Billie Eilish, the Grammy-winning artist, experienced a significant decline in her Instagram followers after discussing her queerness in an interview. Reports indicated a loss of 117,750 followers within 30 days, peaking on December 3, the day following the interview where she addressed her attraction to women.
During Variety's Hitmakers Brunch event, Eilish reflected on her recent statement in a magazine about being "attracted" to women. When asked if she intended to come out in the article, she expressed surprise, mentioning that she thought it was apparent. She further expressed her disbelief in the concept of coming out, emphasizing her belief that everyone should simply exist without the need for labels or announcements.
Her comments about not adhering to the idea of coming out sparked reactions on social media, with fans expressing surprise and support.
Reflecting on the article's impact, Eilish shared her initial reaction upon realizing the public acknowledgment of her orientation, mentioning her excitement at the prospect of people knowing despite her not discussing it openly before. She nervously confirmed her support for women, expressing both excitement and trepidation about the public acknowledgment of her orientation.
Billie Eilish's candid discussion about her orientation triggered a significant online reaction, amplifying conversations about identity, acceptance, and the evolving nature of societal perceptions.
(With Agency Inputs)