The Daily Mail published photos of Billie Eilish without her signature baggy clothes in October.
The singer said she was "offended" when people praised her for being comfortable in "bigger skin."
"Jesus Christ?! Good for me? F--- off!" Eilish said in British Vogue's June issue.
In October, The Daily Mail published pictures of the "Bad Guy" singer wearing a form-fitted tank top and shorts while running errands in Los Angeles. The photographs garnered widespread attention, as it's rare to see the 19-year-old in anything aside from her signature baggy clothes.
While the comments body-shaming Eilish bothered her, the positive responses to the photos got under her skin as well.
"It made me really offended when people were like, 'Good for her for feeling comfortable in her bigger skin,'" she told British Vogue. "Jesus Christ?! Good for me? F--- off!"
Eilish added, "The more the internet and the world care about somebody that's doing something they're not used to, they put it on such a high pedestal that then it's even worse."
Shortly after the Daily Mail released the photos of Eilish, she reshared a video from YouTuber Chizi Duru, who said people need to "start normalizing real bodies."
She also addressed the dialogue surrounding the paparazzi photos two months later during her Vanity Fair "time capsule" interview. When asked about the "biggest rumor" she's heard about herself, she brought up the pictures, saying they were taken when she was wearing a tank top on a "110-degree day."
"Everyone's like, 'Damn, Billie got fat!'" she said. "And I'm like, 'Nope, this is just how I look! You've just never seen it before!'"
Eilish added, "So that's like, the most current one, but whatever."
The Grammy-winning singer started wearing oversized garments because she "hated" her body, she revealed in an April 2020 interview with Dazed. Eilish has become a "bit more OK" with her body as time has passed, she explained.
She told British Vogue that her body, and especially her stomach, remains her "deepest insecurity," hence her gravitation to the corsets she had on for the photo shoot.
By the time the magazine released its June cover featuring the "Your Power" singer, she had already premeditated the criticism that would arise from her decision to wear a restrictive garment.
She anticipated questions like, "If you're about body positivity, why would you wear a corset?" and "Why wouldn't you show your actual body?"
Eilish said she's learned to separate herself from judgment, opting instead to follow the path that makes her feel the best about herself.
"My thing is that I can do whatever I want," she said. "It's all about what makes you feel good. If you want to get surgery, go get surgery. If you want to wear a dress that somebody thinks that you look too big wearing, f--- it - if you feel like you look good, you look good."
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