Billie Eilish Urges Fans to ‘Be Smarter,’ Stop Eating Animals ‘Fully Tortured’ and Go Vegan Instead
Despite her extremely unique sense of style and overall personality, plenty of fans look up to musical wunderkind Billie Eilish and want to be just like her. Unfortunately, if any of those faithful followers enjoy hamburgers and cheesesteaks, they’ll have to find some sort of plant-based alternative.
The 18-year-old singer-songwriter is an outspoken vegan with a penchant for burritos and other non-meat foods. And Eilish isn’t shy about voicing her reasons for giving up animal products as a lifestyle choice. In an interview, the “Ocean Eyes” singer urged fans to consider forgoing meat themselves, especially if they cared about animals.
Billie Eilish shared a video of animal mistreatment to promote going vegan
In 2019, Eilish reached out to more than 31 million of her followers (at the time) on Instagram and shared a video documenting incidents of animal cruelty in the food manufacturing industry. An undercover video showed employees of the Fairlife dairy brand mistreating the dairy cows in their care. Eilish made no secret of her feelings about the footage.
“I keep my mouth shut most of the time about this because I believe everyone should do eat and say whatever they want … and I don’t feel the need to shove what I believe in, in anyone’s face,” Eilish said in an Instagram story.
“But man … if you can watch the videos that I just posted and not give a f*ck that it’s you contributing by literally eating the creatures that are being fully tortured just for your pleasure, I feel sorry for you.”
Eilish believes going meat-free will make a difference
In her Instagram stories, the singer encouraged fans to support animals through their actions, promising that a small act of resistance can make a huge impact.
“I understand that meat tastes good … and I know you think you’re just one person and it won’t change anything if you stop but that’s ignorant and stupid,” she wrote. “If you have half a brain, you should know ‘one person’ adds up. Be smarter.”
It’s unclear if any of Eilish’s fans were moved to go meat-free based on her pleading posts. But the video Eilsh shared did lead to a few big changes. After the videos of cow mistreatment went viral, Fairlife released a statement saying they’d be hiring a third-party auditor to catch these violations of protocol and that those actions would not be tolerated.
Plus, Fairlife discontinued their relationship with Fair Oaks Farm where the videos were filmed. The employees in the videos were fired and charged with animal cruelty.
What does Billie Eilish eat in a day?
It’s obvious that you won’t be catching Eilish scarfing down a hot dog or even ice cream anytime soon. So, what does she eat?
Since 2014, the teenage prodigy has been strictly vegan and enjoying a plethora of plant-based foods including anything made with tofu and Indian cuisine. She especially enjoys spicy entrees and peanut butter chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
Eilish’s all-time favorite food is burritos, especially from Taco Bell, where she’s known to order 20 bean burritos.