Billie Eilish has spoken out about her choice to wear baggy clothes in order to “control” people from focusing on her body, saying the move “didn’t really work”.
In a new interview for Vogue Australia, Billie admitted that it was a “ton of work” to continually uphold the image.
“It’s a ton of work to try to control the image and you can only do it so much, because people are gonna think whatever they think,” Billie told the publication.
“But it has been so vitally important to have the image that I want, and try to be seen how I want to be seen.”
She added: “Of course, it didn’t really work. It’s really hard to control the narrative in a position like mine, right? You can’t really control it that much, but you can try.”
Billie famously revealed why she chose to constantly wear baggy ‘fits during her appearance in the Calvin Klein ad campaign, called ‘I Speak My Truth In #MyCalvins’.
“That’s why I wear baggy clothes,” she said in her voiceover for the ad.
“Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath. Nobody can be like, ‘she’s slim-thick,’ ‘she’s not slim-thick,’ ‘she’s got a flat ass,’ ‘she’s got a fat ass.’ No one can say any of that because they don’t know.”
In the same interview, Billie also spoke out against Britney Spears’ conservatorship, describing it as “really, really horrible”.
“It’s really, really horrible what a lot of young women have gone through – I mean, to this day,” she said.
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She continued: “I didn’t have a team that wanted to fuck me over – which is really kind of rare, which (itself) is pretty fucked up.”
“All I have to be is just grateful that I happened to have a good group of people around me that… didn’t want to just take advantage of me and do what people have done in the past.”
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