Singer Billie Eilish apologizes for using Asian slur in old video
Billie Eilish, an American musician, has apologized for using an Asian slur in an old video that just emerged online.
The artist was seen uttering or mouthing a racist slur and making fun of non-English speakers in a video uploaded on TikTok. One video purports to show Eilish singing along to Tyler the Creator’s song “Fish,” which contains the anti-Asian slur “ch***,” while the other purports to show Eilish mocking accents.
On Monday, June 21, the 19-year-old released an Instagram message, claiming she was “appalled and ashamed” for mouthing along to an anti-Asian slur from Tyler the Creator’s 2011 song “Fish.”
The artist stated that the second video in no way ridiculed Asian accents. It was just a language she made up, she claimed, and she used it with her pets, friends, and family.
She stated, “The other video in that edited film is me speaking in a humorous gibberish made-up voice…something I started doing as a toddler and have done my whole life while conversing to my pets, friends, and family.” She is sorry if her “gibberish” upsets others who hear it.