Billie Eilish has released a short film titled ‘NOT MY RESPONSIBILITY’. The video, which addresses the public’s perception of the artist’s body and clothing, premiered at the opening night of her now-postponed 2020 world tour in Miami. Watch it below.
Against a chilling instrumental backdrop, the film sees Eilish removing layers of clothing before sinking into water. “The body I was born with – is it not what you wanted?” she asks. “If I wear what is comfortable, I am not a woman,” she continues. “If I shed the layers, I’m a slut.”
“Would you like me to be smaller? Weaker? Softer? Taller? Would you like me to be quiet? Do my shoulders provoke you? Does my chest? Am I my stomach? My hips?” she goes on to ask.
As she sinks further into the dark, the film ends with the question: “Is my value based only on your perception? Or is your opinion of me not my responsibility?”
Earlier this month, Eilish announced she would postponing all remaining tour dates of her ‘Where Do We Go?’ tour due to the coronavirus pandemic.