Billie Eilish takes on body image and public opinion head-on in her recent short film ‘Not My Responsibility’.
On the 27th of May, Billie Eilish released a short film that was previously exclusively shown during her tour. The short film addresses the body-shaming and criticism she has faced throughout her career as she takes off the layers of her clothes.
Billie Eilish made waves in the music industry as a non-conformist not only because of her music but her fashion choices. Her oversized and layered fashion came as a breath of fresh air into the music industry, but to some, it was a source of criticism and questioning. In a previous interview, the artist said that she doesn’t want everyone to know everything about her as the reason why she wears oversized clothing.
The short film was well received by the public and her general fanbase with over 2 million likes on the video.
It addresses judgement women face daily based on their appearance. In the video, she states that although some people praise her fashion choices, people use it to shame others. She also admits to the industry pressure to be not what she is, but what they want her to be. Even then, the artist claims they would not be satisfied. She finishes by rejecting the system of value based on public perception and the responsibility of the public opinion of her.
Watch Billie Eilish’s new short film here:
Words by Precious Njoki
Graphics by Katie Janes
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