Billie Eilish has stirred up a social media tornado that even Dorothy wouldn’t have seen coming. This 21-year-old pop sensation recently spilled the tea on her romantic preferences, and oh boy, did the internet react like it just found out cats can talk.
Billie, the fearless trendsetter she is, dropped the bomb about her attraction to women during a red carpet event at Variety’s Hitmakers shindig on Dec. 2. The aftermath was so wild that if Instagram followers were roller coaster passengers, they would’ve been gripping their seats for dear life.
In a plot twist more dramatic than a telenovela, our girl Billie witnessed a rapid descent of almost 10,000 followers on the very day she decided to let the world in on her secret love affair with Variety’s red carpet. It was like social media took a collective gasp and hit the unfollow button faster than you can say “Oops, I did it again.”
The exodus continued, with an additional 75,000 followers packing their bags the next day, followed by nearly 50,000 more on a gloomy Monday. It’s like Instagram turned into Noah’s Ark, and people were jumping ship like they just spotted a pair of unicorns doing the tango.
Our Grammy-winning rebel had already spilled the rainbow-colored beans in a Variety interview, and then she doubled down on the red carpet, basically dropping the sexuality bomb like it was hot. Her response to the fallout? A casual Instagram post thanking Variety for an award and wondering why she couldn’t have revealed her romantic inclinations at a more chill time, like maybe during afternoon tea.
In her own words, “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, ever the maverick, took a sassy stance on the whole ‘coming out’ concept, basically asking why people can’t just exist without slapping labels on everything. She shrugged off the whole affair, saying, “I saw the article, and I was like, Oh, I guess I came out today. I guess people didn’t know, so it’s cool that they know… I am for the girls.”
But of course, in the grand arena of social media, where everyone’s got an opinion, some users decided to rain on Billie’s parade. Negative comments flew in like confetti, with people labeling her as ‘disgusting’ and threatening to hit that unfollow button harder than a toddler with a toy hammer.
One person even went on a mini rant, saying, “Babe…. No one outed you; you literally had a conversation with the interviewer and said it yourself, basically? What?” Another brought up the age factor, claiming, “You’re too old to be accusing someone of something you did yourself. Outing is serious, and that interviewer did no such thing. If you didn’t want to talk about it, say that, but don’t act like you didn’t mention it on your own, weirdo.”
But fear not, defenders of truth and justice, for there were those who swooped in to defend Billie and the interviewer. One noble soul pointed out, “It’s not really fair to say ‘outed’ on a red carpet. You had a conversation with a gay interviewer about the cover story where you came out. She was doing her job.” Talk about a plot twist in the comments section!
So, in the grand saga of Billie Eilish’s social media roller coaster, the only thing we know for sure is that the internet is a wild, unpredictable place where even a red carpet stroll can turn into a storm of unfollows and heated debates. Buckle up, because you never know when the next celebrity revelation will send social media into a spin faster than you can say “gossip.”
Billie Eilish has lost more than 100,000 followers on Instagram after coming out. pic.twitter.com/jxsNg5okQI
— Pop Tingz (@ThePopTingz) December 3, 2023