Pop singer Billie Eilish is known for her genre-bending dark music and for her eclectic style.
Eilish almost exclusively appears in public adorned with large, baggy clothing. Eilish has long maintained that this choice forces fans to judge her based on her music alone, since they don't know what her body looks like.
Last weekend, however, a Twitter user took it upon himself to demonstrate that Eilish was probably right about the perils of showing off one's body as a young female pop star when he posted a rare picture of her in a tank top with the caption, "Billie Eilish is THICK." Eilish is only 17.
Fans were quick to respond to the tweet with a surge of resentment against the sexualization of women's bodies in public contexts. Some responders even suggested that the remark was harmless, prompting a larger discussion about the nature of stardom and the line between misogyny and simple physical attraction.
Do you think that the backlash against the Tweet is an overreaction, or does the Tweet go over the line? Let us know in the comments below!