American music sensation, Billie Eilish has tendered a public apology to her fans, following the surface of her old video in which she was seen making an Asian slur.
The video was shared by a TikToker, where Billie was seen making fun of non-English speakers, while mouthing a racial slur. One video shows Eilish singing along to Tyler the Creator’s song, “Fish,” which uses the anti-Asian slur “ch***.” TikTokers accused Eilish of making fun of the Asian accents.
Poor Billie however, took to Instagram, where she published an apology via her Instagram Stories on Monday June 21, insisting that she was “appalled and embarrassed” for mouthing along to an anti-Asian slur from Tyler the Creator’s 2011 song “Fish.”
She claimed she was ignorant at the time, as she was only 13 or 14 of age when the said video was recorded. She wrote; “I love you guys, and many of you have been asking me to address this. And this is something that I WANT to address because I’m being labeled something that I am not.
“This song was the only time i’d ever heard that word as it was never used around me by anyone in my family.
“Regardless of my ignorance and age at the time, nothing excuses the fact that it was hurtful. and for that I am sorry.”
When commenting on the second clip, the singer said that it was by no means mocking Asian accents. According to her, this is just a language she made up-to use with pets, friends and family.
She wrote “the other video in that edited clip is me speaking in a silly gibberish made up voice…something i started doing as a kid and have done my whole life when talking to my pets, friends, and family.”