19-year-old Grammy winner Billie Eilish has some words for celebrities who deny having plastic surgery.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, the young star explained the lyrics to her song “Overheated,” the 10th track on her most recent album, Happier Than Ever.
The lyrics read: “All these other inanimate b——s, it’s none of my business / But don’t you get sick of posin’ for pictures/ With that plastic body?”
“‘OverHeated’ applies to all the people who promote unattainable body standards,” she said. “It’s completely fine to get work done — do this, do that, do what makes you feel happy. 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.'”
She said that the idea made her “literally furious” and that such messages could play on people’s insecurities, citing her own tendency to compare herself with other celebs.
“I see people online, looking like I’ve never looked,” she stated. “And immediately I am like, oh my God, how do they look like that? 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. Yet I still see it and go, oh God, that makes me feel really bad.”
And while she’s “confident” in her sense of self and “very happy” with her life, Eilish has also admitted that she is unhappy with her body, going so far as to say that she has a “terrible relationship” with it.
The “Bad Guy” singer has long been at odds with her body image; fans will remember that the reason behind Eilish’s signature baggy clothes is precisely because she didn’t want others to give comments on her body.
“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!'” she detailed.
Fortunately, Eilish’s new album tackles these issues of body negativity and double standards, specifically for women in the spotlight. Happier Than Ever is available on all streaming platforms now.