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Billie Eilish says 'it still hurts my feelings' seeing comments about her body online

Callie Ahlgrim   

Billie Eilish says 'it still hurts my feelings' seeing comments about her body online
  • Billie Eilish recently discussed her style and body image in an interview with British Vogue.
  • She said her opinion of herself has improved over the years, but mean comments online still sting.

Billie Eilish said it's still "tough" seeing comments about her appearance online, even after several years in the spotlight.

The seven-time Grammy winner opened up about incessant body shaming during a recent interview with British Vogue.

"Honestly, nobody can say anything about my body that I don't have a stronger opinion about," Eilish said. "I also think that if I was younger, like if the internet talked about me the way they do now when I was like 11, I don't think I would be able to exist, to be honest."

"I like myself more than I used to, and I'm more interested in how I feel than how they feel," she continued. "But then also that might be a load of bullshit, because it still hurts my feelings like a son of a bitch."

Eilish, who rose to fame at just 15 years old, has long been open about her dicey self-image.

Indeed, she previously described her body as her "ugly friend" and said she began wearing baggy clothes because she never felt "physically desired," having struggled with an eating disorder as a young teenager.

Now 21, Eilish said she's learning to experiment with different styles — though she still feels most "powerful" wearing a big zip-up jacket, backward hat, and sneakers.

"I spent most of my life being very masculine and boyish, and recently, in the last couple of years, was kind of like, 'You know what, I'm allowed to be whatever I want to be when I want to be it,'" she told the magazine. "I don't need to always prove to everyone that I'm a tomboy. Like, that is what I am, but I also am this kind of girl. I'm also feminine, and I'm also sexy, and I'm also cute, and I'm also just like, none of the above, and I'm just me."


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