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.

In a now-deleted Instagram post, Nylon Germany announced Billie Eilish would be featured on its cover. 

Pop Crave News shared the magazine cover that featured the young pop star edited to oblivion to look like a digital robot of some kind. The image was meant to be a commentary on pop stars in the digital age, but the actual treatment ended up looking like a sexualized version of the teenager completely topless. Plus, the artist made her bald, which Eilish was not cool with in the slightest.

The pop star was not a fan, and went off in the comments. 

Nylon Germany magazine cover Billie Eilish comment
photo: Instagram/nylongermany

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." 

The magazine has now replaced Eilish with German influencers Lisa and Lena Mantler. 

Nylon apologized to Billie for the inappropriate photo and wrote that they didn't mean any harm by the image. But the magazine still removed the post from its Instagram, and are now focusing on its two new cover stars, Lisa and Lena. 

The issue focuses on teen pop stars and their influence in the digital age. The caption pointed this out: "This issue is all different while still keeping our NYLON spirit alive: Telling the story of digital prodigies who are redefining the future of being a Teen Superstar. The artistic creation of the avatars is dedicated to the achievements and the positive effects they have had on millions around the globe ­­— including us." 

Visual artist Marcel C. Wilkens received backlash after sharing Eilish's photo, even after she had called it out. 

Wilkens was clearly still proud of his art and shared it to his feed and in his Instagram Stories. The CGI artist transformed this pop star and the young twins into these fembot-esque characters for the magazine. Plus, other young stars, mostly women, are featured in the issue, though it's unclear if they were also edited by the artist.

Eilish and the Mantler twins' photos were edited in the same style as Wilkens' other artwork. 

Many of Wilkens' digital artwork include naked women in that same robot style. A quick glance through his feed shows how his art sexually objectifies women, which makes the images of Eilish even more concerning. 

One person commented on his photo of Eilish: "I didn’t have any problem with this cover until I saw the rest of your work and the real meaning behind it. It’s 2019, we don’t depict women as sex objects anymore. Sorry you still have that urge."

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.