Not my responsibility: Billie Eilish hits back at bodyshamers

American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish has hit back at bodyshamers with a new short film.

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American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish has hit back at bodyshamers with a new short film.

The 18-year-old singer dropped a short film titled ‘Not My Responsibility’, which originally debuted at the first date of her World Tour in March.

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The tour was reportedly postponed due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

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On Tuesday, Billie Eilish shared the short film again on her Instagram in which she opened up about the criticism she faces from the public about the way she chooses to dress and how she chooses to flaunt her body, reports E!News.

“Do you know me? Really know me? You have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body,” Billie Eilish begins the video, as she begins to slowly remove her clothes.

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“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.”

She goes on to say: “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 and my stomach and my hips?” Billie Eilish continues.

“The body I was born with, is it not what you want? If I wear what is comfortable, am I not a woman?”

“If I shed the layers I’m a slut… Though you’ve never seen my body you still judge it and judge me for it. Why?”

She further explains how people make assumptions “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?”

The film ends with her saying: “Is my value based only on your perception or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?”

Following a successful sweep at the Grammy Awards, the Bad Guy hitmaker topped the UK singles chart with the James Bond theme she and her brother, Finneas O’Connell, wrote becoming only the second artist to do so in nearly 60 years.

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