Opinion

Billie Eilish losing 100,000 followers from Instagram, shows why people need to grow up!

Mehek Kapoor
Stories From Heart

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Billie Eilish is the girl who was spotted with loose, baggy and funky clothes everywhere. She became the icon real quick, because a lot of people could relate with her being not so ‘superstar-ish’, and another group of people could relate with her being not so ‘feminine’! She was the ultimate rule-breaker, and lauded for ‘being herself’.

Billie Eilish with her awards and signature style!
Billie Eilish with her awards and signature style!

She wouldn’t fit into the social rules established for women, but suddenly something happened that forced her followers to unfollow her from Instagram, where she has over 90 million followers till date. She lost 100,000 followers in a matter of hours, after she posted this photo, here —

Billie Eilish at Met Gala 2021, wearing a corset dress
Billie Eilish at Met Gala 2021, wearing a corset dress

In this picture, she shed her previous image of the ‘bad girl’, ‘rule-breaker’, and appeared more in lines with how a woman is supposed to be. More feminine maybe? Maybe this is what triggered her fans into unfollowing her in massive numbers. Here is what Eilish had to say about it all —

“People hold on to these memories and have an attachment. But it’s very dehumanising. I…

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