Billie Eilish posting Ocean Eyes on Soundcloud was truly a blessing. Had the singer not done it, she wouldn’t have become the global pop star that she is now. However, Eilish becoming a sensation is not just a win for the music world but also for teenagers who struggle with unrealistic body expectations set up by society.
people really out here body shaming billie eilish?? She’s a multi-grammy award winner she don’t care what you have to say plus she’s 18 years old. Leave her alone ffs pic.twitter.com/UtkVDSnUor
— Sebastian Williams (@sebas_williams) October 14, 2020
Being a teenager herself when she entered the harsh lights of the camera, Eilish had a lot of issues with her body. But instead of feeding into the narrative, the singer has always spoken candidly about the problems she has faced with accepting herself, especially her body. While understanding who she was as a person came easily to her, understanding and accepting her body was a whole other story that she willingly told in her latest Vogue cover story.
Billie Eilish opens up about her hypermobility
The Grammy-winning singer who just turned 21 years old spoke very candidly about her body issues in her latest Vogue cover story alongside other climate activists. “A lot of it came from my anger toward my body, and how mad I was at how much pain it’s caused me, and how much I’ve lost because of things that happened to it,” said Eilish. The singer is referring to an injury that she sustained in her hip joint when she was thirteen years old.
it doesn’t matter if you don’t like/support billie eilish. body shaming is disgusting and this will never be okay. pic.twitter.com/lH1PFirSPF
— camila tsx1//🇲🇽 (@treacherouscami) April 4, 2021
In her tell-all documentary, Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry, the pop star revealed that she used to dance a lot, about 12 hours a week. However, following the injury, she went through a terribly depressing episode.
And a few years down the road, Eilish learned that she has hypermobility through her movement coach. According to the Cleaveland Clinic, joint hypermobility leads to extremely flexible joints.
it’s disgusting how adults are body shaming billie eilish like she’s literally just 18 and its a very immature thing to do i swear some ppl disgust me 🤢
— إقرا (@iqr44a) October 20, 2020
While the definition in itself does not seem very tragic, for a teenager who couldn’t move after sustaining injury, it must have been a lot to deal with. The Happier Than Ever did not have it easy with her body, especially with millions commenting on it. The singer was brutally trolled when photos of her ditching her baggy outfits in favor of workout gear surfaced on the internet. Billie Eilish has learned the hard way that having confidence in yourself and your body is very important.
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