Grammy award-winner, Billie Ellish, has stated that sexual misconduct and harassment is everywhere.
The singer and songwriter made the statement during a discussion on sexual misconduct in her new interview with Laura Snapes.
She stated that sexual misconduct and harassment happen to both girls and boys, men and women and it’s not limited to a continent, but seems to be ‘everywhere’.
In an interview with THE VOGUE, Billie revealed she has also been in the situation before.
She said her new single, ‘Your power’, is a story of an abuser who takes advantage, mostly men.
The singer said sexual misconduct and harassment has happened to every girl, woman and boys.
“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.”
Billie revealed her body was her reason for depression when she was younger so her body should not be discussed, especially now that she has decided to be more comfortable.
“Don’t make me not a role model because you’re turned on by me, (body)was the initial reason for my depression when I was younger.”
She also said her choice of clothes doesn’t define who she is but if people decide to use it against her, she is ready for critics.
“Suddenly you’re a hypocrite if you want to show your skin, and you’re easy and you’re a slut and you’re a whore. If I am, then I’m proud. Me and all the girls are hoes.
“Let’s turn it around and be empowered in that. Showing your body and showing your skin, or not – should not take any respect away from you.”
“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!”
Laura further stated that the full interview will be released on May 7, 2021.
Billie appeared on the cover of Vogue wearing a custom corset and skirt by Gucci, and also stated the need for her change of dress. She described it as an opportunity to slam those who always have a thing to say about how she dresses.
Switching her baggy clothes and coloured hair to a more feminine outfit, and blonde hair, she said, “It’s all about what makes you feel good.”
The singer collaborated with the Vogue team on her fashion fantasy, and described her new hair as something that makes her feel “more like a woman, somehow”.