In a new interview, the singer addressed some of her offensive comments and made it clear that she is no longer that person. Billie Eilish has been in a bit of hot water recently because of some re-surfaced racist comments and even a video using a racist slur.
Of course, fans have been waiting to hear what she had to say about it.
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Speaking to Vogue Australia, Billie Eilish spoke about her scandal and insisted that “I’ve said so many things that I now absolutely disagree or think otherwise.”
In other words, she claimed to be a completely different person than she was in her past, but knows that nothing is disappearing from the internet and that it is really hard to escape the past because of it.
This is especially true for Billie, as she grew up in the spotlight.
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“It’s really strange how the world can see and reminisce about every aspect of your life” [it.] The internet brings things up from everyone’s past and I think, ‘Don’t you understand that everyone is incredibly embarrassed and ashamed of their past? Don’t you think you might be embarrassed about your past, so maybe everyone else is embarrassed too? ‘ The strangest thing is that once it’s on the internet, nothing disappears. Every interview I did when I was 15 is still out there and I think about it all the time. “
She continued, “As a teenager, you don’t really know yourself, so you try to figure yourself out. I didn’t really know how I was feeling. So I came up with this facade that I held onto. ‘
This came after Billie got into trouble over a resurfaced video in which she sang along to Tyler the creator’s “Fish,” a song that contains an Asian bow.
Not only that, she also mimicked an Asian accent at one point or another.
In the meantime, she has apologized, once again using her young age to explain why she did what she did.
As for the Asian accented allegations, she stated that it shouldn’t be.
Instead, it was just “something I started out with as a kid and talked to my pets, friends, and family all my life. It’s outright gibberish and I’m just fooling around, and it’s in no way an imitation of anyone or any language, accent or culture in the LIGHTEST. ‘