Billie Eilish stripped down to her bra while performing as part of her tour stop in Miami.
Well — sort of.
Billie Eilish is usually known for donning completely baggy clothing.
This is a conscious decision on her part.
“I never want the world to know everything about me,” she said in an ad for Calvin Klein last year. “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?”USA Today
That all changed at the first stop of her North American tour, in Miami, FL.
There was a video of Billie projected between sets during this concert, and in this video, she makes a powerful statement about body shaming.
On the video, for the first time, we see what Billie looks like under those baggy outfits, and she has a message to go with the video.
As it plays, Billie gives a very personal monologue over the video. She confronts the stigma of body image, and I love her for it.
Do you know me? You have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body.Billie Eilish Via YouTube
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, and nothing I do goes unseen.Billie Eilish Via YouTube
Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? 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 Eilish Via YouTube
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.Billie Eilish Via YouTube
What that means? Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility.Billie Eilish Via YouTube
I didn’t think it was possible to love and respect her more, but she has proven what a class-act she really is. I applaud her motivation and stance on such an important issue.
Watch the video of the segment of the show, below.
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