Billie Eilish shared a lengthy apology on her Instagram Story, saying that she is “appalled and embarrassed” by the video clip that appeared to show the singer mocking an Asian accent and using the ethnic slur, “c—k,” referring to someone of Chinese descent.
On Monday (June 21st) night she wrote, “There’s a video edit going around of me when I was 13 or 14 where I mouthed a word from a song that at the time I didn’t now was a derogatory term used against members of the Asian community. I am appalled and embarrassed and want to barf that I ever mouthed along to that word.”
Eilish explained, “This song was the only time I’d ever heard that word as it as never used around me by anyone in my family. Regardless of my ignorance and age at the time nothing excuses the fact that it was hurtful. And for that I am sorry.