Billie Eilish says body insecurity is ‘a loss of joy and freedom’
01 Aug 2021
Billie Eilish shares a picture from her new album 'Happier Than Ever.'
Gulf Today Report
American singer Billie Eilish recently made a series of comments about body image, following the release of her new album ‘Happier Than Ever.’
The singer had previously discussed that she wears baggy clothes to avoid scrutiny over her body.
She also has spoken about the toxic expectations on women to meet a certain standard of idealised beauty.
“Since I was a kid, my dad and I have always talked about a certain type of person who’s so insecure, or hyperaware and self-conscious, that they never move in a weird way, or make a weird face, because they always want to look good,” she told The Guardian.
Billie Eilish poses for a photograph.
“I’ve noticed that, and it makes me so sad. If you’re always standing a certain way, walking in a certain way, and always have your hair just so... It’s such a loss to always try to always look good. It’s such a loss of joy and freedom in your body.”
She also revealed how her new song “OverHeated” condemns people who promote unattainable body standards.
“I see people online, looking like I’ve never looked,” she said. “And immediately I am like, ‘Oh my God, how do they look like that?’ I know the ins and outs of this industry, and what people actually use in photos, and I actually know what looks real can be fake. Yet I still see it and go, ‘Oh God, that makes me feel really bad.’”