Billie Eilish fans slam body shaming after photos surface of the singer

14 October 2020, 16:08 | Updated: 15 October 2020, 11:21

Billie Eilish at the 2020 BRIT Awards
Billie Eilish fans have rushed to defend the singer. Picture: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

The 18-year-old singer-songwriter has trended on Twitter after fans leapt to her defence following images of her wearing a form-fitting vest top in the press.

Billie Eilish fans have hit out at body shamers and the press after images were released of the star.

The 18-year-old global sensation hit the headlines this week after being papped in LA wearing a beige vest top and her followers have leapt to defend her from unnecessary comments.

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One Twitter user in particular sparked blacklash after sharing an image of the singer-songwriter, alongside the caption: "in 10 months Billie Eilish has developed a mid-30's wine mom body".

Many have hit back at the comment, with a woman writing: "What compels you, a thirtysomething man whose business is on "hiatus", to try to shame a clever, talented, successful and rich young woman with a brilliant future ahead of her, hmmmmm? Honestly, I can't imagine."

Twitter has since come out overwhelmingly in support of the Bad Guy singer, with many praising her healthy body type and her talent.

Jessie Paege wrote: "Billie Eilish is beautiful! PLEASE, do not body shame her, or anyone for that matter. Body shaming is not “news” or “gossip” it’s HARMFUL and UNACCEPTABLE."

Angela Jariwala added: "She is more beautiful and talented than these idiots, they're simply jealous that they will never be that great."

One fan wrote: "Billie Eilish does not deserve to be body shamed... Y’all forgot what a woman’s body actually look likes."

Another simply warned: "everyone do yourselves a favor and mute Billie Eilish's name for the next 72 hours as people have decided to shame the extremely normal body of a teenager instead of having a singular brain cell".

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Eilish has previously tackled body shaming in the past by sharing a video during her live shows.

The singer-songwriter kicked off her Where Do We Go? World Tour dates at Miami's American Airlines Area on 9 March 2020 and shared powerful visuals towards the end of her set.

In the thought provoking and powerful video, the 18-year-old slowly removed layers of clothing, while she can be heard asking: "If I wear more, if I wear less, who decides what that makes me?""

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It's not the only time she has talked about her body image and her choice to wear baggy clothes either.

Speaking in her #MyCalvins advert for Calvin Klein in 2019, she revealed: "I never want the whole world to know everything about me. I mean, that's why I wear big baggy clothes.

"Nobody can have an opinion because they haven't seen what's underneath, you know? Nobody can be like, 'She's slim-thick,' 'She's not slim-thick,' 'She's got a flat ass,' 'She's got a fat ass.'

"Nobody can say any of that, because they don't know."

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