Billie Eilish, Grammy-winning artist. Image: Instagram via @BillieEillish

Billie Eilish, Grammy-winning artist. Image: Instagram via @BillieEillish

Billie Eilish slams Variety for outing her on the red carpet

Billie Eilish took centre stage in a fiery clash with Variety as she slams the media giant for what she calls an ‘outing’ scandal.

Billie Eilish, Grammy-winning artist. Image: Instagram via @BillieEillish

Billie Eilish, Grammy-winning artist. Image: Instagram via @BillieEillish

Billie Eilish is no stranger to making headlines, but this time she’s grabbing attention for a different reason—she’s slamming Variety for what she calls an ‘outing’ on the red carpet.

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BILLIE EILISH AND VARIETY

The Grammy-winning artist took to Instagram to share her frustration, captioning a post with, “Thanks Variety for my award and also outing me on a red carpet at 11 am instead of talking to me about anything else that matters.”

The controversy stems from a recent red carpet interview where a Variety reporter, seemingly misinterpreting Eilish’s earlier statements about being “physically attracted” to women, probed her about her sexual orientation as reported by PageSix.

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BILLIE EILISH’S SEXUALITY

Eilish, known for her candidness, clarified that she didn’t realize people didn’t know she was queer. She expressed her bewilderment at the timing of the questioning.

“I like boys and girls, leave me alone about it, please. Who cares,” Eilish responded, showcasing her characteristic straightforwardness.

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BILLIE EILISH FRUSTRATED

In a recent profile with Variety, the ‘Bad Guy’ hitmaker opened up about her attraction to women, emphasizing that she doesn’t believe individuals, whether in the public eye or not, should feel compelled to reveal their sexuality.

Eilish’s frustration with being ‘outed’ on the red carpet echoes her sentiment of wanting to exist without the need for labels.

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BILLIE EILISH: VARIETY REMAINS SILENT

Variety, however, has remained mum on the issue, leaving fans curious about whether they will address Eilish’s comments.

The incident raises questions about the media’s responsibility in handling celebrities’ revelations and the impact of such moments on public perception.

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BILLIE EILISH ON RELATIONSHIPS

Eilish has been candid about her attraction to women, emphasizing her respect and admiration for them.

She also touched on the challenges of navigating relationships and her past experiences dating rapper Brandon ‘Q’ Adams and The Neighbourhood frontman Jesse Rutherford.

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BOUNDARIES AND ACCOUNTABILITY

This red carpet blunder highlights the importance of respectful journalism, prompting a larger conversation about the media’s role in shaping narratives, especially when it comes to personal aspects of celebrities’ lives.

As Eilish continues to make waves in the music industry, one thing is certain—she won’t back down from standing up for what she believes in.

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