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Billie Eilish thinks people should stop slut-shaming each other

The singer doesn’t want fans to praise her for wearing baggy clothes

Billie Eilish doesn’t like it when people praise her for wearing baggy clothes, according to a recent interview for V Magazine. The 17-year-old, who opened up about her issues with body dysmorphia earlier this month, criticised the way people assume what she’s wearing is purposefully unfeminine, saying, “The way I dress is very not necessarily feminine, or girly, or whatever,” she said. “I don't say, ‘Oh, I am going to wear baggy clothes because it’s baggy clothes’, it's never like that. I wear what I want to wear.”

Eilish continued to say that while she recognises the conversation surrounding what she wears is positive, it can give way to “slut-shaming” behaviour. “The positive comments about how I dress have this slut-shaming element. Like, I am so glad that you're dressing like a boy, so other girls can dress like boys, so that they aren’t sluts’,” she said. “That’s basically what it sounds like to me. And I can’t overstate how strongly I do not appreciate that, at all.”

Instead of focusing on how revealing someone’s outfit is, Eilish thinks it should be about how comfortable they feel. “I have always supported and loved when a woman or a man or anyone in the world feels comfortable in their skin, their body, to show just whatever they want,” she said. “I don't like that there's this weird new world of supporting me by shaming people that don't want to dress like me.” Big up, Billie.