- Celebrities Are “Just Random People”
- Billie Eilish is torn between wanting to share and live a private life with her fans
- “Just listen to the music and shut the f*** off about my life”
Whether she likes it or not (she doesn’t), all eyes are on Billie Eilish. The “Ocean Eyes” singer rose to fame at the age of 15. Now, at 19, she has some ideas about what a celebrity owes to her fans and what it takes to be a role model.
Billie Eilish says role models ‘must be realistic’
in an interview with vice president This month, the “Bad Guy” singer took a look at what it means to be a celebrity—a casual role model. He believes that it is the responsibility of the fans to manage their expectations.
“It has to be realistic,” she said. “The problem is when people have unattainable role models, or dream of an unattainable life, or have an unattainable face and an unattainable body, and that’s not healthy, especially for kids. We all are real people. I think when people look at celebrities on the internet, or on social media, they don’t see them as real people or human beings – and I see myself doing that too – they see them as characters. Let’s see as. When really we’re all just random people in our cars trying to keep it all together.”
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As much as Eilish and every other celebrity are “just random people,” she recognizes the power of having a voice that many people want to hear.
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“It’s paradoxical though, because you think about people who have no way of being heard, and you think about them, and you think about it from their point of view and they see people in the headlines. And you can imagine how antsy they feel about others who have the opportunity,” she said. “It’s hard because it’s a little unfair that everyone in the spotlight is expected to be an activist and change the world because we can’t! We can say stuff and people can listen and we have a platform.” But we can only do so much. It’s conflicting. I feel for people who have so much determination to change the world, but haven’t got the same privileges as me.”
But, at the same time, the “Oxytocin” singer feels that “artists should only be allowed to make art.”
“I don’t want to be cocky but I think I did, or at least I tried to spread, as you say, love and positivity, and I went out of my way to use my platform To the best of my ability, and often I don’t think anyone gives as s***,” she said. “You try to help out and spread a message but someone’s still going to call you a fat cow in the comments.”
‘I’m just a random girl who loves to sing’
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The “Male Fantasy” singer is still finding her place as a celebrity. She feels close to her fans and loves to share different parts of her life with them, but the more famous she becomes, the more she wants to hold back.
“I don’t want to read about Billie Eilish doing this or that from someone who doesn’t s*** about me,” she said. “Like please. I want to make music. I get jealous of it. But it’s funny. Everything I do or say or wear or look like and f****** feel like, Why do people need to have an opinion about her? I just want to make music. I’m just a random girl who loves to sing. It’s not that deep. Just listen to the music and f*** about my life Shut it down.”
“It’s a tough responsibility because it’s not even my responsibility,” she continued. “I don’t owe anyone anything.”