Billie Eilish is always seen in ultra baggy designer fits but that wasn't the case on Monday, March 9th. The 18 year old star peeled off her shirt in the middle of her concert to protest body shaming and the intense scrutiny female stars like herself undergo with regard to their bodies.
As she stood on stage, an audio of a monologue played with Eilish stating "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 sigh 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 I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed the layers, I’m a slut."
In a previous interview with Calvin Klein, Billie Eilish reasoned through her decision to wear her iconic baggy outfits. “That’s why I wear big, baggy clothes. Nobody can have an opinion because they haven't seen what’s underneath.” It's apparent that this tactic didn't have the desire effects and so Eilish turned to a more radical approach.