Billie Eilish Strips On Stage To Protest Body Shaming in Viral Concert Video - Maxim

Billie Eilish Strips On Stage To Protest Body Shaming in Viral Concert Video

The 18-year-old "Bad Guy" singer delivered a powerful message during her concert tour kickoff.
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Billie Eilish made a strong statement against body shaming during her concert tour kickoff In Miami this week. 

The five-time Grammy-winner and "No Time to Die" singer, who normally wears baggy clothing that conceals her figure, broadcast a video on giant monitor in which she strips off a black tank top, revealing only a bra underneath. See fan-captured footage of the moment below: 

The arty clip featured an ethereal instrumental and a monologue that's seemingly aimed at body shaming in women's fashion. "If what I wear is comfortable I am not a woman," Eilish says. "If I shed the layers, I am a slut."

Here's the rest of the statement, per the New York Post:  

"Do you really know me? You have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body."

"Some people hate what I wear, some people praise it. Some people use it to shame others, some people use it to shame me. But I feel you watching... always. And nothing I do goes unseen.

"So while I feel your stares, your disapproval or your sighs of relief, if I lived by them, I'd never be able to move. Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet? Do my shoulders provoke you? Does my chest? Am I my stomach? My hips?

"The body I was born with, is it not what you wanted? If what I wear is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I am a slut.

"Though you've never seen my body, you still judge it and judge me for it. Why? You make assumptions about people based on their size. We decide who they are. We decide what they're worth.

"If I wear more, if I wear less, who decides what that makes me? What that means? Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?"

Eilish has previously spoken openly on her unique fashion choices in a Calvin Klein commercial. As VT notes, the 18-year-old "Bad Guy" artist revealed that she wears baggy clothes to make it impossible for the public to see or comment on her body.

"Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath. Nobody can be like, ‘Oh, 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."