Nepal | July 11, 2020

Eilish’s powerful short on body shaming out on YouTube

Himalayan News Service
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KATHMANDU: Multiple Grammy winner Billie Eilish has released a powerful short film on body shaming titled Not My Responsibility on YouTube. The video originally debuted during the singer’s ‘Where Do We Go?’ world tour, which was postponed in March due to the COVID-19 crisis.

According to rollingstone.com, in the clip produced and written by Eilish, the singer is seen alone in the dark wearing a black hoodie. As she recites her vulnerable, revealing words that slam body shaming and judgmental behavior, she slowly disrobes before sinking into water.

She starts by questioning, “Do you know me?” and asks a series of questions about how people perceive her and may want her to be and act. “Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet? Do my shoulders provoke you?”

“We make assumptions about people based on their size. We decide who they are. We decide what they’re worth,” she concludes in the clip. “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?”

ANI reports the short film has received an amazing response from her fans who are more than proud of her for sending out such a powerful message.

Amid the quarantine, Eilish has done several livestream events, including the Lady Gaga-curated One World: Together At Home concert.

On May 26, Eilish commemorated Peggy Lee’s 100th birthday during a panel alongside k.d. lang and Black Pumas’

Eric Burton as part of the Grammy Museum’s virtual exhibit and events surrounding the late artist’s centennial birthday.


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