Billie Eilish apologizes and clarifies a recent video that has surfaced of the singer using an Asian insult and seemingly mocking Asian accents… saying the clip is not quite as it appears.
Eilish came under fire last week after a TikTok showed her uttering the Asian insult “c *** k” as she sang along with it. Tyler the creatorthe song of “Poisson”. The whole verse of the song is, “Slip it in her glass and in the blink of an eye, with one eye, I can make a white girl look like a *** k.”
The mixed video then shows Eilish speaking the gibberish, which many believed to be her mocking an Asian accent.
In her apology Monday, Billie said the video was from the age of 13 or 14, “I said a word from a song that at the time I didn’t know it was about. ‘a derogatory term used against members of the Asian community. I am dismayed and embarrassed and want to vomit that I have ever uttered that word. “
She says the song was the only time she had heard that word, and that it was never used by a family member or anyone else around her.
As for the second part of the clip, Billie says she didn’t give a damn about Asian accents at all, and it was just a language she invented – using it with pets, friends and family. – she says: “No matter how it was interpreted, I didn’t mean to say that any of my actions caused harm to others and it breaks my heart that she is being labeled now in a way that could cause pain to those who hear it. “
Tyler’s song, the Creator was released in 2011 … and from what we can see, he never received a serious reaction for using the insult.