Billie Eilish Addresses Body Shaming in New Tour Interlude: 'If I Shed the Layers, I'm a Sl*t'

The Where Do We Go? World Tour kicked off in Miami this week.


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Billie Eilish, fresh off a massive Grammys haul that included an Album of the Year win, kicked off a new tour this week. As seen in fan-captured footage of the opening Where Do We Go? World Tour stop in Miami on Monday night, an interlude video segment during the show boasted a spoken word piece by Eilish that sees the singer addressing the unwarranted discourse surrounding her aesthetic as well as dissecting the larger issue of body-shaming. She also criticized those who would quickly call her a derogatory term like "sl*t" should she choose to change that aesthetic.

"You have opinions about my opinions," Eilish is heard saying in footage of the tour interlude. "About my music, about my clothes, about my body. Some people hate what I wear, some people praise it. Some people use it to shame others, some people use it to shame me. But I feel you watching, always. And nothing I do goes unseen."

Eilish also said she feels the "disapproval" and "sighs of relief" of the public, though she would "never be able to move" if she chose to live by them.

"Would you like me to be quiet?" she said. "Do my shoulders provoke you? Does my chest? Am I my stomach? My hips? The body I was born with, is it not what you wanted? If I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I'm a sl*t. Though you've never seen my body, you still judge it, and judge me for it. Why? You make assumptions about people based on their size. We decide who they are. We decide what they’re worth."

Below, see footage of the tour interlude. The tour's next stop is the Amway Center in Orlando on Tuesday. Eilish's most recent release, the James Bond theme "No Time to Die," can be revisited here.

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