Fans of Billie Eilish have come together to fight against a now viral tweet that body shames the singer.
The tweet in question comes from the Twitter user @GamesNosh, a man who claims to be a former games journalist. "In 10 months Billie Eilish has developed a mid-30's wine mom body," wrote the 29-year-old man, who has since doubled down on his comments and clearly seems pleased with his viral moment. Immediately, the tweet was met with replies from fans who called out his body shaming of Eilish, who turned 18 last December.
While there were some responses sharing similar sentiments, the majority of the replies to the tweet see fans defending her.
In a response Eilish shared via her Instagram Story, the "Bad Guy" singer stressed the importance of normalizing "real bodies." The video that she reposted did not address the original tweet, but it's likely the reaction around it prompted her to share the message. This isn't the first time she's spoken out against body shaming, though, as she added an interlude to her tour earlier this year that addressed the issue.
"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," she said in the video interlude. "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."
Billie Eilish encourages people to 'normalize real bodies' after she was body-shamed in viral tweets. pic.twitter.com/SS0clRaeHo— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) October 14, 2020
See what fans had to say about the tweet below.
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.— Jessie Paege (@jessiepaege) October 14, 2020
the way that porn and social media has taught men that bodies like billie eilish’s are “fat” and not perfectly normal— jodieeee🧝🏻♀️🧙🏻🧚🏻♂️ (@jodiepork) October 13, 2020
when i see people tweet about billie eilish's body it screams "i've never been with a woman" https://t.co/wcgntbkRzo— sydney (@custardloaf) October 13, 2020
billie eilish is 18. do not comment on her body.— zae (@ItsZaeOk) October 14, 2020
Body-shaming Billie Eilish is the main reason she wears baggy clothes. This shit is just weird and objectively wrong. She looks beautiful and most importantly, healthy. Let people develop confidence... https://t.co/fK6wLCyXAs— mariano 🦦 (@TheRapAgenda) October 13, 2020
Leave Billie Eilish and her body alone fuckin weirdos— Mae Muller (@maemuller_) October 14, 2020
Anyone reacting to @billieeilish having a normal body has to take a hard look at themselves. As someone who looked exactly like that at her age, it’d be nice for this unhealthy nonsense to fuck right off. She’s beautiful and normal goodbye!— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) October 14, 2020
billie eilish is 18 years old and you're all going to hell pic.twitter.com/7F00OvzM1A— D'Angelo Wallace (@dangelno) October 14, 2020
*billie eilish wears anything that isn’t baggy*— 𝘦𝘭 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘰’ (@mlsadboy) October 14, 2020
*disgusting men around the world* pic.twitter.com/gk7aVqdMjd
People out here judging Billie Eilish when half of them are grown adults with a dad bod. pic.twitter.com/YfGCdAe5vB— Khalid & CLE Cavaliers Stan (@KhalidCavsStan) October 14, 2020
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