Billie Eilish apologizes to Asian Community for using racial slur in an older video
The 19-year-old singer, Billie Eilish is getting backlash from fans after an old video appears on the internet where she is mouthing a racial slur. The celebrity apologized to the Asian Community saying that she is embarrassed that she ever did that.
Billie Eilish has gained fame in a short period of time. Billie released her first song at the age of 14. Her first song was ‘Ocean Eyes’. She has released many songs over the period of 6 years. She also got to be on the cover of British Vogue. Billie wore stunning lingerie when she made it to the cover of Vogue. Moreover, she has also won several awards for her music, making her a global phenomenon.
Billie Eilish mouths Racial Slur in an Old Video
An old video appeared on the internet in which the singer is mouthing a racial slur. Billie Eilish is getting a lot of backlash because of this. A TikTok user posted a video in which many of the articles were combined that said that Billie is accused of using a racial slur. Fans have called out the singer for mocking the Asian and Black communities.
Billie apologizes for her behavior
After getting a lot of backlash from people, the 19-year-old singer decided to take responsibility for her actions. She recently posted a story on her Instagram account where she explained her side of the story. Billie Eilish posted a long paragraph saying that she did not mean to cause any hurt to others.
She started her apology by saying:
I love you guys and many of you have been asking me to address this and this is something that I want to address because I’m being labelled something I am not.
She furthermore adds that in the video edit she was around 13 or 14 at that time and did not know that the slur she used was a derogatory term used against members of the Asian community.
At the end of the paragraph, the singer thanks her followers who read her story and said:
I have always worked hard to use my platform to fight for inclusion, kindness, tolerance, quiet and equality. We all need to continue having conversations, listening and learning. I hear you and I love you. Thank you for taking the time to read this.
What is Fans’ reaction to all this?
After Billie Eilish apologized publicly for mouthing a racial slur, many people forgave Eilish saying that she was only 13 years old at that time and it’s good that she learnt from her mistake and apologized for it.
But many people are upset at Billie.
Is Billie genuinely sorry or not? Who knows but we are hoping that the singer does right by her fans.