In the last few hours on TikTok, old videos of Billie Eilish at 13/14 have appeared showing her uttering racist slurs and mocking non-English speakers. In the video, Eilish sings a song by Tyler, The Creator, “Fish”, which contains a racist word towards Asian people. The singer apologized.
“Many of you have asked me to deal with this and it is something I want to do because they have labeled me as something that I am not. There is a video that is being made, dating back to when I was 13 or 14, in which I said a word from a song that I did not know at the time was a derogatory term used against members of the Asian community. I am shocked and embarrassed and would like to vomit for saying that word. This song was the only time I ever heard that word since none of the people around me or my family had ever used it. Regardless of my ignorance and age at the time, nothing justifies the fact that it was painful. And for that I am sorry, “ he declared. Billie Eilish is the voice of the song on No Time To Die, the next James Bond movie.
The singer also comments on a second clip in which she speaks with an invented language, which many people have interpreted as a mockery of Asians: “The other video, in that edited clip, is me speaking in a stupid and incomprehensible voice. … something that I started doing as a child and that I have continued to do all my life talking to my pets, friends, and family; it is absolutely incomprehensible and it is only me who am kidding, it is not in any way an attempt to imitate anyone or any language, accent or culture. Anyone who knows me has seen me joking with voices all my life, “ he concluded.
Last year it was released on Apple TV + the documentary on Billie Eilish.