In her new album “Happier Than Ever”, Billie Eilish takes a critical look at topics such as body cult and sexism. In an interview with the “Guardian”, the 19-year-old now revealed how she herself stands by her body, what she thinks of beauty surgeries – and why she gets angry when they are concealed.
Billie Eilish is considered the Pop star of Generation Z. But with the fame that the singer gained as a minor, she also faced a lot of toxic attention early on: gossip about her figure, her outfits, her role as a young woman. In the play “Not my Responsibility”, Eilish works on how exhausting this constant evaluation from the outside is. In her song “Overheated”, Eilish also deals with unattainable body standards that are propagated on Instagram and Co. In an interview with the “Guardian”, the singer now said that it is difficult for her to accept her own body. Because the constant, subconscious comparison with others on social media also has a strong influence on them. Above all, according to Billie Eilish, because it glorifies ideals that are not achievable without beauty surgeries.
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“It’s perfectly fine to have a beauty surgery done – do what makes you happy,” Eilish says in the interview. But it makes them “furious” when people deny these interventions afterwards. Because this would convey the message that this is all completely natural and that those who only make enough effort can look like this. “It’s so bad for young women – and also for boys – to see that,” says the pop star.
»I’m not happy with my body
Even she, who knows the business and knows that nothing is real on social media, would always be influenced by the prevailing body cult there. “I see people online who look like I’ll never look,” she says. “And immediately I think, oh my God, how do they do it?” The supposedly perfect bodies on Instagram would make her feel very uncomfortable right down.
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“I’m not happy with my body – but who is that?” admits Eilish, appealing not to constantly make a person’s figure an issue. And for people to be more honest about cosmetic surgery and other beauty procedures so as not to pass on unattainable beauty standards to teenagers. Because: “Actually, we only need our body to survive,” says Eilish.
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