Billie Eilish has always been very straightforward about anything she does. Putting passion and true craftsmanship into everything that she does. Today the pop-stat released a short filmed titled NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY, which tackles the vulnerable topic of body shaming.
The short film, ending at just under 4 minutes, features Eilish against an all black setting where she’s pictured in a black hoodie initially. Throughout the entire film Eilish is creatively undressing revealing brief views, or hardly any, of her critiqued, yet perfect in her entire right, body. As the film goes on you see her begin to delicately “shed layers” with a close up of her signature lengthy nails. Eilish narrates the film herself against a sultry hypnotizing beat, “Some people hate what I wear. Some people praise it. Some people use it to shame others. Some people use it to shame me. But I feel you watching, always, and nothing I do goes unseen.” Eilish says. At just 18, the international’s star is always under birds eye view of the public and somewhat judged for her unique style including baggy clothes and neon green and black two-tone hair. She continues, “So, whether I feel your stares, your disapproval, or your sigh of relief—if I lived by them, I’d never be able to move. Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet? Do my shoulders provoke you? Does my chest? Am I my stomach, my hips?”
Including a declaration that’s beyond important, she sums it all up with the opinions of others regarding her simply being “not my [her] responsibility.” Eilish has struggled with body issues in the past and they’re simply her issues alone and no one else’s, not to even to offer an opinion from anyone – a message well needed for anyone.