Billie Eilish Slams ‘Nylon’ for Using Bald, ‘Shirtless’ Avatar of Her on Cover
Billie Eilish rightly lost her chill after Nylon Germany decided to put her on the cover of their magazine without her consent. It sees the singer transformed into a bald, topless robot.
The 17-year-old, who said she wasn't even approached by the publication about covering the issue, slammed the photo in the comments section on Instagram. "What the f--k is this s--t?” she asked. "I was never approached by Nylon about this piece whatsoever. I did not know it was happening nor did anyone on my team."
“This is not even a real picture of me. I had absolutely no creative input. You’re gonna make a picture of me shirtless? That’s not real? At 17? And make it the cover? Even if the picture was supposed to look like some robot version of me," she continued. “I did not consent in any way. AND YOU’RE GONNA REMOVE ALL MY F--KIN HAIR?”
Following Eilish's comments, Nylon responded by updating their Instagram caption and issuing an apology to explain that it was never their intention to insult her or offend her fans.
"For this cover, it was never our intention to create a look that is confusing or insulting to Billie Eilish, "they wrote. "It was only ever our intention to honor Billies impact and her work by creating this avatar which is part of a cover series highlighting the power of digital prodigy artists. This avatar is a piece of 3D artwork created in dedication to her achievements and the positive effect she has had on millions around the — including us.“
Check out the Nylon cover, below: