Billie Eilish Apologizes For Using Asian Slur In Resurfaced Video: ‘It Breaks My Heart’

Billie Eilish took to her Instagram story to address and clarify an old video that showed her using an Asian slur while singing along to a song and seemingly mocking Asian accents.

Billie Eilish, 19, is apologizing for an old video that recently resurfaced on TikTok and is explaining the back story behind it. The singer appears in the video, which features more than one clip, and mouths the Asian slur “c***k” while singing along to the 2011 song “Fish” by Tyler, the Creator. She also appears to be speaking gibberish, which many people believed to be her mocking an Asian accent, in another clip. The entire video can be seen below.

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After the controversial video started making the rounds, the “Ocean Eyes” crooner posted her apology and explanation to her Instagram story in the form of a lengthy message. She started out by saying she was “13 or 14” in the video and “mouthed a word from a song that at the time I didn’t know was a derogatory term used against members of the Asian community. I am appalled and embarrassed and want to barf that I ever mouthed along to that word.”

She went on to say that she had never “ever heard” of the word before the song she was singing along to and never heard it used around her but “nothing excuses the fact” that “it is hurtful.” When addressing the second clip, she revealed that she was “in no way” mocking anyone or “any language, accent, or culture in the SLIGHTEST” and has always just made up “silly gibberish” voices that she’d use around “pets, friends, and family.”

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