Billie Eilish has released her latest short film “Not My Responsibility” about body shaming.
The 3:41 film focuses on the subject of body shaming. Eilish appears wearing a hoodie in the beginning and slowly takes it off while you can hear her voice behind. In the end, the pop star walks into black coloured water. It has already crossed seven million views on YouTube.
Eilish says in a voice-over: “Do you know me? Really know me? You have opinions, about my opinions. About my music, about my clothes, about my body. Some people hate what I wear, some people praise it. Some people use it to shame others, some people use it to shame me. But I feel you watching, always. And nothing I do goes unseen, so while I feel your stares I disapprove of your sigh of relief. If I lived by them I’d never be able to move. Would you like me to be smaller, weaker, softer, taller? Would you like me to be quiet? Do my shoulders provoke you, does my chest, am I my stomach, my hips? The body I was born with, is it not what you want? If I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman. If I shed layers, I am a sl**. Though you have never seen my body, you still judge it and judge me for it. Why? Make assumptions about people based on their sides. We decide who they are, we decide who they were. If I wear more if I wear less who decides what that makes me, what that means. Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me? Not My Responsibility.”
The pop star had mentioned earlier that this is one of the major reasons she wears baggy clothes. She said that she never wants the world to know everything about her. She further mentioned that she wears big baggy clothes so that nobody can have an opinion about her body.