At this point, we’re all pretty much aware of the Billie Eilish racist slur controversy. However, what does the Bad Guy singer have to say about it?
In a recent interview with Vogue Australia, Eilish addressed the controversy surrounding her regarding a video that resurfaced. “I said so many things then that I totally don’t agree with now, or think the opposite thing,” the singer said.
As a GenZ, Billie Eilish also stated that she clearly knows how nothing ever really disappears from the internet. Eilish opened up about her past, growing up in the public eye and being a celebrity in the age of the internet.
Billie Eilish Racist Slur Controversy
Just last month, a video resurfaced on the internet which showed a young Billie Eilish using a racist slur against Asians. The pop star has since then apologized to her fans through her social media channels. However, this is her first time directly speaking out about the incident.
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The video that resurfaced showed Eilish singing along to Tyler, the Creator’s song titled “Fish,” which includes an anti-Asian slur. Eilish was further accused of imitating an Asian accent to make fun of them.
Billie Eilish Apologies For Controversy
The Grammy winner told Vogue Australia about how difficult it is to escape her past. Eilish said that she has grown a lot from where she started and she considers herself a “completely different person” than she was before.
Speaking to the magazine, the pop star said that she is incredibly embarrassed and ashamed of her past. Eilish said: “The internet brings up things from everybody’s past and I’m like: ‘Don’t you guys understand that everybody is incredibly embarrassed and ashamed about their past? Like, do you not think about the fact that maybe you’re embarrassed of your past, so maybe everybody else is embarrassed, too?'”
Eilish also admitted how she said many things during her teenage years that she does not agree with today. “I said so many things then that I totally don’t agree with now, or think the opposite thing,” she said.
“The weirdest thing is how nothing ever goes away once it’s on the internet. Every interview I did when I was 15 is still out there, and I think about it constantly,” the singer explained.
The pop star noted that not everyone has everything figured out when they’re teenagers.”You don’t really know yourself, so you’re trying to figure yourself out,” she noted. “That was the hardest thing for me: I didn’t actually know how I really felt. So I just came up with this facade that I stuck to,” Eilish admitted.