Calvin Klein has recently released a new campaign called SPEAK MY TRUTH #MyCalvin´s which is full of celebrities including Shawn Mendes, Kendall Jenner, Noah Centineo and Billie Eilish. This campaign’s purpose was to reveal their vulnerabilities and expose their true self. To speak their truth.
Although Calvin Klein is mainly focused on underwear, Billie remains true to her signature style.
“I never want the world to know everything about me,” Eilish explains,”I mean, that’s why I wear big baggy clothes. Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath.”
This shows how celebrities lose all privacy when gaining fame. When reaching the spotlight they are judged by everyone and Billie just wants to keep her body to herself. People all around the world are already criticizing and judging her music in which she pours her heart and soul into, it is not hard to imagine what they would have to say about her body; the hate is inevitable, whether it is focused on her music or body. Let’s take Adele as an example, in 2012, Karl Lagerfield calls Adele “a little too fat”. Nobody is safe from body-shaming.
Also, starting the business at such a young age has its risks. When Billie was only 14, she started singing in an industry where 40-year old men would write obscene and sexualised comments over 13-year olds.
This leads to a bigger debate where you need to look at the bigger picture. Girls of a young age are being sexualised and even fat-shamed, all originating from deep-rooted sexism. Billie does not want to be part of this and in a world where minimal effort is done towards change this, it is the only temporary and sad solution.
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