Billie Eilish racial slur: On Tuesday, singer Billie Eilish apologised for her use of an anti-Asian slur in a resurfaced video. In the last week’s resurfaced clips, she could be heard mouthing a racist slur as a young teen.
The Lost Cause singer took to Instagram Stories to post a statement, addressing an edited compilation video that appeared to show her saying an offensive term. “Many of you have been asking me to address this,” Eilish wrote to her fans who have been requesting a response from the singer. The 19-year-old further stated, “and this is something that I WANT to address because i’m being labeled something that I am not.”
Here’s the resurfaced video that has been doing rounds online:
And also just found out that billie eilish is dating a 30yr old man who is a racist homophobe 😀 pic.twitter.com/vIMGjegHxZ
— k a i r i (@kaistallion) June 14, 2021
The Grammy winner went on to explain that she was barely thirteen or above when she made the video in question. The word, she said she picked up from a song that at the time she didn’t know was a “derogatory term“.
Billie Eilish racial slur: She admitted, “I am appalled and embarrassed and want to barf that I ever mouthed along to that word.”
The singer-songwriter addressed the video and clarified that the second half of the video was in a silly gibberish made up voice and, as a kid, she was “just (her) goofing around”. She said it is in no way an imitation of anyone or any language, accent, or culture in the slightest.
She further claimed that she didn’t understand its meaning, given the fact that no one in her family had ever used it around her. Regardless, Eilish accepted that her “ignorance and age at the time, nothing excuses the fact is that it was hurtful,” she wrote. “and for that i am sorry.”
“I not only believe in, but have always worked hard to use my platform to fight for inclusion, kindness, tolerance, equity and equality. We all need to continue having conversations, listening and learning. I hear you and I love you. Thank you for taking the time to read this,” she concluded her note.