Billie Eilish has come under fire for allegedly saying “ch*nk” and using a mock Asian accent in a series of clips posted on TikTok this week.
The allegation: TikTok user @lcxvy compiled the undated clips and captioned the allegedly problematic parts on Monday.
- In one of them, Eilish can be heard seemingly saying the word “ch*nk.”
- Another shows the 19-year-old singer speaking unintelligibly and in what sounded like a mock Asian accent.
- User @lcxvy also included a clip in which Eilish’s brother, Finneas, allegedly calls her out for “talking with a blaccent.”
@lcxvyReply to @.lisqvz #billieeilish #billieeilishcancelled lol♬ original sound – lena :]
What people are saying: As of this writing, the TikTok video — which was also reposted on Twitter — has garnered nearly one million views and drawn mixed reactions from users.
- Some accused Eilish of being racist and demanded an apology.
- Others came to the singer’s defense, claiming she was only 14 in the clips compiled and wondered if it was a tic from her Tourettes syndrome.
- Meanwhile, others pointed out that the clips lacked context and urged Eilish to address the accusations.
billie eilish has been racist to asians on multiple occasions (saying the c slur and mocking asian languages) but no one ever talks about it.
— jessi (@nomorecrackers) June 14, 2021
wait billie eilish mocked asian people and it’s on video 😐😐
— kiz 🏩🎠💗 (@gentIedom) June 14, 2021
yeah, so, for those who didn’t know (like me, i just saw it on tiktok)
apart from fetishising wlw, and mocking black ppl/miss using aave, billie eilish also used a racial slur used against asians, and mocked asian languages
(lemme know if y’all want proof)
— iuli⁷🧈 (@snowflrs) June 14, 2021
The bigger picture: The allegation is one of several jabs faced by Eilish on social media at present.
- The singer is being criticized for allegedly dating a “racist” and “homophobic” man, actor Matthew Tyler Vorce, 29.
- She is also at the center of queerbaiting accusations after writing “I love girls” in the caption of a recent Instagram photo.
NextShark has reached out to High Rise PR and Paradigm Talent Agency for further comment.
Featured Image via @lcxvy