Billie Eilish has unveiled a new short film, Not My Responsibility. The film was produced and written by Eilish herself, and initially debuted on the first night of her ‘Where Do We Go?’ world tour in Miami earlier this year.
The ‘Where Do We Go’ tour was unfortunately postponed in March amid the coronavirus pandemic, but Eilish has given us the opportunity to view it in its eternal glory from the comfort and safety of our isolation dens.
The poignant clip addresses the body shaming and policing that she has experienced over her the course of her young career. The moody video depicts Eilish alone in a room wearing a black hoodie, as she recites a monologue: “Do you know me? Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet? Do my shoulders provoke you?”
“We make assumptions about people based on their size. We decide who they are. We decide what they’re worth,” she concludes in the clip. “If I wear more, if I wear less — who decides what that makes me? What that means? Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?”
Earlier this month Billie Eilish was granted a temporary restraining order against a 24-year-old man who trespassed on her parents’ property multiple times.
A Los Angeles judge ordered Prenell Rousseau to stay 200 yards from Billie and her family members after Eilish filed papers for civil harassment protection on Monday.
As TMZ report, Rosseau turned up at Eilish’s residence a total of seven times last week. According to the report, he first appeared at the musicians house last Monday, ringing the doorbell and inquiring as to whether Eilish lived there. Billie’s father told him that she didn’t, but he returned to the house later in the evening where he exhibited “erratic behaviour”.