Billie Eilish spoke in her extensive interview with British Fashion for their June cover story about abuse and sexual misconduct with Vogue magazine.
Billie Eilish says every woman she knows has been sexually abused
Eilish commented on her new single, “Your Power,” which is a lyric that addresses an older, abusive man.
“It’s an open letter to people who are taken advantage of, mostly men,” Eilish told Vogue, adding that this was an issue that affected everyone and not just young women in the music industry.
“I know I don’t know any girl or woman who hasn’t had a weird experience, or a really bad experience. And men too: young guys are constantly being used.”
“I really think the bottom line is, men are so weak,” he said. “I think it’s so easy to lose thinking for them.”
“You expect a guy not to use you if you’re wearing this dress?” “Seriously, are you that weak? Go on go masturbate.” He went on to add.
“It doesn’t matter who you are, what your life is, your situation around you, how strong you are, how smart you are. At any occasion you could be taken advantage of.”
“This is a big problem in the world of domestic abuse or statutory rape: girls who were very confident and strong find themselves in situations where they’re like, “Oh my God, am I the victim here?” And it’s so embarrassing, humiliating and demoralizing to be in this position of thinking you know so much, and then you realize I’m being abused right now.” she says.
Eilish, has been a strong advocate of body positivity.
“It’s about what makes you feel good. If you want to have surgery, operate. If you want to wear a dress that someone thinks looks big on you, go for it. If you feel like you look good, look good.”
Eilish addressed comments calling her “fat” after being photographed in a tank top. “Everybody’s like,” Damn, Billie got fat!” she said in a mocking tone.
She encouraged her fans to “normalize real bodies” and be comfortable with them.