Also that femininity does not equal weakness???!!!! omg?! insane right? who knew. And also totally unheard of and insane to want to express yourself differently at different times.”
In her final Instagram Story, Eilish left the haters with a parting message to remember her stance: “Suck my absolute c— and b—- you women hating a– weirdos.”
As we previously reported in March, Billie distanced herself from social media by deleting all the apps from her phone. During an interview with Conan O’Brien, the singer revealed why she isn’t online. “I don’t look at it anymore,” she said of social media. “I’ve deleted it all off my phone.” She noted that the drastic move was “such a huge deal” for her.
“I feel like I grew up in the perfect time of the internet when it wasn’t so internet-y that I didn’t have a childhood. I really had such a childhood, and I was doing stuff all the time,” the singer, who was born in 2001, said. “It was computers and games on computers, but barely. We were doing stuff. And then when I became a preteen there were iPhones, and then I got a little older, and there was all of what [the internet] has become.”
As she became a teenager, Eilish found herself to be “one of those people on the internet. And then to, within myself, feel like nothing changed, that I’m doing what I’ve always done and… to just keep doing what I do over the years, and slowly the videos I’m watching and the things I see on the internet are about me. I’m like, ‘Ew! Stinky! I don’t like that.'”