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Billie Eilish says she has a ‘terrible relationship’ with her body

Billie Eilish, the hit pop star, revealed her thoughts on body image

Billie Eilish arrives at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards.
Billie Eilish arrives at the 63rd annual Grammy Awards at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday, March 14, 2021.
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Billie Eilish, the young teen pop star, recently revealed that she has a terrible relationship with her body, saying that she keeps trying to hit “unattainable body standards” from society.

Eilish told The Guardian that she will often disassociate from her thoughts on her body when she performs because she doesn’t want to think about her body. She said she’ll wear baggy clothes when she performs because she doesn’t want to care about her body.

  • But then the paparazzi will take photos of her in moments where she was “running to the door and had just put anything on, and didn’t know the picture’s being taken,” she told The Guardian. People will scrutinize those photos.

Eilish told The Guardian she doesn’t understand why society cares so much about bodies, too.

  • “I mean, we only need bodies to eat and walk around and poop,” she told The Guardian “We only need them to survive. It’s ridiculous that anybody even cares about bodies at all. Like, why? Why do we care? You know, when you really think about it?
  • “Why do we care about hair?” she added. “Why does everybody hate body hair so much, but we literally have an enormous thing of hair on our heads, and that’s, like, cool and pretty. Like, what’s the difference? I mean, I love hair, and I do crazy things with my hair. I’m as guilty as everybody else. But it’s so weird. If you think about it hard, you go crazy.”

Eilish comments on body image in her second album, “Happier Than Ever,” according to Yahoo Life.

The album, which has 16 songs, came together during the pandemic shutdown, as the Deseret News reported. Eilish had time to write music because she wasn’t touring, which led to the album.

  • “I don’t think I would’ve made the same album, or even the album at all, if it weren’t for COVID,” Eilish told TV host Stephen Colbert earlier this year. “That doesn’t mean it’s about COVID at all, it’s just that, when things are different in your life, you’re different. That’s just how it is.”