Fans of Billie Eilish came to her defense on social media when a grown man body-shamed the "Ocean Eyes" singer earlier this week.
The five-time Grammy Award winner is known for wearing oversized clothing for her public appearances and had always been outspoken against body-shaming.
On Monday, Twitter user "GamesNosh" – who revealed himself as a 29-year-old "boomer" – posted a paparazzi photo of Eilish walking around Los Angeles in a form-fitting tank top, shorts, socks and sandals, and captioned it with:
"in 10 months Billie Eilish has developed a mid-30's wine mom body."
in 10 months Billie Eilish has developed a mid-30's wine mom body. https://t.co/pMRFdZZ7mE— GamesNosh (@GamesNosh) 1602551529.0
Fans of the singer immediately slammed his comment.
@GamesNosh body shaming a 18 year old girl must make you feel soooo confident and manly ‼️‼️— bre (@bre) 1602609328.0
@GamesNosh So firstly factually inaccurate - 30 is way too young for wine mum body, I know this because I have a wi… https://t.co/MfGuwe4Yy5— Rowan Coleman (@Rowan Coleman) 1602661718.0
@GamesNosh And this a hole who made this comment is why millions of women starve themselves in unhealthy ways to ac… https://t.co/RsN88VXig0— Carmen Valentina (@Carmen Valentina) 1602678035.0
@GamesNosh This could only come from an incel who's never actually seen a woman's body IRL...all their knowledge of… https://t.co/DjeDim2dt7— HappyEnchilada (@HappyEnchilada) 1602661705.0
Instead of directly firing back at the troll and engaging with her protective fans, Eilish seemingly joined the conversation by addressing body positivity through her Instagram stories.
She shared a video by YouTuber Chizi Duru – who called for the normalization of bodies.
Duru explained in the video:
"Not everybody has a wagon behind them, OK? Guts are normal. They're normal. Boobs sag—especially after breastfeeding. Instagram isn't real."
Eilish also posted a picture of herself on Instagram basked in red lighting and asked social media users:
"do you really wanna go back in time?"
Eilish said she wears clothes that are "800 sizes bigger" than she is and told Vogue Australia the reason behind her style was to keep a part of herself a "mystery" to fans.
"It kind of gives nobody the opportunity to judge what your body looks like."
"I want layers and layers and layers and I want to be mysterious. You don't know what's underneath and you don't know what's on top."
She also said in a Calvin Klein ad:
"Nobody can have an opinion because they haven't seen what's underneath, you know? Nobody can be like, 'She's slim-thick', 'She's not slim-thick', 'She's got a flat a**', 'She got a fat a**'. Nobody can say any of that because they don't know."
In an April interview with Dazed, she declared that when and what she chooses to wear should be her decision to make.
"I can't stress it enough. I'm just wearing what I wanna wear. If there's a day when I'm like, 'You know what, I feel comfortable with my belly right now, and I wanna show my belly,' I should be allowed to do that."