Billie Eilish Claps Back at Critics: “I Endured Years of Harsh Criticism for My Androgynous Style,” She Shares on Instagram
Billie Eilish recently addressed criticisms about her style evolution and responded to those who labeled her a “sellout” for embracing “feminine” clothing. Taking to her Instagram Story, the 21-year-old singer candidly reflected on the online comments she had come across regarding her fashion choices. She began by acknowledging the criticism she faced during the early years of her career, particularly related to her shirt preferences.
“In the past five years of my career, I faced relentless criticism from some individuals who ridiculed my tomboyish style and the way I dressed. I was constantly bombarded with comments suggesting that I would be more attractive if I conformed to traditional feminine expectations,” she wrote in the Instagram Story, which has since expired but has been shared on Twitter.
Billie Eilish Fires Back at Trolls Accusing Her of Being a ‘Sellout’ for Embracing ‘Feminine’ Attire
Furthermore, Eilish expressed her frustration at the response she has received from trolls regarding her shift towards embracing a wider range of clothing styles. She highlighted the contradictory nature of the criticism she faces, stating, “And now, when I feel comfortable wearing anything remotely feminine or form-fitting, I am immediately labeled a sellout. People question, ‘What happened to her?’ It’s disheartening to witness these reactions, claiming that I have become just like everyone else, without considering the individual I truly am.” Eilish also noted the repetitive nature of these comments, dismissing them as unoriginal and lacking genuine understanding.
— billie eilish (@billieeilish) May 8, 2023