Billie Eilish Calls Out Nylon for Bizarre Cover Shot
The singer made her feelings plain about the manipulated image.
“What the fuck is this shit?” was Billie Eilish’s initial reaction to seeing the photo Nylon Germany used for a cover story on the pop star. She took her complaints directly to the mag’s Instagram page, posting a comment under the image:
“I was never approached by Nylon about this piece whatsoever. I did not know it was happening nor did anyone on my team. This is not even a real picture of me. I had absolutely no creative input. 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. AND YOU’RE GONNA REMOVE ALL MY FUCKIN HAIR?”
Nylon reacted quickly to Eilish’s commentary, posting an explanation for the image, and apologizing for any offense taken:
“For this cover, it was never our intention to create a look that is confusing or insulting to Billie Eilish. It was only ever our intention to honor Billie’s impact and her work by creating this avatar which is part of a cover series highlighting the power of digital prodigy artists. This avatar is a piece of 3D artwork created in dedication to her achievements and the positive effect she has had on millions around the—including us.”
But the image remains public on the pub’s Instagram, with an onslaught of complaints from Billie’s fans below it.