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- Twitter swiftly came to Billie Eilish’s defense when a user tried to make a comment about her body.
- Reminder: Billie is 17 years old.
While the weekend is generally a great time to relax, recharge, and just have fun, I also feel as though we should all take a moment this Sunday to soak in a very important lesson: Do NOT come for Billie Eilish on Twitter.
The 17-year-old emo-pop singer—who I’m sure that you’ve heard of before, but if you haven’t, how dare you—was out and about recently, and she graciously let a fan take a picture with her. However, no good deed goes unpunished, and someone found that picture (in which Billie is wearing a tank top) and decided that it would be a good idea to post it on Twitter along with the creepy comment, “Billie Eilish is THICK.”
Twitter went OFF on this person for many reasons, including a) objectifying women isn’t cool in general b) Billie is literally a minor and c) she normally wears baggy clothes, so it’s clear that she doesn’t want attention on her body.
In fact, Billie has previously spoken about how she usually wears baggy clothes for this EXACT reason, saying, “I never want the world to know everything about me. 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? Nobody can be like, ‘Oh, she’s slim-thick, she’s not slim-thick, she’s got a flat ass, she’s got a fat ass.’ No one can say any of that, because they don’t know.”
Replies to this very yuck and unnecessary tweet included:
“1. she’s a minor. 2. this is the exact reason she doesnt wear tight clothes and always wears baggy tracksuits or whatever. have some fucking respect”
“Regardless of if shes ‘legal in (your) country’ or not… (your words, not mine), the minute she shows a tiny bit of skin, you jump to objectify her. GTFO of here with that shit. She’s still young af and doesn’t need grown ass men perving it up.”
“this is exactly why she wears clothes that covers her entirely. not just her but so many women out there. delete this, you’re sick”
And obviously, some people used memes to clap back:
Moral of the story: Let’s all just stop talking about other people’s bodies on Twitter, umtay?