A month after being criticized for resurgent videos, Billie eilish addressed his previous behavior.
“The internet brings up things from everyone’s past and I say, ‘Don’t you understand that everyone is incredibly ashamed and ashamed of their past?'” Said the 19-year-old Grammy winner. Vogue Australia cover story, published on Friday, July 16. “Like, ‘Don’t you think about the fact that maybe you’re ashamed of your past, so maybe everyone else is ashamed too?'”
The “Bad Guy” singer noted that she has said “so many things” over the years that “totally [doesn’t] agree with now or think[s] otherwise “.
The Los Angeles native explained: “The strangest thing is that nothing disappears once you are on the Internet. Every interview I did when I was 15 is still available, and I think about it constantly. … When you’re a fucking teenager, you don’t really know yourself, so you’re trying to figure yourself out. That was the hardest thing for me: I didn’t really know how I really felt. So I came up with this facade that I stuck to. “
Images of Eilish resurfaced in June, showing the composer lip-syncing Tyler the creator“Fish”, which includes an anti-Asian insult, and speaking in what appeared to be an imitation of an Asian accent.
The American Music Award winner broke her silence later that month, writing via Instagram: “This is something I WANT to address because I am being labeled as something that I am not. There’s a video edit around me when I was 13 or 14 where I articulated a word from a song that I didn’t know at the time was a derogatory term used against members of the Asian community. “
Eilish added that she was “shocked and embarrassed and wished[ed] to vomit, ”writing,“ This song was the only time I heard that word, since no one in my family ever used it around me. Regardless of my ignorance and age at the time, nothing excuses the fact that it was painful. And for that I am sorry. The other video in that edited clip is me speaking in a silly made-up voice … something I started doing as a kid and have done it all my life when talking to my pets, friends, and family. It’s absolute gibberish and just me kidding, and is in no way an imitation of anyone or any language, accent, or culture in the LIGHEST. Anyone who knows me has seen me joking with voices all my life. “
The singer has continued to mock the hatred she receives through social media. In a TikTok video earlier this month, Eilish addressed a former fan calling her a “flop.”
“Literally everything I see in this app,” captioned Monday’s July 12 upload. “Eat my dust, my tits are bigger than yours.”