Many can’t seem to get over Billie Eilish’s success as the new important pop idol to hit the airwaves. In less than a year, the singer-songwriter from LA was able to top the Billboard Hot 100 charts with her 2019 “Bad Guy” single, and has earned six Grammy Award nominations.
Prior to her milestone achievements, critics first tried to put her down by saying all she does is whisper in all of her songs. That didn’t yield the desired effect and has in fact gave the 17-year old pop icon greater Instagram exposure by becoming a popular subject of interviews.
That being the case, the media exposure only gave fans more insight about Billie Eilish; inspiring them to be as level-headed as she is despite her youth. Responding without bitterness or hate, her attitude shows she is in acceptance of how haters only prove she and her kind of music is attracting positive attention.
In response to those who criticize her style of singing by calling them whispers, she does not refute or deny it. She simply admits she whispers and nonchalantly explains that she does not belt because she cannot; whilst adding
”One doesn’t have to shout to be good at singing.”
Since the “whispers criticisms” only made Billie more endearing to her fans, and at the same time popular, critics released a compilation of videos to present proof that Billie Eilish is afflicted with Tourette Syndrome.
Billie Thinks the Tic Compilations are “Low-Key” Funny
Rather than take offense, the youngest ever recipient of 4 major Grammy Nominations in a single year, brushed off the tic compilation video as “low-key funny.”
Typical of the young pop star’s attitude toward negative publicity, she made no effort to deny her Tourette Syndrome. Nonetheless, just to set the record straight, she provided fans with a narrative for them to be able to understand her disorder and how she deals with it.
On why she did not take the initiative to tell them about the disorder, Billy explained she simply preferred to be defined by her music and not as “Billie the Singer with Tourette Syndrome.”
Her candidness and braveness in facing tests of how much fans will continue to support her only drew her closer to those who love her music. Moreover, she earned the respect of many, including parents of children who suffer from Tourette Syndrome.