I love Billie Eillish. The free thinking and speaking teenager (yes, she’s 19) isn’t afraid to call it like she sees it. And recently she saw a drop in the number of her instagram followers thanks to her blossoming into womanhood.
Eilish told ELLE in the cover story for the magazine’s October 2021 issue what happened in her eyes.
“People hold on to these memories and have an attachment. But it’s very dehumanizing. I lost 100,000 followers just because of the boobs. People are scared of big boobs,” she said with a laugh. “… You’re not even supposed to really know who you are until you’re at least my age or older.”
Eilish also explained that she decided to dye her hair blonde in order to ditch her trademark neon green locks and blend in more when out in public.
“I had no goal of ‘This is going to make everybody think differently of me.’ I’ve had different-colored hair and vibes for everything I’ve ever done. I wanted this album to have its own thing,” she explained. “The other day, I posted a video from when I had green hair, and I saw people go, ‘I miss this Billie, the green-haired Billie.’ I’m still the same person. I’m not just different Barbies with different heads.”
YES, grl. I used to feel bad that P!NK seemed boxed into her pink hair for so long and I actually looked forward to Billie trying new things. If an artist can’t grow, they die.