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Billie Eilish claps back at Taylor Swift fans after they defend the singer following ‘shady’ swipe

Billie Eilish claps back at Taylor Swift fans after they defend the singer following ‘shady’ swipe

She took to Instagram to share a statement

Billie Eilish has shared her response to Taylor Swift fans after they defended the 'Blank Space' singer following an allegedly 'shady' swipe.

In case you're not caught up with the chatter, Billie did an interview recently with Billboard where she opened up about her thoughts on sustainability.

Now, Swifties seemed to interpret the 'Ocean Eyes' hitmaker's comments as a dig towards Taylor as she criticised the release of albums with multiple versions.

Billie Eilish has responded to Swifties following her sustainability comments.
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What exactly did Billie Eilish say?

In the interview, the 22-year-old said: "Some of the biggest artists in the world making f**king 40 different vinyl packages that have a different unique thing just to get you to keep buying more."

Elsewhere in the interview, Billie also pointed out that 'big artists' have pretty 'wasteful' practises of releasing multiple vinyl versions of albums to increase sales.

She remarked: "For some reason, it's very important to some artists to make all sorts of different vinyl and packaging.

"Which ups the sales and ups the numbers and gets them more money and gets them more.

Swifties thought Billie was taking a swipe at the 'Blank Space' singer.
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"I can't even express to you how wasteful it is. I find it really frustrating as somebody who really goes out of my way to be sustainable and do the best that I can and try to involve everybody in my team in being sustainable."

What has any of this got to do with Taylor Swift?

Taylor has become well-known for not only releasing rerecorded versions of her earlier albums, but she's also put out several different slightly tweaked physical and digital versions of her new albums too following her falling out with Scooter Braun.

Fans were quick to make a connection between this fact and Billie's comments with many rushing to social media to share their theories.

All this drama over... vinyl variants?
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One X, formerly Twitter, user claimed: "She clocked Taylor so bad I'm crying."

"Oh the Swifties are going to HATE this," piped up a second.

Predictably they were right.

One Swiftie accused Eilish of using the controversy to promote her upcoming third album, writing: "Typical artists that uses Taylor for clout behaviour.. dragging Taylor then immediately announces that they're releasing music. Without shading Taylor no one was tuning up for her new era."

Another seemed to drag Billie for collaborating with her brother, writing: "Kanye, Katy, Justin and now Billie being shady towards Taylor...girl first release an album without Finneas with no vinyl."

How has Billie responded to the controversy?

Billie has since clarified that she wasn't pointing to any particular artists - including the 34-year-old 'Blank Space' chart-topper.

She took to Instagram yesterday (31 March) where she posted a statement to her story about the speculation along with the link to the Billboard article, writing: "Okay so it would be so awesome if people would stop putting words into my mouth and actually read what i said in that billboard article.

"I wasn't singling anyone out, these are industry-wide systemic issues."

The 'Bad Guy' singer continued: "When it comes to variants, so many artists release them - including ME!

The 'Ocean Eyes' singer shared a statement to Instagram.

"Which I clearly state in the article. The climate crisis is now and it's about all of us being part of the problem and trying to do better."

She finished up the statement adding a short and sweet 'sheesh' to round things off.

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Topics: Billie Eilish, Celebrity, Music, Taylor Swift, Environment