Billie Eilish recently talked about her sexuality on Saturday at Variety’s annual Hitmakers Brunch. When asked whether she wanted to come out in the magazine’s Power of Women issue, Eilish acknowledged during the interview that she is LGBT. The Grammy Award-winning artist lost more than 100,000 Instagram followers after “coming out” as gay.
In the past 30 days, the singer of Bad Guy is said to have lost 117,750 followers, the majority of whom unfollowed her on December 3. According to Latestly, Eilish lost 40,428 Instagram followers the day following her red carpet interview. Eilish mentioned in the report that she is “attracted to women.”
The 21-year-old singer, nevertheless, believed it to be “obvious.” “No, I didn’t.” However, I felt as though I should have known better. “I had no idea that people were ignorant,” Eilish remarked in the interview. The singer of You Should See Me in a Crown went on to say that she doesn’t really think that “coming out” is a notion. “All I can think is, ‘Why can’t we just be?'” I’ve been doing this for a while, but I never mentioned it. Whoops,” she continued.
She also mentioned how shocked she was by the piece, stating, “I came out today, I think, after seeing the article! Alright, neat. But in the end, she felt a sense of relief that was apparent to everyone. However, I find it thrilling because, well, I suppose people were unaware, but it’s still wonderful that they are. I feel so awkward talking about it! However, I’m here for the girls, Eilish declared.
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Eilish criticized Variety on Instagram after the publication of the magazine’s most recent issue last month. She conveyed her gratitude to the magazine for giving her an award, but she was also upset that they had “outed” her on the “red carpet.” “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,'” she wrote with a carousel of photographs.