/ 16 December 2021

Billie Eilish ‘devastated’ by online viewing

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

OK, we’re going to have to be careful about this one to stay in your inbox… When we say ‘online viewing’, we mean videos of what adults who love each other very much do with their free time. But the singing/songwriting superstar says her issue isn’t representations of love – it’s the violent and abusive content she started watching as an 11yo that “destroyed” her brain and caused her to suffer nightmares, she says. Talking to SiriusXM’s Howard Stern, she said “I was an advocate, and I thought I was one of the guys and would talk about it and think I was really cool for not having a problem with it and not seeing why it was bad.” Looking back, Eilish says it’s a “real problem” that many young people’s understanding of physical intimacy is distorted, including when it comes to consent. Experts have been saying the same thing for a while now.

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