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Billie Eilish Addresses the Alleged Racist Slur Videos That Recently Surfaced

Billie Eilish Addresses the Alleged Racist Slur Videos That Recently Surfaced

Billie Eilish has released a lengthy statement to address the recent videos that surfaced of her allegedly using a racial slur.

The 19-year-old singer spoke out on Instagram Stories on Monday evening (June 21) to explain what was happening in those videos and to apologize for any hurt she has caused.

Click inside to read Billie Eilish’s full statement…

“i love you guys, and many of you have been asking me to address this. and this is something that i WANT to address because I’m being labeled something that i am not. there’s a video edit going around of me when i was 13 or 14 where i mouthed a word from a song that at the time i didn’t know was a derogatory term used against members of the asian community,” Billie said.

She continued, “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.”

“the other video in that edited clip is me speaking in a silly gibberish made up voice… something i started doing as a kid and have done my whole life when talking to my pets, friends, and family. it is absolute gibberish and just me goofing around, and is in NO way an imitation of anyone or any language, accent, or culture in the SLIGHTEST. anyone who knows me has seen me goofing around with voices my whole life. regardless of how it was interpreted i did not mean for any of my actions to have caused hurt to others and it absolutely breaks my heart that it is being labeled now in a way that might cause pain to people hearing it,” Billie continued.

She concluded, “i not only believe in, but have always worked hard to use my platform to fight for inclusion, kindness, tolerance, equity and equality we all need to continue having conversations, listening and learning. i hear you and i love you. thank you for taking the time to read this. ”

Billie‘s boyfriend also spoke out this past week to address offensive social media posts from his past.

Billie Eilish statement on alleged racist slur
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