GRAMMY-WINNING SINGER BILLIE EILISH APOLOGISES FOR LIP-SYNCING A RACIST SLUR.
Written by crest887fm on June 23, 2021
Grammy-winning singer Billie Eilish has apologised after a video surfaced which appeared to show her mouthing a racist slur.
In a statement on her Instagram story, the singer said she was “appalled and embarrassed” by the clip.
An edited compilation video was posted to Tiktok earlier this month in which she appeared to mouth an anti-Asian slur which appeared in Tyler the creator’s 2011 song fish.
In her apology, Billie said she was “13 or 14” in the videos and did not know at the time the slur was a derogatory term.
She wrote “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 is that it was hurtful. And for that I am sorry.”
“I love you guys, and many of you have been asking me to address this. And this is something I want to address because I’m being labelled something that I am not,’’
She added that the footage of her imitating accents was her speaking in a “silly gibberish made up voice”, something she’s done since she was a child.