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Billie Eilish: Singer Says She Was Outed In Red Carpet Interview By Variety

Monday, 4 December 2023 16:18

By (C) Sky News: Niamh Lynch, news reporter

Billie Eilish at the Variety magazine event

Singer Billie Eilish has accused a US entertainment magazine of outing her and questioned why it "matters".


In a cover interview for Variety published on 13 November, the Bad Guy singer suggested she was attracted to women.

She told the outlet:

"I've never really felt like I could relate to girls very well.

"I love them so much. I love them as people. I'm attracted to them as people. I'm attracted to them for real."

In a Variety red carpet interview on Saturday, the star was asked about her sexuality, and added:

"I didn't realise people didn't know.

"Why can't we just exist? I've been doing this for a long time and I just didn't talk about it."

In an Instagram post on Sunday, the 21-year-old singer appeared to express her frustration.

She said:

"Thanks Variety for my award and for also outing me on a red carpet at 11am instead of talking about anything else that matters I like boys and girls leave me alone about it please literally who cares."

She also said she didn't believe in the concept of "coming out".

At the Variety ceremony, Eilish accepted the award for Film Song of the Year alongside her brother and collaborator Finneas for What Was I Made For from Barbie.

Variety's publishers have been contacted by Sky News for comment.

Sky News

(c) Sky News 2023: Billie Eilish: Singer says she was outed in red carpet interview by Variety

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