Billie Eilish slammed for ‘mocking Asian accents’ in strange resurfaced videos
Billie Eilish has come under fire from outraged fans after being accused of using racial slurs and mocking Asian people for their accents.
This comes after a TikTok video resurfaced online on Monday (June 14) which showed the 19-year-old singer allegedly saying the word 'ch*nk' – an offensive racial slur directed towards Chinese people – in a compilation of undated video clips.
In a second clip of the controversial video, Billie is accused of mocking the Asian accent as her brother Finneas later calls her out for speaking with a 'black accent'.
It is not currently known when the videos were taken or what the context was.
The video clips left many fans shocked and upset with the seven-time Grammy Award winning artist, with some calling on her to be "cancelled".
One angry social media user took to the comments section writing: "Billie Eilish mocking black and Asian accents is so gross."
A second penned: "Billie Eilish has been racist to Asians on multiple occasions (saying the c slur and mocking asian languages) but no one ever talks about it."
A third wrote: "No longer a fan of Billie Eilish after she mocked Asians and their accents. She's so f****ed up, that's why so much Asian hate if Covid-19 hasn't made people nuts already people still disrespect based on culture and ethnicity now."
And another added: "I liked her [so much] I'm so disappointed."
However, others defended the star citing her Tourette syndrome, which she first spoke of in 2018, which causes involuntary tics which can manifest as movements or sounds.
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This scandal comes after Billie found herself at the centre of another controversy after she was accused of "queerbaiting" by her followers on Instagram.
Last week, the singer shared a series of behind-the-scenes footage from her new music video for her single Lost Cause.
In the snaps, Billie is seen frolicking with a bunch of female friends at a party and sticking her tongue out.
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The singer posted a selection of edgy photos with the flirty caption: "I love girls," which prompted some of her 86.9million fans to criticise her actions.
One TikTok outraged user commented: "Acting sexual with girls to draw in more audience is gross."
A second questioning fan wrote: "Funny she is posting this in June, Pride Month. Bestie you better not be queerbaiting."
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A third then added: "Bye I literally cannot. It's like if she's coming out good for her but if she claims to be straight after this, bestie it's queerbaiting sorry…"
However, some of Billie's fans actually thought she could be coming out in the post or discussing her sexuality.
One delighted fan wrote: "Uhm this better be you coming out cause I've been simping [crushing] my whole life."
Other followers were quick to show their support by saying she looked "stunning as ever" and "confident".
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Rich Ferraro, who is a chief communications officer at GLAAD, has discussed what "queerbaiting" means and told Yahoo Life: "We often see it from brands or talent who are trying to market products or projects to the community and have a goal not to create change, but to profit from LGBTQ dollars."
Urban Dictionary also defined the term as: "A marketing technique used to attract queer viewers that involves creating romantic or sexual tension between two same-sex characters but never making it canon or evolving on it."
This follows Billie making an appearance on the July to August cover of Rolling Stone magazine, ahead of her new album Happier Than Ever which is out July 30.
Daily Star has approached Billie Eilish's representatives for comment.
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