Acclaimed for her vibrant and unique style, her soulful voice and her anti-pop videos and music, Billie Eilish is recently in the news, attacked by Directioners who felt offended by her liking a seemingly offensive post about singers Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik. While some maintain that this is valid enough to be a reason to “cancel” on Billie, others brush aside such claims, defending the ‘bad guy’ singer and saying that Louis Tomlinson himself isn’t caring about the post, so his fans too should calm down.
For the full story, see: Billie Eilish received backlash after liking a meme about Ex-One Direction members Zayn Malik
Such controversy brings up the question many might have wondered about the opinions of Billie Eilish, sometimes regarded and shammed as derogatory and disrespectful but also sometimes defended by her fans, who call these honest, different and free.
Earlier this year, in February, in an interview with Vogue, her apparent insulting claim that current rap music is rarely genuine and authentic didn’t sit too well with many people — and they didn’t hesitate to let her know it. She faced the cruel comments of many saying how cruel she was, ah, hypocrisy- the constant companion of humankind.
Activist and artist Ferrari Sheppard wrote: “Billie Eilish will win even harder now that she’s taken a colonial approach to hip hop. Would you prefer rap stories to be 100% nonfiction so we can produce more dead or incarcerated rap stars? Stfu and stay in your lane.”
Billie had said in the past that she was actually influenced by rappers, which somehow renders this all a huge misunderstanding and Billie ignored such not so polite comments like a queen.
She had to face backlash for her tribute to controversial artist XXXTentacion but again came forth as a strong, unapologetic personality with her comment stating “I want to be able to mourn, I don’t want to be shamed for it. I don’t think I deserve getting hate for loving someone that passed.” She is blunt and not afraid to express herself or give answers to those who try to demean her. A truly impressive and inspiring lady!
We can just patiently wait for our phoenix to rise, wait and watch if she views the latest insults to her name worthy enough to respond to or just goes about her business, carefree and, in her own words “with a resting b*tch face”.