ENCORE FEATURE: Billie Eilish and a reminder why she wears baggy clothes
June 24, 2019 Kae Luna
Wanting people to focus on her music rather than her body, Billie Eilish always wears baggy clothes, and yet this still happened!
We all know that Billie Eilish would always show up at the party in baggy clothes, and we have come to love her for it. She shared that her shirts are so big that she only wears her pants until below her butt and that’s why she’s always holding the crotch of her pants– to prevent them from falling down. Our point is, she does not dress like most girls in the industry, which only proves that her music is so good, she doesn’t need to sell it with sex appeal.
However, just recently, his tweet surfaced:
Billie Eilish is THICK pic.twitter.com/aNSGvJJYOA
— k (@PogbaEscobar) June 22, 2019
It garnered mixed reactions, of course. Some were surprised that Billie actually looked this way in tights, which we understand. Inevitably, people would be surprised because we see her in baggy clothes all the time. However, it’s the remark of calling Billie “thick” that threw most people off. According to them, the guy shouldn’t be “sexualizing” Billie.
She’s 17 years old. And although she sings about explicit stuff in some of her songs like seducing dads or making girlfriends mad, it shouldn’t be an excuse for a grown man to sexualize a minor.
Looking at the thread, the person who tweeted this defended himself by saying that Billie is not even a minor anymore. He cited that the age of consent for half of the states in the US is 17. Nonetheless, some still viewed the act as somewhat predatory for the teenager.
It’s precisely why she wears baggy clothes.
In a Calvin Klein campaign, Billie explained why she always wore baggy clothes.
“I never want the 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.’ No one can say any of that because they don’t know.”
That’s it, people. That’s the reason. She wears baggy clothes all her career to avoid being sexualized. And the moment she wears a tank top, everyone seemingly forgot about it.
On the other hand, is the remark really sexualizing? Or is it just a mere observation? Of course, the fact that it’s a grown man saying it changes it all. But what if a woman the same age as her, or a someone meaning it as a compliment was the one who said that? Would it still be considered inappropriate? Share us your thoughts on the comments down below! Or hit us up on our Facebook or Twitter @UDoUPh.