Billie Eilish slammed shameful headline accusing her of ‘selling herself’ in the wake of her UK viralVogue cover shoot, sharing a meme on her Instagram Story.
The singer posted an edited image of a Daily mail headline that read: “Proof that money can make you change your values and ‘sell’ you: Billie Eilish shocks fans by swapping loose clothes for lingerie in Vogue – despite years of promises to ‘hide her body’ . “
The meme was created by the daughter of English broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Clarkson, Emily, and has gone viral on the internet.
The meme replaced the damaging title with: “Proof that women can change their minds and regain their autonomy over their own bodies.” Billie Eilish shocks fans by swapping loose clothes for lingerieVogue– despite years of being a real child.
Ms Clarkson wrote on Instagram: “Oops, I fixed it for you. Honestly, where to start? We have collectively GAZED to the force emanating from Billie in these trendy images. FULL POWER OF FU ** ing a woman standing with total bodily autonomy and showing herself to the world as SHE wanted.
“She hid her body for years because she didn’t want to be sexualized. She made this decision when she was a CHILD. Because she knew what adults can look like. These decisions are the ones we’ve all made – “school skirts shouldn’t be too short or they’ll distract the boys !!” She went these lengths because she had to, ”Ms. Clarkson wrote.
“But this society – this perverted and upset place couldn’t let him and they stalked her until they got photos of her body which they posted without her consent. These photos have BLEW UP! The news was everywhere. The woman has a body !!! It was like she asked us not to sexualize her and they took it as a challenge.
She explained that Eilish is a “legal adult” and that she is allowed to make decisions “because that’s what adults do.”
She underlined the use of the word “vow” in Online Mail (now changed) title, stating how the newspaper “implies she commits mortal sin and lets down her fans”.
“I didn’t want to be sexualized in my school uniform (it happened anyway) but because of that I’m never allowed to claim any autonomy over my own body or embrace any kind of femininity ?? What an extraordinary way to handle a perfectly reasonable demand. This company is crazy. Keep an eye on it, ”she concluded.
English actress Jameela Jamil also backed Eilish by tweeting, “You can’t sell when you’ve already SOLD the whole planet. She was an icon in her pajamas and she’s just ALWAYS an icon now that she’s made the switch to lingerie, ”with a screenshot of the Daily mail big title.
The 19-year-old “Your Power” singer opted to wear a Burberry corset, stockings and trench coat for the shoot, her green hair replaced with a platinum blonde.
In the Vogue interview, she spoke about bodily shame. “My thing is, I can do whatever I want,” she said.
“It all depends on what makes you feel good. If you want to have an operation, go and have an operation. If you want to wear a dress that someone thinks you look too big, screw it up – if you’re feeling good, you look good. “
“So you’re a hypocrite if you want to show your skin, and you’re easy and you’re a bitch and you’re a bitch.” If I am, then I am proud. Me and all the girls are bitches, and f ** k, you know? Let’s turn it around and be empowered to do it. Showing off your body and showing off your skin – or not – doesn’t have to deprive you of respect. ” she said.