Billie Eilish’s Explanation Fails To Soothe Swifties’ Concerns Amid Hint Towards Taylor Swift

Published 03/31/2024, 8:37 PM EDT

In a recent sit-down with Billboard, Billie Eilish delved into the eco-conscious side of the music biz, airing her concerns over what she deemed as wasteful practices in record sales. While the 'Ocean Eyes' singer refrained from dropping names, eagle-eyed fans could not help but speculate that her words had a Taylor Swift target. Despite Eilish's attempt at setting the record straight, die-hard Swifties were not about to take things lying down, seeing shadows where there may have been none.

On Instagram, Eilish was quick to clarify that her words were not a bullseye aimed at any one artist. "i wasn't singling anyone out," said she. Instead, they were a broadside against industry norms. She did not shy away from owning up to her own role in the game, sliding herself into the same boat as the rest of the crowd. However, her rallying cry for unity in tackling climate woes fell on deaf ears among the Swift faithful, who remained convinced of an underlying diss.


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Amidst the fan frenzy, Eilish's green credentials shone bright. From dishing out free concert tickets to eco-warriors in cahoots with Global Citizen to curating climate action bashes like 'Overheated.' Her latest album, 'Happier Than Ever', did not only hit the charts but also hit the eco-meter by rocking recycled vinyl and sustainable packaging.

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As tensions simmered and conspiracy theories swirled, Eilish's mission to make music greener stood as a beacon of hope. But, the Swifties perceived Eilish's remarks as a slight against their idol. In their eyes, Eilish's explanation did not fully address their concerns or bring them together.

Fans not pacified: Eilish's green mission clashes with Taylor Swift suspicions

What really fueled the fire of this climate crisis commentary turning into a Swift-centered feud was the mention of "ME!" by Eilish. According to Swifties, Eilish's inclusion of herself in the mix and the subtle nod to Swift's album with the same title and style was a diss aimed directly at their pop star.

A staunch Swiftie stepped forward, rallying behind their idol and attributing the supposed diss to Swift's success. They argued that Eilish's silence on other artists, like Adele, who allegedly polluted the ocean in 2021, pointed to a bias against Swift.

Meanwhile, a composed user spun a narrative where Swift and Eilish were likely sharing a chuckle over the uproar caused by the toxicity of some Swifties.


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Another Swift fan jumped on the bandwagon, suggesting that if Eilish found herself in a similar situation, she should just sweep it under the rug and move forward.

With Eilish's genuine call for climate crisis, many Swift fans could not help but connect the dots, assuming she had the 'Cruel Summer' singer in mind. Swift, notorious for offering various editions of her albums, has four versions of her latest, 'The Tortured Poets Department.' Now, only time will reveal whether this was a veiled dig or simply a plea to tackle the climate crisis head-on.


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Riva Khan

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Riva Khan is an entertainment reporter at NetflixJunkie. Given her love for the language and writing, she has honed her narrative skills from a young age. She loves her latest tea in Hollywood and keeps an eye on the news.

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