A guy called Billie Eilish ‘thick,’ and outraged fans are calling him out for sexually objectifying the singer

Billie Eilish gained a huge internet fan base after she released her single

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Billie Eilish gained a huge internet fan base after she released her single “Ocean Eyes” in 2015.
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  • On Saturday, photos of the 17-year-old singer Billie Eilish in a white tank top began circulating on Twitter, posted by a user who called Eilish “thick.”
  • Upset at the sexual overtones of the comments, fans of Eilish defended the singer on social media, calling the comments “gross” and “nasty.”
  • The original poster of the photos later defended the decision to comment on the singer’s body, saying Eilish’s lyrics and age make it acceptable.
  • Eilish has said in the past that she avoids wearing form-fitting clothes because she’s afraid of being sexualized.
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Fans of the 17-year-old “Bad Guy” singer Billie Eilish have defended her on Twitter after an account posted photos of her in a tank top on Saturday and included some sexually objectifying comments.

The original tweet called Eilish “thick,” and subsequent tweets included additional photos of Eilish in the same outfit.

While a few commenters felt comfortable praising Eilish’s figure, many were quick to condemn the account that posted the photos, saying the user was “gross” and “nasty” for sexually objectifying a teenage girl.

Especially infuriating to fans was the fact that Eilish has previously spoken about wearing baggy clothes to avoid being objectified.

“That’s why I wear big, baggy clothes,” she said in a Calvin Klein ad earlier this year. “Nobody can have an opinion, because they haven’t seen what’s underneath.”

Fans were also enraged at the original poster’s attempts to defend the decision by claiming that Eilish isn’t a minor and highlighting her lyrics and previous Instagram posts as evidence that she already sexualizes herself.

The controversy surrounding the sexualization of Eilish, a teenager, also caused some Twitter users to open up about their experiences dealing with unwanted attention because of their bodies.

Eilish has also been on the other side of public outrage. The singer previously made headlines for dedicating a song to the rapper XXXTentacion after his death last year. The rapper was accused of domestic abuse and aggravated battery of a pregnant woman.

Eilish’s song “Wish You Were Gay” has also been criticized as offensive to LGBTQ communities, something the singer has pushed back on.