Billie Eilish is not interested in the internet’s weird attempts to body-shame her for wearing a tank top.
A week ago, paparazzi photos of the “bad guy” singer went viral as some rando on Twitter decided to slam the teenager for what he called a “mid-30’s wine mom body.”
Fans and decent humans alike rallied to push back against the unnecessary commentary, and Eilish herself responded to the attention recently during an Instagram Q&A.
“How do u remain so confident & positive through all the judgment & opinions of others?” a fan wrote in.
“So, to be honest with you, and I’m not even joking at all, I just think about the fact that I’m going to die eventually,” Eilish responded, laughing. “It just brings me peace. Puts my mind at ease, know what I’m saying?”
She also responded directly to a question about whether the new paparazzi pics bother her, hitting back with “girl what pics, no idea what pics ur talking about.”
This is far from the first time the 18-year-old has had to comment on other people’s opinions on her body.
A short film created for her Where Do We Go? world tour earlier this year features Eilish undressing while addressing the unsolicited remarks she, like basically any woman under any spotlight, constantly receives from strangers.
And even seemingly in response to this particular viral pap incident, Eilish had already shared a video from Chizi Duru imploring the world to “normalize real bodies,” pointing out that “Instagram isn’t real.”
It’s silly that this is still a conversation we’re having in 2020, but it’s somewhat reassuring to see how dramatically the original “wine mom bod” tweet got ratio’d as people came to her defense.
And maybe one day we can even envision a world where women in the public eye won’t constantly have to defend their bodies, their clothing, or anything else that is simply of no one else’s concern whatsoever. Imagine!