Body Shaming: Billie Eilish Lifts Off Top in Video at Miami Concert to Protest Body Shaming

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US singer and songwriter Billie Eilish was seen lifting off her top layer of clothing off in a video played during an interlude at her Miami concert on March 9. In a voiceover accompanying another part of the video the 18-year-old pop sensation spoke out about the intense scrutiny she received in the public eye. “You have opinions: about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body,” she can be heard saying over the video. “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. So while I feel your stares, your disapproval or your sigh of relief, if I lived by them, I’d never be able to move,” she says. “Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet? 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?” The artist, known for wearing loose clothing, previously expressed her distate at comments made about the way she dressed