Billie Eilish Is Unafraid To Shut Down Critics of Her British Vogue Cover

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Billie Eilish wants haters to know she's not their "friend or anything, damn".

The "Bad Guy" singer made waves on social media this weekend after British Vogue released its June cover featuring her. Instead of rocking her usual oversized clothes and signature green hair, Eilish is seen on the cover in a pin-up girl-inspired look, accented by bouncy blonde curls, a saucy corset, and even elbow-length latex gloves. The rest of the shoot is equally spellbinding, with various other corsets and seductive outfits.

Of the shoot, Eilish told the publication that she's "literally never done anything in this realm at all" unless she's alone, she added with a smirk.

The 19-year-old, who has frequently spoken out against body shaming, went on to address how she imagines critics will respond to the shoot.

“If you’re about body positivity, why would you wear a corset? Why wouldn’t you show your actual body?” she said. "My thing is that I can do whatever I want.”

She also emphasized that she supports “what makes you feel good."

“If you want to get surgery, go get surgery,” she said. “If you want to wear a dress that somebody thinks that you look too big wearing, f**k it – if you feel like you look good, you look good.”

In an Instagram post, Eilish told fans that she “loved doing this shoot" and encouraged them to “do whatever you want whenever you want.”

Last year, the multi-Grammy Award-winning singer talked to Dazed magazine about how her body is being constantly criticized — no matter what she wears.

“If I wore a dress to something, I would be hated for it,” she told the publication. “People would be like, ‘You’ve changed, how dare you do what you’ve always rebelled against?’ I’m like, ‘I’m not rebelling against anything, really.’ I can’t stress it enough. I’m just wearing what I wanna wear. If there’s a day when I’m like, ‘You know what, I feel comfortable with my belly right now, and I wanna show my belly,’ I should be allowed to do that.”

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Rose Low is a writer based in New York, with a background in social media strategy and reporting. She has a Masters from NYU and a love for romantic comedies. See Full Bio

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