Billie Eilish has been through a lot in her young career. She recently opened up in a big way about how she was taken advantage of at a young age.
The singer opened up to British Vogue about how her latest single is “an open letter to people who take advantage — mostly men.” She also insisted that abuse of minors is “everywhere.” Billie also caused a stir with her photo shoot for the magazine.
Billie didn’t give out the identity of her abuser, but she did ask fans to try and figure out who she is talking about in her song.
“You might think, ‘It’s because she’s in the music industry’ — no, dude. It’s everywhere.”
“I don’t know one girl or woman who hasn’t had a weird experience, or a really bad experience. And men, too — young boys are taken advantage of constantly.”
The she said that children get manipulated because they “feel like [they’re] so mature and know everything. People forget that you can grow up and realize sh*t was f*cked up when you were younger,” she disclosed.
“It doesn’t matter who you are, what your life is, your situation, who you surround yourself with, how strong you are, how smart you are … You can always be taken advantage of.”
“That’s a big problem in the world of domestic abuse or statutory rape — girls that were very confident and strong-willed finding themselves in situations where they’re like, ‘Oh my God, I’m the victim here?’”
“And it’s so embarrassing and humiliating and demoralizing to be in that position of thinking you know so much and then you realize, I’m being abused right now.”
Billie said that was the situation she found herself in, but she refused to elaborate further. The famous singer also said that her message will likely get misconstrued by the media.
“You’re going to complain about being taken advantage of as a minor, but then you’re going to show your boobs?’ Yes I am, motherf*cker! I’m going to because there’s no excuse. I really think the bottom line is, men are very weak.”
“I think it’s just so easy for them to lose it. ‘You expect a dude not to grab you if you’re wearing that dress? Seriously, you’re that weak? Come on! Go masturbate!”
Billie Eilish is only 19-years-old and she’s not done speaking her truth. Perhaps one day she will call out those people who took advantage of her by name. Until that day comes she is championing for awareness.