Billie Eilish revealed that she dyed her hair platinum blonde because she wanted to attract less attention.
In an interview with She magazine, the 19-year-old Happier than ever The singer said her previous hair color, her signature acid green and black, made her feel like she “couldn’t go anywhere.”
In March, Eilish shared a video on her Instagram in which she showed off a new platinum blonde style. The video has since gained over 47 million views.
Talk to She, Eilish said, “I couldn’t go anywhere with this hair because it was so obviously me. I wanted anonymity.
She explained that she was so used to being recognized for her hair in public that even after going blonde, she instinctively tried to hide her head.
“I went to a park with a friend and I was like, ‘No, I can’t take my hood off!’ I was terrified of the paparazzi and those stalkers I had.
“But my friend said to me, ‘Don’t worry, you’re fine. Nothing’s going to happen. And I took off my hood and felt like a new person,” she said.
Another factor behind the decision to dye her hair, Eilish explained, was to score her latest album, Happier than ever.
“I had no goal of ‘this is going to make everyone think differently from me.’ I had different colored hair and vibes for everything I ever did. I wanted this album to have its own thing.
While many praised her new look, some fans flooded her hair with comments of disapproval.
“Green hair is mostly you,” one person wrote below the post. Another said they “missed the green hair”.
Story She that she had seen similar comments, Eilish said, “I’m still the same person. I’m not just different Barbies with different heads.
Eilish, who is known for her streetwear style and is typically seen in baggy clothes, received an equally mixed response when she recently posted a photo of herself wearing a Meow tomato-print corset on her Instagram.
“People hold on to these memories and have an attachment. But it’s very dehumanizing.
“I lost 100,000 subscribers, just because of the breasts. People are afraid of big breasts,” she said.
Another pop icon, Madonna, said Eilish was facing the repercussions of a “sexist world where women are categorized.”
“Billie started out in a non-sexualized category, not bending over to the masses and not using her sexuality in any way.
“[But] if she wants to turn around and take photos where she is portrayed as a feminine woman, showing off her body in a way that she hasn’t done in the past, then why should she be punished for it? ” she said.