In a recent interview, Billie Eilish and her brother discussed famous red carpet looks including the Grammys. When Lady Gaga’s meat dress from the 2010 MTV VMAs showed up , the “Bad Guy” hitmaker simply summed up her reaction in a single word – “Yikes”!
The dress has always been a controversial topic among Vegans and animal rights activists. Gaga had to reinstate herself in multiple interviews, wherein she said that the dress was a comment on the military’s “Don’t ask , Don’t tell” policy which discriminates against the LGBTQ+ community.
Eilish’s negative reaction probably stems from the fact that she’s an avid follower of veganism and a staunch climate change activist. The clip of her saying “Yikes” took the internet by storm seconds after it was released!
Enraged Little Monsters came to defend their queen’s honour and started a twitter thread war, prompting the trending #BillieIsOverParty hashtag on twitter.
Aside from the most devout Gaga fans, the rest of Twitter was confused as to why a 17-year old was being criticized for raising her opinion.. Many others used this meat dress controversy to call out “cancel culture,” which has become an overwhelming trend on Twitter.
Billie responded to these fiercely at the Variety Red carpet where she was crowned Variety’s Hitmaker of the year. In her speech she said that she doesn’t engage in unimportant backlash like the meat dress and Van Halen comments .
“” Never one to let bullshit slide,”Billie responded: “I didn’t even know about it. I don’t even care. Why would I care? People try to frame me for being shady and I’m not even so I don’t care.” She then went on to explain: “I’m just being honest. I’m not gonna lie, you know what I’m saying.” Well hello. Let’s celebrate that and focus on things that are actually problematic.
Billie also addressed the Van Halen issue in the speech , wherein on the Kimmel show she was poked fun at for not knowing who Van Halen was. She said: “Thank you so much Variety. Thank you for not making me look stupid like everyone else wants to do… on TV. I love that.”
Her thick skinned attitude has helped her keep the hate at bay. The immense support and love from her brother Finneas throughout the issue is commendable. We hope that cancel culture cancels itself out.