allymcfassy (sbnouche) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,

Billie Eilish deals with body shaming troll

Yesterday, a paparazzi photo of Billie Eilish without her usual baggy clothes has been shared on the internet, revealing the 18-year-old looks like you or me.

A troll then shared the photo on Twitter, comparing Billie's body to a "mid-30'S wine mom body":

Eilish seemingly responded to the post with a video of herself walking by her five Grammys. At end of the of clip she looked at the camera and give her fans a cheeky wink.
She later shared a body-positive video by Chizi Duru. “Y’all gotta start normalizing real bodies, OK?” Duru says in the clip. “Not everybody has a wagon behind them, OK? Guts are normal—they’re normal. Boobs sag, especially after breastfeeding. Instagram isn’t real.”
Following the troll’s post, fellow star Kat Dennings took to Twitter and told the body shammers to “f**k right off.” “Anyone reacting to @billieeilish having a normal body has to take a hard look at themselves,” the “Dollface” actress tweeted. “As someone who looked exactly like that at her age, it’d be nice for this unhealthy nonsense to f–k right off. She’s beautiful and normal goodbye!”

Eilish is notoriously protective about her body image for this exact reason: even as a teenager, photos of her body have been used to either sexualize or shame her.

She has spoken about this pressure publicly. “Nothing I do goes unseen. If I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I’m a slut … Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet?” she asked in a video earlier this year, in which she takes off a big black hoodie and then submerges herself into black slime.

Eilish has largely rejected the societal pressure that many women feel – to be quiet, feminine and pretty – to such an extent that to say she rebels against modern beauty standards doesn’t quite cut it.

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ONTD, have you ever body shame a 18 year old girl so you can feel more manly and confident ?
Tags: billie eilish, music / musician, sexism

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