Billie Eilish apologized for a recent video of the pop star doing rounds on the internet. Over the weekend, an edited clip of young Billie went viral, claiming she could be heard taunting her while singing along to a racist song (Tyler, The Creator’s ‘Fish’ from his 2011 album of Goblin).
The singer was called up for the video and many urged her to boycott. Not long after, Eilish posted a statement on her Instagram account, explaining some of the footage and apologizing.
She started writing, “I love you guys. A lot of people have been asking me to solve this problem. This is what I want to solve because it is classified as not me.”
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“When I was 13 or 14, there was a video editing that was going around me, word by word from a song I didn’t know, a derogatory term I didn’t know about at the time and used by members of the Asian community. I am amazed and embarrassed. This The song was the only time I ever heard the word because nobody in my family around me used it. I forgive and apologize for my ignorance at the time and the fact that it hurts regardless of my age,” added Eilish.
Talking about the edited portion of the clip, she said she was actually using the gibberish language she had constructed as a child. She said, “Another video of that edited clip is where I speak in a silly gibberish voice. It’s something I’ve been doing all my life, starting as a kid and talking to my pets, friends and family. It’s not an imitation of any person or language, accent or culture. Anyone who knows me has never seen me play with a voice in my entire life.”
She apologized for causing pain to her fans, saying, “However it may be interpreted, my actions did not mean to hurt anyone and it absolutely breaks my heart that they are now being labeled this way. People who hear this “Not only do I believe in, but I have always used my platform to work hard to fight for inclusion, kindness, tolerance, equality and equality,” the statement said.
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“We all need to keep talking, listening, and learning. I love listening to you. Thank you for taking the time to read,” she concluded.
Eilish recently broke the record by becoming the youngest artist to win a Record of the Year Grammy Award more than once. She also made headlines for photo shoots with Rolling Stone and appeared on the cover. Her second album, Happier Than Ever, is one of the most anticipated albums of the year.
First article posted: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 15:52 [IST]