17-Year-Old Billie Eilish Is Mad That a Magazine Sexualized Her and Removed Her Hair

August 30, 2019

Billie Eilish has slammed Nylon Germany for including a fully digital rendering of her, which shows her topless and bald, on its latest cover. Page Six reports that the 17-year-old pop star responded in a comment on the magazine’s Instagram this week, writing, “what the f**k is this s**t. 1. i was never approached by nylon about this piece whatsoever. i did not know it was happening nor did anyone on my team. 2. this is not even a real picture of me. i had absolutely no creative input. 3. you’re gonna make a picture of me shirtless?? thats not real?? at 17? and make it the cover????” The publication has since edited its original post with an apology to the singer, writing, “It was only ever our intention to honor Billie's impact and her work by creating this avatar which is part of a cover series highlighting the power of digital prodigy artists.” Awkward.