Billie Eilish is now facing public backlash after a TikTok user unearths her past videos allegedly mocking Asians. In the clip, the 19-year-old singer seems to mimic the Asian accent and uses an ethnic slur "c---k."
User @lcxvy bravely shares a series of clips featuring Eilish and her Asian mockeries. In one clip, she seems to insult someone of Chinese descent.
Will this result in canceling the "Ocean Eyes" hitmaker?
The clip has now been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. As expected, it calls for Elish to be canceled, as seen in one of its hashtags.
The post also quickly gathers thousands of comments where fans express their disappointments over Eilish's behavior.
However, according to Fox News, the post doesn't determine when and where the videos were first posted and their original context. So, some come to the Grammy winner's defense - asking others to wait for Eilish's comment about the issue.
Some say she was only 14 years old when the clip was taken. Others blame the move on her Tourette's Syndrome, a neurological disorder that causes "involuntary physical and verbal tics." To recall, she revealed her diagnosis in 2018, though it didn't include the verbal tics.
In the clips, Eilish said the word "c---k" and spoke unintelligibly - seeming to mock the Asian accent. @lcxvy also showed a video where her brother, Finneas, called her out for "talking with a blaccent," Yahoo! News noted.
Sadly, this is just one of the several jabs Eilish is facing. She has been accused of queerbaiting after writing "I love girls" in the caption of one of her Instagram posts.
She is also being criticized for dating Matthew Tyler Vorce, who is also in hot water for his past racist and homophobic language. Anyhow, the actor has now issued an apology and addressed the issue in a post on Instagram Story, People reported.
He apologized for the offensive words that he used and admitted it was "hurtful and irresponsible."
"I understand how offensive those words are," he says. "I am ashamed and deeply sorry that I used them in any context."
He then promised not to use those words again and took full responsibility for his actions. Vorce also vowed to hold himself accountable for everything he does.
His apology came after Eilish's fans found Vorce's old tweets and Facebook posts allegedly using offensive language and insults directed toward Black and gay people. He even seemed to mock Adele and called her "British Miss Piggy" in 2012.