Billie Eilish spoke about abuse and sexual misconduct in her extensive interview with British Vogue for her June cover story.
Eilish spoke about her new single “Your Power”, the lyrics of which are an address for an abusive elderly man.
“It’s an open letter to people who benefit from it – especially men,” Eilish told Vogue, adding that this was an issue that affected everyone, not just young women in the music industry.
‘I don’t know a girl or woman who hasn’t had a weird experience or a really bad experience. And men too – young boys are constantly being exploited. ‘
“I really think it comes down to men being very weak,” she says. “I think it’s so easy for them to lose it.” You don’t expect a guy to grab you when you’re wearing that dress? Seriously, you’re that weak? Come on! Go masturbate! ‘
She added: ‘It doesn’t matter who you are, what your life is, your situation, who you surround yourself with, how strong you are, how smart you are. You can always be taken advantage of.
“That’s a big deal in the world of domestic violence or law-rape – girls who were very confident and strong-willed got into situations where they said, ‘oh my god, I’m a victim here?’ And it’s so embarrassing and demeaning and demoralizing to be in that position where you think you know so much and then you realize I’m being abused right now. ‘
Eilish made headlines with the debut of a new style in the Vogue issue, officially revealing her new blonde hair in place of her iconic green locks, wearing a mix of corsets, lingerie, and latex in place of her signature baggy dress.
Eilish, who has been an outspoken advocate of body positivity, and often talked about the way her body is being scrutinized in the media, said, “Showing your body and showing your skin – or not – should not show any respect. take you away. ” she said. “It’s about feeling good. If you want to have surgery, go for surgery. If you want to wear a dress that someone thinks makes you look too big, damn it. If you feel like you look good, you look.” look good. ”
In a video for Vanity Fair last fall, Eilish spoke of comments calling her ‘fat’ after being photographed wearing a tank top. ‘Everyone says,’ Damn it, Billie’s gotten fat! She said mockingly. “And I’m like, ‘No, I just look like this! You just never saw it before!'”
Eilish encouraged fans to “normalize real bodies” and said she loved that young people could interact with her and tell her that they made them feel comfortable in their bodies: “If I can do anything , I want to do that. “