Billie Eilish Calls Out Magazine For Putting A “Topless” Robot Version Of Her On The Cover
If you’re not familiar with the magazine industry, you might think that artists have a say on whether their photo is used on a cover or not. Unfortunately, that’s not the case, as Billie Eilish has just learned. The singer was shocked to see that Nylon Germany put a topless, robot version of her on its latest digital cover without her consent. The 17-year-old decided to call the publication out directly in its Instagram comments and she was SUPER p*ssed.
“what the f*ck is this shit.
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. youre gonna make a picture of me shirtless?? thats not real?? at 17? and make it the cover???? even if the picture was supposed to look like some robot version of me… i did not consent in any way.
4. ANNNDDD YOU’RE GONNA REMOVE ALL MY F*CKIN HAIR?
booooooooooo to you??”
In response to Billie’s comment, the publication edited its Instagram caption to include a paragraph directed at Billie and her fans. It wrote:
“To you, @billieeilish & your fans:
For this cover, it was never our intention to create a look that is confusing or insulting to Billie Eilish. It was only ever our intention to honor Billies impact and her work by creating this avatar which is part of a cover series highlighting the power of digital prodigy artists. This avatar is a piece of 3D artwork created in dedication to her achievements and the positive effect she has had on millions around the globe – including us.”
That’s the greatest non-apology we’ve ever seen! Fans of the “Bad Guy” singer continued to criticize Nylon Germany in the Instagram comments.
“y’all just embarrassed yourself big time lmao,” wrote one fan. “Stop using her for clout, it’s so disrespectful,” said another.
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This is not a good look for Nylon Germany …