Billie Eilish’s oversized clothing has become one of her staples, and she’s said multiple times there’s a reason behind it. “I never want the world to know everything about me,” she explained in a 2019 Calvin Klein campaign. “I mean, that’s why I wear big, baggy clothes: Nobody can have an opinion, because they haven’t seen what’s underneath.” In a June 2019 interview with Vogue Australia, she said her style “gives nobody the opportunity to judge what my body looks like.”
But in a video interlude for her Where Do We Go? World Tour, which kicked off March 9 in Miami, the pop star addressed exactly that: the idea of people judging her – or anyone’s – body. In the clip, Eilish is seen slowly undressing as she gives a powerful message about body-shaming. Per BuzzFeed, fans who attended the show say this was Eilish’s full speech:
“You have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body. 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. So while I feel your stares, your disapproval, or your sigh of relief, if I lived by them, I’d never be able to move.