Billie Eilish took to social media to tell people to leave her alone after it was revealed that she likes both men and women on a red carpet interview with Variety.
Eilish stated in an Instagram post on Sunday that she thanked Variety for her award and sarcastically thanked them for ‘outing’ her. “Thanks, Variety, for my award and for also outing me on a red carpet at 11 am instead of talking about anything else that matters.” She then added, “Literally, who cares.”
The pop singer attended an event with Variety where they were honoring many musicians at their annual Hitmakers Brunch. Eilish, along with her brother Finneas, were among several artists who were awarded for their hit songs. The two were awarded explicitly for their collab on the Barbie soundtrack hit, “What Was I Made For.” Before the event’s start, the Grammy award-winning singer stepped out on the red carpet to talk about her cover story with Variety in November.
In the interview with the cover story, Billie Eilish revealed that she never related to girls but always ‘loved them as people’ and was ‘attracted to them as people.’ ‘I’m attracted to them for real.’ she added. When asked if she meant to come out, Eilish replied that she didn’t and that she did not believe in the idea of coming out. She asked, “Why can’t we just exist?”
Since her debut in 2015, Billie Eilish has faced criticism about her appearance, but that has never stopped the star from speaking out. In 2021, she told British Vogue that style is ‘all about what makes you feel good.’ her switch from baggy to feminine clothing shouldn’t be a shock.
In May, Eilish took to Instagram to address the criticism she had received for the change to more feminine clothing. She wrote in an Instagram story, “I spent the first five years of my career getting obliterated by you fools for being ‘boyish’ and dressing how I did.” She continued, “I was constantly told I’d be hotter if I acted like a woman, and now when I feel comfortable enough to wear something remotely fitting or feminine, I changed, and I’m a sell-out?” Eilish ended the post with. “Let women exist!”
Since then, the singer has continued to defend herself and her choices regarding her sexuality and appearance and shows no signs of backing down.