Billie Eilish Slams ‘Nylon Germany’ Over Disturbing Photo of Her

Singer Billie Eilish
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Billie Eilish may be a young singer, but that doesn’t mean that you should expect to see her on any Disney Channel specials any time soon. During her short career, she has become an international superstar and has transformed the way that the world views teenage singers. She is known for making music that has a unique sound with a dark and weird aura. 

Another thing that Eilish is known for is her ability to stand her ground and say what is on her mind. She recently proved that she is not afraid to stand up for herself when a German magazine published a disturbing photo of her.

How old is Billie Eilish?

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Eilish was born on December 18, 2001, which makes her 17 years old. She grew up in Los Angeles, CA and has always loved music and dancing. When she was 14 years old, she created a song called “Ocean Eyes.” According to Vox, she uploaded the song to SoundCloud so that her dance teacher could listen to it. By the time that she got out of bed the next morning, the song had already been heard by many people and was starting to go viral.

Shortly after that, she signed a record deal with Darkroom and Interscope Records. It was at that point that her career really started to take off. It seemed like every song that Eilish came out with would immediately go straight to the top of the charts. After creating songs like “Bury a Friend” and “Bad Guy,” the singer now has three platinum and seven gold singles.

A disturbing photo of Billie Eilish surfaces on a digital magazine cover

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Fans were recently surprised to see a unique picture of Eilish on the cover of Nylon Germany. The picture depicted a 3D drawing of a robotic version of Eilish. While fans are used to seeing Eilish being depicted in creative and unique pictures, what they are not used to is seeing Eilish learning that she is on the cover of a magazine at the same time that her fans do.

When the magazine posted the picture on Instagram, Eilish could not believe her eyes. She commented on the picture, saying that she did not appreciate the fact that Nylon Germany would put her on the cover without her knowledge or letting her be a part of the creative process. Another thing that world-renowned singer did not like is the fact that she is only 17 years old and the picture depicted her as being completely topless.

‘Nylon Germany’ responds to the backlash

After Eilish and her fans voiced their outrage over the picture, Nylon Germany changed the caption on the picture to help better explain their side of the story. 

The caption read: 

“To you, @billieeilish & your fans: For this cover, it was never our intention to create a look that is confusing or insulting to Billie Eilish. It was only our intention to honor Billies impact and her work by creating this avatar which is part of a cover series highlighting the power of digital prodigy artists. The avatar is a piece of 3D artwork created in dedication to her achievements and the positive effect she has had on millions around the globe – including us.”

Since releasing the statement, the publication deleted the picture from their Instagram account. The magazine did not technically apologize to Eilish, but they did try to let the public know that they did not think they were doing anything wrong at the time, and the picture was just their way of showing respect to Eilish.

Whether or not Nylon Germany knew that posting a picture of Eilish on the cover of their magazine was wrong, we just hope that they have learned their lesson and will now talk to the artists before creating pictures of them without their knowledge.