It's no secret that Billie Eilish likes to cover up, so when a magazine stripped her down in a Photoshopped image, she was not at all cool with it.
The mystery surrounding the 17-year-old has led some people to sexualize her, like the trolls who called out her basic white tank top. This magazine cover would have likely led to a slew of unwanted comments.
Eilish has a specific aesthetic and wanted to be involved in the artistic direction of the project. After being called out, the magazine took down the photo on its Instagram, and replaced the cover star.
The pop star was not a fan, and went off in the comments.
The artist pointed out that she and her team had never been approached for the cover, or informed that a photo of her would be edited in this way. Eilish wrote, "You're gonna make a picture of me shirtless?? That's not real?? At 17? And make it the cover????? Even if the picture was supposed to look like some robot version of me … I did not consent in any way."
But, possibly worst of all, she pointed out, "ANNNDDD YOU'RE GONNA REMOVE ALL MY [REDACTED] HAIR? Boooooooooooooo to you."
Still, a few people didn't see the problem with the edited photo and thought it was a cool piece of art.
Eilish is an artistic teen, and clearly has that creepy-cool aesthetic down. If the magazine's art team had come to her about the image, she might have had a few changes to make, but overall possibly could have gotten behind the vibe. Unfortunately it went down in an entirely different way.
Still, some people supported Wilkens' artwork and the magazine's decision. "This is amazing art! If someone made this of me and put it on the cover of a magazine I would be flattered!" one person commented.
Ultimately, though, the issue is that the singer never consented to this sexualized photo treatment.
"You think it's okay to sexualise somebody who chooses to cover up all the time to avoid being sexualised? Was the fee worth it to disrespect somebody like that? She did not consent to this. Show people some respect," another person commented.