At that same age I wore black pointy pumps, baggy jeans and a god-awful military jacket ala Sgt Pepper.
No wonder I didn’t get a sniff of action in college.
Where I don’t envy Eilish though, is the army of keyboard warriors who criticise her every move, especially when it comes to her unique and outlandish style, which more often than not is at the forefront of media’s attention.
At only 18-years old, I salute her for choosing to sport baggier clothes as part of her style to prevent people from sexualising her body, which Eilish has been more than open about in the past. Plus, she’d be damned either way anyway; if she showed too much skin she’d be slut-shamed, so she might as well just do her.
Billie has previously admitted that she suffers with issues with her body image and the way that she looks, but now she’s displayed her body for the very first time in a powerful new film called ‘Not My Responsibility’.
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.
She slowly starts to remove the hoody as she quietly asks: ‘Do you know me? Do you 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.’
‘Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet? Do my shoulders provoke you?’ she asks.
‘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?’
Billie goes on to remove her vest, before slowly sinking into a dark abyss of water.
‘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?’ she asks.
‘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?’
This is the very first time that the body conscious teen has decided to show her skin off to the world, and her decision has been met with much admiration and praise from adoring fans.
After years of facing scrutiny, this must be a huge weight off her shoulders, and a real middle finger to the trolls and haters who continue to bring her down.
Billie previously said it has taken some time to accept her own body and its form, saying: “It’s not that I like [my body] now, I just think I’m a bit more okay with it”.
“If there’s a day when I’m like, ‘You know what, I feel comfortable with my belly right now, and I wanna show my belly’, I should be allowed to do that”.
Let’s face it, as 2020 folk we should be accepting of this no matter what size we are or how many lumps and bumps.
Keep doing you, gal.