Billie Eilish slams magazine for printing fake shirtless photo of her

scandal 30/08/2019

Billie Eilish has issued a furious take down to Nylon Germany magazine, claiming she did not consent to a digitally created topless cover photo they used of her. 

The 'Bad Guy' hit-maker appears bald, covered in a shiny chrome film and without a shirt in the image, which Nylon Germany shared with their followers on Instagram. 

"What the f**k is this shit," Eilish wrote in the comments section, before breaking down her complaints about the cover into a numbered list. 

"One: I was never approached by nylon about this piece whatsoever. I did not know it was happening nor did anyone on my team," she began. 

"Two: this is not even a real picture of me. I had absolutely no creative input.

"Three: You're gonna make a picture of me shirtless? That's not real? At 17? And make it the cover? Even if the picture was supposed to look like some robot version of me, I did not consent in any way." 

Finally, the pop star took issue with the fact she'd been made bald, adding "booo to you". 

Eilish's legions of fans quickly came to her defense, demanding an appropriate response from the magazine in the form of an apology and/or pulling the cover. 

Nylon has not removed the image from its Instagram, but did edit the caption in an attempt to explain the creative choices behind the cover. 

"To you, @billieeilish & your fans: For this cover, it was never our intention to create a look that is confusing or insulting to Billie Eilish," Nylon wrote. 

"It was only ever our intention to honour Billie's impact and her work by creating this avatar, which is part of a cover series highlighting the power of digital prodigy artists.

"This avatar is a piece of 3D artwork created in dedication to her achievements and the positive effect she has had on millions around the globe - including us." 

Eilish's own Instagram features cover shoots she's been the subject of for V Magazine and Rolling Stone. 

SOURCE: Newshub's Monika Barton