Billie Eilish has put Nylon Germany on blast after the cover for their latest magazine featured an edited, robotic looking version of the singer, where her image has been placed onto a hairless, shirtless figure.
The VMA-winning pop icon said she had no idea that the photoshopped image was going to be used against her will.
In the since-deleted post, Eilish appears on what appears to be a digital cover for the publication. The photo shows Eilish’s likeness, but without any hair, and without any shirt, with her skin appearing robotic and metallic.
While the picture no longer appears on Nylon Germany‘s Instagram, they have posted similar photos featuring German social media stars Lisa and Lena, calling their depiction in the caption “digital avatars.”
Eilish swiftly commented under the post to show her anger at the use of her image inappropriately.
“what the f— is this s—,” Eilish began her comment, going on to list what she found wrong with the picture.
“1. i was never approached by nylon about this piece whatsoever. i did not know it was happening nor did anyone on my team,” she wrote. “2. this is not even a real picture of me. i had absolutely no creative input.”
Eilish brought up the unsavoury nature of turning her image, which is the image of a 17-year-old, into something that appears to be shirtless.
“3. youre gonna make a picture of me shirtless?? thats not real?? at 17? and make it the cover???? even if the picture was supposed to look like some robot version of me… i did not consent in any way,” she said.
What seemed to most upset Eilish however was the removal of her hair, and to this, she wrote: “4. ANNNDDD YOU’RE GONNA REMOVE ALL MY FUCKIN HAIR? booooooooooo to you,” she added, topping off the comment with a middle finger emoji.
We love Billie and everything she stands for. Her message to young women is important and we vow to continue to help spread it appropriately.
— NYLON (@NylonMag) August 30, 2019