Daily US Times: Grammy award-winning singer Billie Eilish has spoken about the pervasiveness of sexual misconduct, describing the problem as being “everywhere”.
In an interview with Vogue, the singer said she does not “know one girl or woman who hasn’t had a weird experience, or a really bad experience”.
She said: “And men, too – young boys are taken advantage of constantly.”
Vogue interviewer Laura Snapes wrote that it also “happened to Eilish when she was younger”, but added “the details are hers.”
The 19-year-old American singer-songwriter was discussing her new single Your Power, which is about an abuser taking advantage of a minor.
The singer aded: “It’s an open letter to people who take advantage – mostly men.”
Billie Eilish also unveiled a new look in her photoshoot for the Vogue, using it as an opportunity to hit back at people who discuss what she wears.
Describing the look as “classic, old-timey pin-up”, Eilish’s signature black and green hair is now platinum blonde (although the blonde colour first appeared a few weeks ago).
The Grammy award-winning Singer said the colour change made her feel “more like a woman, somehow”.
Her previous baggy style of dress has often been hailed as refreshing when compared with that of other famous women who wear tighter, more revealing clothing, but Eilish told Vogue that her dress sense was more about the onlookers’ issues than her.
She told the magazine: “Don’t make me not a role model because you’re turned on by me,” adding that her body “was the initial reason for my depression when I was younger”.