Billie Eilish apologizes for lip-syncing slur against Asians
Hollywood singer, Billie Eilish responds to one of her viral videos, wherein she is seen lip-syncing a slur against Asians. She issued an official apology
American pop star, Billie Eilish garnered backlash on social media after one of her old videos goes viral on the internet. In the viral video, she allegedly lip-syncs to an anti-Asian slur. After receiving a massive backlash on the internet, Billie issued an official apology on her social media handles. She states that the video was taken when she was around ’12 or 14′.
The viral video shows, Billie Eilish singing Tyler the Creator’s song Fish, which contains the slur ‘c***k’. As the video surfaces on the internet, few alleged her of mocking Asian accents and also using derogatory terms against them. Billie took to her Instagram stories and posted a cryptic note-issuing an official apology. It read, “I love you guys, and many of you have been asking me to address this. And this is something that I WANT to address because I’m being labeled something that I am not. There’s a video edit going around of me when I was 13 or 14 where I mouthed a word from a song that at the time I didn’t know was a derogatory term used against members of the Asian community (sic). I am appalled and embarrassed and want to barf that I ever mouthed along to that word. This song was the only time I’d ever heard that word as it was never used around me by anyone in my family. Regardless of my ignorance and age at the time, nothing excuses the fact that it was hurtful. And for that I am sorry (sic).”
The note read further, “the other video in that edited clip is me speaking in a silly gibberish made up voice… something I started doing as a kid and has done my whole life when talking to my pets, friends, and family. It is absolute gibberish and just me goofing around and is in NO way an imitation of anyone or any language, accent, or culture in the SLIGHTEST. Anyone who knows me has seen me goofing around with voices my whole life (sic).“Regardless of how it was interpreted, I did not mean for any of my actions to have caused hurt to others and it absolutely breaks my heart that it is being labeled now in a way that might cause pain to people hearing it. 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 (sic).”
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