Billie Eilish apologizes after video surfaces of singer mouthing racial slur
In one clip, Eilish mouthed an anti-Asian racist slur and in another video she obviously mimicked an accent.
“I am appalled and embarrassed and want to barf that I ever mouthed along to that word,” the 19-year-old composed, including that she was 13 or 14 at the time.
“This song was the only time I’d ever heard that word as it was never used around me by anyone in my family.
“No matter my lack of knowledge and age at the time, absolutely nothing excuses the truth is that it was upsetting. And for that I am sorry.”
Eilish also addressed the “ridiculous mumbo jumbo comprised voice,” saying she has used the voice her whole life when talking to pets, friends and family.
“It is outright mumbo jumbo and simply me goofing around, and remains in No Chance a replica of anybody or any language, accent, or culture in the SLIGHTEST,” she wrote.
“No Matter how it was analyzed I did not imply for any of my actions to have actually triggered injured to others and it definitely breaks my heart that it is being identified now in such a way that may trigger discomfort to individuals hearing it,” added the singer.
“I not just think in, however have actually constantly striven to utilize my platform to eliminate for addition, compassion, tolerance, equity and equality,” wrote Eilish.
“All of us require to continue having discussions, listening and discovering. I hear you and I like you. Thank you for making the effort to read this.”
Eilish recently released a single named “Your Power” and her new album, “Better Than Ever,” has a July 30 release date.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.