Billie Eilish Is Very Sorry She Got Caught Using a Racial Slur

The singer assures fans that there's no cause to label her as a racist

Billie Eilish sitting down looking back
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Last week a video of Billie Eilish mouthing the words to a song that included a derogatory term towards Asians started making the rounds on TikTok. In the video, Eilish mouths the slur and at some point starts speaking in a fake accent, which fans interpreted as another anti-Asian joke. Eilish, who is a month out from releasing another album, fired up the Notes App Tuesday morning to type out a lengthy apology, which she posted to an Instagram story.

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Eilish chalks up this incident to youth, stating she was “13 or 14" when the video was taken and she didn’t know what the word meant because it had not been used by anyone in her family. As for the accent, Eilish claims it was just some gibberish teen talk that she had done all the time and not meant to be an imitation of any accent or language.

As far as celebrity apologies go, this is run of the mill, however, Eilish made the classic mistake of mentioning that she was only addressing the issue because it was affecting her. “This is something I want to address because I’m being labeled something that I am not,” she wrote. Remember not to type the quiet parts out loud, Billie! You’re addressing it because you care about your fans! That’s always the answer. [USA Today]


Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson have broken up for the eleventy millionth time—but this time she really means it, guys! After yet another woman claimed to have slept with Thompson while he was still dating Kardashian, the couple split.

Although the breakup is still pretty fresh, Thompson seems to be moving on just fine as he was spotted going into a hotel room with three women and exiting sometime later “looking disheveled.” Love is complicated? [TMZ]


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  • Kendall Jenner now has a restraining order against one of her stalkers. [TMZ]
  • Pride month has reached the next stage of evolution: An active NFL player, Carl Nassib of the Las Vegas Raiders, has announced he is gay, a first in league history. Fans might remember Nassib was featured in a season of Hard Knocks as a finance wiz during his time with the Cleveland Browns. [People]
  • Avril Lavigne is on TikTok! [E!]
  • Carl Lentz is getting a documentary. [E!]
  • Greg Louganis is getting divorced. [People]

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Does no one remember Michael Sam? Dude didn’t actually play in a game, but he was drafted and kissed his boyfriend on live tv when it happened. Has everyone just agreed that he wasn’t part of the NFL so someone else could be the first openly gay man to pay? Is he being whitewashed?