NYLON Germany decided to give Billie Eilish a drastic digitally enhanced makeover for their September issue cover and the singer is not having it.
The magazine debuted its back-to-back September covers on Instagram featuring “digital prodigies.” One out of the two covers drew in some serious flak after Eilish called them out for using and manipulating her image without her permission. The cover in question featured a bald and topless android-like version of the “Bad Guy” hitmaker. Needless to say, Eilish, who is known to be protective of her public image, was not happy about it at all.
In the comment section of the now-deleted post, Eilish didn’t hold anything back as she dragged the magazine for using the unauthorized image for their cover. The singer says the magazine did not approach her or her representatives to ask consent over the image. She also pointed out that the picture isn’t a real adding that she was not asked for her creative input.
One particular thing that the singer found off is how she was portrayed in the cover naked. Because what underage girl wants to be sexualized on a publication?
“3. youre gonna make a picture of me shirtless?? thats not real?? at 17? and make it the cover???? even if the picture was supposed to look like some robot version of me… i did not consent in any way,” she continued.
“4. ANNNDDD YOU’RE GONNA REMOVE ALL MY F**KIN HAIR? boooooooooooo to you.”
Eilish topped off her understandable tirade against the magazine with an emoji of a hand flipping off.
Laura is a reporter and a gossip columnist for Best in Australia. She focuses on celebrities, science and social affairs in Australia and worldwide.