Billie Eilish protests body shaming in a new short film titled “Not My Responsibility.”
The video opens with Eilish wearing a hoodie as she stands in a dark pool of liquid. The singer undresses as she challenges body shamers and her haters before slipping underwater.
“Do you know me, really know me?” Eilish asks. “You’ll have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body.”
Eilish is both criticized and praised for often wearing baggy clothes. “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,” the star says. “Nothing I do goes unseen.”
Eilish wrote and produced the project, which was first shown during her “Where Do We Go?” world tour. The remaining dates of the tour were postponed in March due to the pandemic.
However, she’s stayed busy through the lockdown and has performed livestream concerts, created face mask merch, and chatted with Rainn Wilson about her crippling obsession with The Office.
Eilish has apparently made her way through the entire nine-season series 15 times. It’s a baffling accomplishment that even Rainn Wilson, who starred on the sitcom as Dwight Schrute, finds ridiculous.
Wilson recently invited the 18-year-old to join him on Hey There, Human, a quarantine-specific Instagram Live series that he runs as part of his SoulPancake uplifting content-creation network. During the show, the pair discussed a number of things, including Eilish’s interesting quarantine TV binge habits.
“Well, I just finished watching The Office for a 15th time two days ago,” Eilish told the actor when asked about what she’s been doing to take care of her mental health during this difficult time. Wilson let out an exasperated sigh before letting off, “William, it is time to move on.” (He calls her “William” throughout the interview) “It is time to move on to another show. Really. Please,” he begged.
“I have tried, okay,” she responded. “But, you know, I can’t do anything about it. I don’t know.” “Every time I hit that episode that says finale, I’m always like, goddamn it.”