The Obvious Reason Billie Eilish Hated Lady Gaga’s Infamous Meat Dress

Let’s be honest, Lady Gaga’s meat dress wasn’t for everyone. That includes the “Bad Guy” singer, Billie Eilish, who responded with “yikes” at the mention of Lady Gaga’s runway moment. Why doesn’t Billie Eilish like Lady Gaga’s iconic MTV Video Music Awards outfit? Here’s what fans are saying on social media and the true reason behind her reaction.

Billie Eilish performs in concert
Billie Eilish performs in concert | Photo by Paras Griffin/WireImage

Billie Eilish and her brother, Finneas O’Connell, shared their thoughts on runway fashion

They’re two of the musicians behind songs like “Bury a Friend” and “Bad Guy.” Together, Billie Eilish and her brother, Finneas O’Connell, earned a handful of nominations at the Grammy Awards, making her one of the youngest artists in history to receive nominations in all four major categories.

During one interview with Variety, the duo discussed what they thought of runway fashion. One of the outfits they commented on was Lady Gaga’s infamous “meat dress,” worn during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards. When the dress was brought up in conversation, Billie Eilish responded with “yikes.”

Singer Lady Gaga accepts the Video of the Year award onstage during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards
Singer Lady Gaga accepts the Video of the Year award onstage during the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards | Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Billie Eilish said ‘yikes’ in response to Lady Gaga’s meat dress

Once Billie Eilish made her statement, some fans were quick to point out that the “Bad Guy” singer is, in fact, vegan. (That means she does not eat meat, dairy, or fish.) Additionally, this artist often advocates for the environment. Recently, she made a statement about climate change during her “All The Good Girls Go To Hell” music video.

“Billie Eilish is a 17-year-old who stays unproblematic, all she said was ‘yikes’ towards a meat dress since she is a vegan and eco-friendly person. Y’all just tryna cancel every successful person you don’t like #BillieEilishisoverparty,” said one Twitter user, in response to the trending topic.

Fans have split opinions about Billie Eilish’s thoughts, especially because she’s a vegan

Since the interview broke, some Twitter users started the hashtag, #BillieEilishisoverparty. As a result, fans rushed to the defense of both artists. Some sided with Billie Eilish because the artist is a vegan. Others said that Lady Gaga’s fashion set standards for other female musicians, including Billie Eilish.

“Billie Eilish disses Lady Gaga’s meat dress with a ‘yikes.’ I get she is vegan, but Gaga didn’t eat the dress. And I’m sure she didn’t get the meat from Kroger. I’m sure it was from a butcher. [You] know, people who take care of their animals,” wrote one Twitter user, defending Billie Eilish’s statement. “I love them both, but this ain’t it.”

“I find it saddening in part to see so many trying to defend Billie just saying that the dress was grim or ugly or gross and that it’s why she is excused. You are stopping at the surface, which is what many did 10 years ago,” argued another Twitter user. “Try to go a bit deeper.”

Music by both Billie Eilish and Lady Gaga is available for streaming on Spotify, Apple Music, and most major platforms.