In October 2020, a picture of the No Time To Die singer wearing a vest top and shorts went viral. In the snap, Eilish ditched the baggy clothes fans were used to see her in, prompting trolls to attack her over her body.
Kat Dennings Opened Up On The Body Shaming She Experienced Growing Up
Anyone reacting to @billieeilish having a normal body has to take a hard look at themselves. As someone who looked exactly like that at her age, it’d be nice for this unhealthy nonsense to fuck right off. She’s beautiful and normal goodbye!
— Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) October 14, 2020
“Anyone reacting to @billieeilish having a normal body has to take a hard look at themselves,” Dennings wrote last year.
“As someone who looked exactly like that at her age, it’d be nice for this unhealthy nonsense to f**k right off. She’s beautiful and normal goodbye!”
In an interview with Drew Barrymore, the WandaVision actress explained the reasons that pushed her to speak up in favor of Eilish.
“I love Billie Eilish anyway,” Dennings said.
“I was obviously in a mood that day but it’s just that… it’s a young girl, this is a child we’re talking about and I grew up […] in a time where you’re just scrutinized so much,” she said.
She also praised the “amazing body positivity movement” that has gained momentum over the last few years.
“This wasn’t the way it was and I got a lot of negative talk about my body,” Dennings said.
“I just kind of lived with it and I’m sure it created a lot of problems, I’m sure it’s why I’m kind of a jerk now,” she said.
Dennings Explains Her ‘Visceral’ Reaction To Billie Eilish Getting Body-Shamed
Dennings described her reaction to see Eilish body shamed as “visceral.”
“It’s not okay and it’s none of their business,” she said.
“And [Eilish] is a person that has created the most beautiful, culture-changing art and this is what you talk [of]? It’s so stupid to me,” she said.
Eilish also responded to trolls back in October 2020, addressing her past issues with body insecurity and eating disorders.
“If that had happened three years ago, when I was in the midst of my horrible body relationship—or dancing a ton, five years ago, I wasn’t really eating. I was, like, starving myself,’ the 19-year-old told Vanity Fair.
‘I remember taking a pill that told me that it would make me lose weight and it only made me pee the bed—when I was 12. It’s just crazy. I can’t even believe… I thought that I would be the only one dealing with my hatred for my body, but I guess the internet also hates my body. So that’s great… The internet hates women.’