Billie Eilish has been a target of body shaming on more than one occasion. She has been subjected to much scrutiny under the public eye. And was even shamed for wearing loose fitting clothes that did not show her body.
Billie starts the video off by taking off her oversized hoodie. “Do you know me—really, know me? You have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body,” she says as she proceeds to remove her clothes. “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.”
Billie Eilish’s Short Film, “Not My Responsibility”
However, this is not the first time the Bad Guy singer has shared the short film. Billie Eilish first shared it on her Where Do We Go? World Tour earlier this year. But now she has put it on YouTube to share with the entire world.
“Nothing I do goes unseen, so while I feel your stares, your disapproval… or your sighs of relief,” Billie continues. “If I lived by them, I’d never be able to move.”
She concludes the video saying, “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 not the first time Billie Eilish has given body shamers a shut up call. And not the first time she has used her platform to speak out against body positivity.