Billie Eilish is standing up to body shamers after pictures emerged of the singer in casual clothing.
The 18-year-old singer, who is known for wearing baggy clothes to protect herself from being body shamed, was photographed wearing shorts and a spaghetti-strap tank top as she went for a walk in LA over the weekend.
The Ocean Eyes artist took to Instagram to share her thoughts on all the haters by reposting a TikTok video of blogger Chizi Duru with the caption, “Can we normalise normal bodies?”
Duru goes on to say, “Ya’ll got to start normalising real bodies, ok? Not everyone has a wagon behind them, ok? Guts are normal. They’re normal. Boobs sag, especially after breastfeeding. Instagram isn’t real.”
She then posted an Instagram photo of herself wearing a tank top with the caption, “Do you really wanna go back in time?”
Eilish has spoken openly about her disdain for body shamers.
“I never want the world to know everything about me. I mean, that’s why I wear big baggy clothes. Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath, you know?” she explained in a video for Calvin Klein in May 2019.
“Nobody can be like ‘oh she’s slim-thick, she’s not slim-thick, she got a flat a**, she got a fat a**’ Nobody can say any of that because they don’t know.”
She also opened up about being sl*t-shamed for wearing a bathing suit, saying in April, “I can’t win.”
She then fought back against the critics by stripping down in a YouTube video titled Not My Responsibility. It currently has nearly 30 million views.
“If I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman,” she said in the video.
“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. 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?”
Since then, Eilish has continued to wear her signature baggy look but mixes it up.
This story originally appeared in the NY Post and has been reproduced here with permission