Billie Eilish: 'What's the point?' – Star hits out at online trolls

Billie Eilish may have just released her second studio album, but she has also decided to hit out at those who aren’t fair to her online. A documentary about the 19-year-old singer is due for release on BBC One this weekend. The show will give her fans a glimpse into her life with exclusive interviews and footage. A clip of the doc has been released by the BBC showing the Bad Guy singer talking to Radio 1 DJ Clara Amfo who hosts the documentary.

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In the clip from Billie Eilish: Up Close, the singer can be seen saying: “The people that even say the crazy stuff… they don’t even think you’ll see it.

“They would never say that to you in real life!”

Exasperated, the star said: “It’s just like… what is the point in trying to do good if people are going to keep saying that you’re doing wrong?

“Like, I try so hard to do good for the world and good for people.”

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Billie added: “Please, tell me how that works?”

Clara noted that those who criticise her “hate to see it”.

With a laugh, Billie agreed: “They hate to see it!”

She later told Clara: “It’s weird to be under a microscope.”

Billie croons in the track: “The body I was born with / Is it not what you wanted? / 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 – Why?”

She recently also spoke candidly about how she sees herself.

The singer said: “I see people online, looking like I’ve never looked. And immediately I am like, oh my God, how do they look like that? I know the ins and outs of this industry, and what people actually use in photos, and I actually know what looks real can be fake.

“Yet I still see it and go oh God, that makes me feel really bad.” (Via The Guardian)

Billie continued: “And I mean, I’m very confident in who I am, and I’m very happy with my life … I’m obviously not happy with my body but who is?”

She added: “When I’m on stage, I have to disassociate from the ideas I have of my body.

“Especially because I wear clothes that are bigger and easier to move in without showing everything – they can be really unflattering. In pictures, they look like I don’t even know what.”

Billie Eilish Happier Than Ever is out now.

Billie Eilish: Up Close is available on BBC iPlayer now.


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