BILLIE Eilish started trending after an unidentified man attempted to protest on her behalf at the KTLA Tower in Hollywood, California.
Here’s what we know about the incident and why it’s trending on Twitter.
Why is “Free Billie Eilish” trending?
On April 25, 2023, rescue teams swarmed Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood after a man scaled the 162-foot KTLA press tower.
The incident shut down the famous street for more than three hours and left many perplexed as to why it happened.
The unidentified man held a sign reading “Free Billie Eilish” on one side and “MK ultra sex slaves Donald Marshall clones” on the other, according to KTLA.
At one point, he was also seen playing electric guitar.
Read more about Billie Eilish
Officials called the unidentified man a “protester,” but at the time it was unclear what he was protesting.
The incident happened around 6:30 p.m. local time and did not end until 9:30 p.m., when the man descended from the tower on his own.
He was later arrested and now faces trespassing charges, KTLA reports.
Did Billie Eilish respond to the incident?
After the story went viral, several Eilish fans took to Twitter to express their confusion.
One user wrote: “Release Billie Eilish, she does nothing.”
Another added: “Billie Eilish, sleeping peacefully in ‘FREE BILLIE EILISH’ trends, not knowing she has to be set free.”
A third said: “This free Billie Eilish thing is the most random thing ever.”
A fourth asked, “Free Billie Eilish? From what exactly?”
Despite the publicity, Eilish herself has not commented on the incident.
What is Billie Eilish’s net worth?
Eilish has been honored since her debut single Ocean Eyes went viral in 2015.
Over the years she has released several more additional tracks and she continues to climb the charts.
While she may only be 21, she has already amassed a multi-million dollar fortune.
As of April 2023, she had an estimated net worth of $30 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.