Billie Eilish Gets Real About Body Image
| LAST UPDATE 08/02/2021
Billie Eilish has lived a life in the public eye since she dominated the music industry. And since her fame came at a young age, today's social media culture proved to take a toll on the impressionable teen.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, the NDA singer laid it all on the table when talking with Miranda Sawyer about the struggles of fame and the feeling of being at war with oneself. "I see people online, looking like I've never looked," Eilish explained. "And immediately I am like, 'Oh my G-d, how do they look like that?'" For Billie, even the years of experience on photoshoots didn't help ground her as she fell for the "perfect look" plastered across magazines and Instagram. "I know the ins and outs of this industry, and what people actually use in photos," she continued. "Yet I still see it and go, 'Oh G-d, that makes me feel really bad.'"
The doubts and insecurities weren't controlling her life, but Billie still admitted to her interviewer how she really felt. "I'm very confident in who I am, and I'm very happy with my life... I'm obviously not happy with my body. But who is?" The Lost Cause artist wasn't holding back as she continued to share her struggles with body image and how it impacted her career. "When I'm on stage, I have to disassociate from the ideas I have of my body," she told Miranda. "Especially because I wear clothes that are bigger and easier to move in without showing everything - they can be really unflattering in pictures..." According to Eilish, the only way to get through live performances is to detach herself from the "terrible relationship" she has with her body.
But despite the daily struggle with self-confidence, the Bad Guy singer didn't struggle to see the big picture. "We only need bodies to eat and walk around and poop. We only need them to survive," she pointed out. "It's ridiculous that anybody even cares about bodies at all. Like, why? Why do we care? You know, when you really think about it?" Fair point, Billie, fair point...
Well, there you have it, and there's nothing like a bit of wisdom to start your morning. Stay tuned for more personal interviews from your favorite artists...