POP SINGER BILLIE EILISH ACCUSED OF QUEERBAITING IN "LOST CAUSE" MUSIC VIDEO

by Beatrice Ambasa
June 15, 2021

Billie Eilish, who is gearing up for a Jordan Brand collaboration, is being accused of queerbaiting in the music video for her latest single, "Lost Cause."


"I love girls," the award-winning singer captioned in an Instagram post revealing behind-the-scenes moments from the shoot. As seen in the music video, Eilish and a group of girls play games and roll around in bed at a slumber party.


"Bro is she saying what I think she's saying?" a follower commented, while others asked: "Are you coming out?" "Uhm this better be you coming out cause I've been simping my whole life." 


Some LGBTQ+ fans have pointed out that Eilish could be queerbaiting – a "strategy used to bait and tease queer individuals" into watching or consuming something.


"Is Billie Eilish bi? Or did I just watch four minutes of queerbaiting done by a straight person?" a Twitter user questioned, further adding: "Let's not forget that she wrote a whole ass song about a guy rejecting her and how she wished he was gay so that he had a 'reason' to not be attracted to her."


Eilish has yet to respond to the accusations officially but has since shared a selfie on Instagram with the caption, "I'm tireeeddddddd."