Billie Eilish hits out after being 'outed on a red carpet at 11am'

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By James Kay

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Billie Eilish has taken to social media to express that she didn't expect to be "outed on a red carpet at 11 am".

In a recent red-carpet interview, Billie delved deeper into her sexuality, building on revelations made in a recent cover story for Variety.

In her Variety cover story last month, Billie admitted: "I never really felt like [I] could relate to girls very well."

Despite struggling to embrace the concept of being a "girls girl," she conveyed a genuine love and attraction towards women, both emotionally and physically, while acknowledging feelings of intimidation due to their beauty and presence.

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Billie has shared that she didn't expect to be "outed" on the red carpet. Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty

This newfound openness prompted speculation about whether Billie was explicitly coming out, a significant departure for the artist known for keeping her relationships and sexuality private.

Despite her past public relationships with men, including the recent breakup with rocker Jesse Rutherford, she has faced accusations of "queerbaiting" in her art.

Addressing criticism in a 2021 interview with Elle, she defended her right to privacy, asserting that her sexuality is no one else's business. However, recent events suggest a shift in her approach to this aspect of her life.

On December 2, at Variety’s seventh annual Hitmakers brunch in Los Angeles, Billie elaborated on her November Variety cover story in an interview with Tiana DeNicola. When DeNicola praised the positive reception from women regarding Billie's comments, the singer responded: "I'm still scared of [women], but I think they're pretty."

Amid laughter, DeNicola asked: "Billie! Did you mean to come out in the story?"

Billie responded in a very straightforward manner: "Girl... no I didn't. But I kinda thought... wasn't it obvious? Like, it's kinda been...I didn't realize people didn't know."

Expressing a desire for a future where coming out is unnecessary, Billie said: "I just don't really believe in it. Why can't we just exist? I've been doing this for a long time and I just didn't talk about it."

It would seem that the singer didn't expect what she believed to be a passing comment to become such a big thing, as she has recently taken to social media to express her shock.

She said: "Thanks variety for my award and for also outing me on a red carpet at 11 am instead of talking about anything else that matters i like boys and girls leave me alone about it please literally who cares stream 'what was i made for'."

Billie's fanbase, as devoted as ever, rallied around the star and filled the comments section with messages of support, telling her to "keep [her] head up," and that they are "always there for [her]."

Featured image credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty

Billie Eilish hits out after being 'outed on a red carpet at 11am'

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Billie Eilish has taken to social media to express that she didn't expect to be "outed on a red carpet at 11 am".

In a recent red-carpet interview, Billie delved deeper into her sexuality, building on revelations made in a recent cover story for Variety.

In her Variety cover story last month, Billie admitted: "I never really felt like [I] could relate to girls very well."

Despite struggling to embrace the concept of being a "girls girl," she conveyed a genuine love and attraction towards women, both emotionally and physically, while acknowledging feelings of intimidation due to their beauty and presence.

size-full wp-image-1263239173
Billie has shared that she didn't expect to be "outed" on the red carpet. Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty

This newfound openness prompted speculation about whether Billie was explicitly coming out, a significant departure for the artist known for keeping her relationships and sexuality private.

Despite her past public relationships with men, including the recent breakup with rocker Jesse Rutherford, she has faced accusations of "queerbaiting" in her art.

Addressing criticism in a 2021 interview with Elle, she defended her right to privacy, asserting that her sexuality is no one else's business. However, recent events suggest a shift in her approach to this aspect of her life.

On December 2, at Variety’s seventh annual Hitmakers brunch in Los Angeles, Billie elaborated on her November Variety cover story in an interview with Tiana DeNicola. When DeNicola praised the positive reception from women regarding Billie's comments, the singer responded: "I'm still scared of [women], but I think they're pretty."

Amid laughter, DeNicola asked: "Billie! Did you mean to come out in the story?"

Billie responded in a very straightforward manner: "Girl... no I didn't. But I kinda thought... wasn't it obvious? Like, it's kinda been...I didn't realize people didn't know."

Expressing a desire for a future where coming out is unnecessary, Billie said: "I just don't really believe in it. Why can't we just exist? I've been doing this for a long time and I just didn't talk about it."

It would seem that the singer didn't expect what she believed to be a passing comment to become such a big thing, as she has recently taken to social media to express her shock.

She said: "Thanks variety for my award and for also outing me on a red carpet at 11 am instead of talking about anything else that matters i like boys and girls leave me alone about it please literally who cares stream 'what was i made for'."

Billie's fanbase, as devoted as ever, rallied around the star and filled the comments section with messages of support, telling her to "keep [her] head up," and that they are "always there for [her]."

Featured image credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Getty