Billie Eilish Reveals She Is 'Obviously Not Happy With My Body' But 'Very Confident In Who I Am'

Posted by Zainab Pervez in Entertainment On 9th August 2021
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Billie Eilish admits she is not pleased with her appearance - but she does not know many people who are so she accepts that it is how it is.

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Billie Eilish always shares her real feelings. 

The singer who is currently enjoying the success of her new album 'Happier Than Ever', recently shared that how she is not pleased with her appearance and body figure. 

In an interview with 'The Guardian' Billie expressed her feelings and shared that she is 'obviously not happy with her body.

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''I see people online, looking like I've never looked. And immediately I am like, oh my God, how do they look like that?'' She said. ''I know the ins and outs of this industry, and what people actually use in photos, and I actually know what looks real can be fake.''

Talking further, she added, ''Yet I still see it and go, oh God, that makes me feel really bad. And I mean, I'm very confident in who I am, and I'm very happy with my life.… I'm obviously not happy with my body but who is?''

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When she came up as a teen pop star she famously wore loose-fitted formless clothing and often hid her face behind large sunglasses. 

Later, the singer also made remarks on her baggy clothes and while performing on stage, ''When I'm on stage, I have to disassociate from the ideas I have of my body. '' She clarified and told,  ''Especially because I wear clothes that are bigger and easier to move in without showing everything – they can be really unflattering. In pictures, they look like I don't even know what.''

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''I just completely separate the two. Because I have such a terrible relationship with my body, like you would not believe, so I just have to disassociate….''

She reflected: 'Then you get a paparazzi picture taken when you were running to the door and had just put anything on, and didn't know the picture's being taken, and you just look how you look, and everyone's like: "Fat!"'

In her opinion the topic should not even be a matter for concern as 'we only need bodies to eat and walk around and poop. We only need them to survive.'

To her thinking: 'It’s ridiculous that anybody even cares about bodies at all. Like, why? Why do we care? You know, when you really think about it?'

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Later, she also brings her hair into discussion and said, "Why do we care about hair? Why does everybody hate body hair so much, but we literally have an enormous thing of hair on our heads, and that's, like, cool and pretty," she questioned. "Like, what's the difference? I mean, I love hair, and I do crazy things with my hair. I'm as guilty as everybody else. But it's so weird. If you think about it hard, you go crazy."

During the interview she gave a piece of her mind to 'people who promote unattainable body standards' by not being forthright about their plastic surgery.

'It’s completely fine to get work done - do this, do that, do what makes you feel happy,' said the songstress.

'It’s just when you deny it and say: "Oh, I got this all on my own, and if you just tried harder, you could get it." That makes me literally furious. It is so bad for young women - and boys, too - to see that.'

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Some of her opinions about body image date back to her childhood when she would discuss the subject with her father Patrick O'Connell.

'Since I was a kid my dad and I have always talked about a certain type of person who’s so insecure, or hyperaware and self-conscious, that they never move in a weird way, or make a weird face, because they always want to look good,' she said. 

'I’ve noticed that, and it makes me so sad. If you’re always standing a certain way, walking in a certain way, and always have your hair just so…. It’s such a loss to always try to always look good. It’s such a loss of joy and freedom in your body.'

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