- Billie Eilish posted an Instagram slideshow condemning the “All Lives Matter” movement.
- “All Lives Matter” was created in response to the “Black Lives Matter” movement, which has regained traction following the death of George Floyd.
- Eilish wrote: “IF I HEAR ONE MORE WHITE PERSON SAY ‘aLL liVeS maTtEr’ ONE MORE F—— TIME IM GONNA LOSE MY F—— MIND.
- Eilish addressed those in support of “All Lives Matter” and wrote: “YOU ARE PRIVILEGED WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOR. SOCIETY GIVES YOU PRIVILEGE JUST FOR BEING WHITE.”
- “IF ALL LIVES MATTER WHY ARE BLACK PEOPLE KILLED FOR JUST BEING BLACK.”
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Billie Eilish wrote a post on Instagram condemning the “All Lives Matter” movement following the death of George Floyd and the subsequent “Black Lives Matter” protests across the United States that Floyd’s death has sparked.
“I’ve been trying to take this week to figure out a way to address this delicately. I have an enormous platform and I try really hard to be respectful and take time to think through what I say and how I say it…But holy f—— s— I’m gonna just start talking,” Eilish began.
“IF I HEAR ONE MORE WHITE PERSON SAY ‘aLL liVeS maTtEr’ ONE MORE F—— TIME IM GONNA LOSE MY F—— MIND. WILL YOU SHUT THE F–K UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUP???? NO ONE ELSE IS SAYING YOUR LIFE DOESNT MATTER. NO ONE IS SAYING YOUR LIFE IS NOT HARD.”
Eilish then stated that supporters of “All Lives Matter” are making things about themselves, but told them: “YOU ARE NOT IN NEED. YOU ARE NOT IN DANGER.”
The singer said that she was going to explain the issue of “All Lives Matter” as if its supporters were children, and wrote:
“If your friend gets a cut on their arm are you gonna wait to give all your friends a bandaid first because all arms matter? NO youre gonna help your friend because THEY are in PAIN because THEY are in need because THEY ARE BLEEDING. If someones house was on fire & someone is stuck in the house, are you gonna make the fire department go to every other house on the block first because all houses matter??? NO! BECAUSE THEY DON’T F—— NEED IT.”
Eilish wrote: “YOU ARE PRIVILEGED WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOR. SOCIETY GIVES YOU PRIVILEGE JUST FOR BEING WHITE. YOU CAN BE POOR, YOU CAN BE STRUGGLING.. AND STILL YOUR SKIN COLOR IS GIVING YOU MORE PRIVILEGE THAN YOU EVEN REALIZE.”
“IF ALL LIVES MATTER WHY ARE BLACK PEOPLE KILLED FOR JUST BEING BLACK,” she asked. “WHY ARE IMMIGRANTS PERSECUTED? WHY ARE WHITE PEOPLE GIVEN OPPORTUNITIES THAT PEOPLE OF OTHER RACES AREN’T…WHITE F—— PRIVILEGE.”
In the passionate post, Eilish concluded by explaining the necessity of “Black Lives Matter.”
“THE SLOGAN OF #blacklivesmatter DOES NOT MEAN OTHER LIVES DON’T. IT’S CALLING ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT SOCIETY CLEARLY THINKS BLACK LIVES DON’T F—— MATTER!!!!!! AND THEY F—— DO!!!!!!
The post, which has been liked by almost six million people, was commented on by numeral celebrities including Natalie Portman, who posted love hearts, and Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, who wrote: “You are great.”