Billie Eilish is accused of queerbaiting by fans after declaring ‘I love girls’ on Lost Cause snaps

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Billie Eilish has been accused of queerbaiting by confused followers after she shared a slew of behind-the-scenes photos from her Lost Cause video.

In the footage, the 19-year-old singer romps with her female friends at a party and shows an animated screen sticking her tongue out as they all pose close together.

But after sharing the edgy photos with the caption “I love girls,” Billie came under fire in the comments with some of her 86.9 million fans questioning her actions.

A TikTok user with the Wap.Lover handle uploaded a post where she wrote, “Sexing girls to attract more audience is disgusting.”

Claims: Billie Eilish has been accused of queerbaiting by some confused followers after she shared behind-the-scenes photos of her Lost Cause video

Claims: Billie Eilish has been accused of queerbaiting by some confused followers after she shared behind-the-scenes photos of her Lost Cause video

'I love girls': Several followers of the 19-year-old singer were baffled by her caption, some making the queerbaiting accusations and some suggesting she come out

‘I love girls’: Several followers of the 19-year-old singer were baffled by her caption, some making the queerbaiting accusations and some suggesting she come out

Some music aficionados suggested Billie might come out in the post and others praised her video, saying she looked “confident” and “gorgeous as ever.”

Despite the praise, others were a little apprehensive about it, writing, “Funny that she’s posting this in June, pride month. Bestie, you better not cheat on me.’

And another added: ‘Hi, I literally can’t. It’s like she’s going to look good for her, but if she claims she’s going after it right away, bestie, it’s a weird lure, sorry…”

While a third said: ‘I really hope this isn’t queerbait’.

Girl Gang: Billie enjoys a slumber party with her friends in the racy video of her new song

Girl Gang: Billie enjoys a slumber party with her friends in the racy video of her new song

A TikTok user with the Wap.Lover handle uploaded a post where she wrote,

A TikTok user with the Wap.Lover handle uploaded a post where she wrote, “Sexing girls to attract more audience is disgusting.”

Elsewhere in the comments section, Billie’s fans debated whether she used the post and caption to discuss her sexuality.

One person replied, ‘Wait, wait, wait, is this a come-out????’

“Uhm, you better come out because I simulated” [crushing] all my life,” wrote another.

Urban Dictionary defines queerbaiting as: “A marketing technique used to attract queer viewers, creating romantic or sexual tension between two characters of the same sex, but never canonized or evolved on it.”

Rich Ferraro, Chief Communications Officer at GLAAD, added the idea that it can sometimes also be referred to as “gaybaiting.”

Response: While many music aficionados praised her shots, others were a little uneasy when someone wrote, “Funny that she's posting this in June, pride month.  Bestie, you better not be a queerbait'

Response: While many music aficionados praised her shots, others were a little uneasy when someone wrote, “Funny that she’s posting this in June, pride month. Bestie, you better not be a queerbait’

What is queer baiting?

Urban Dictionary defines queerbaiting as: “A marketing technique used to attract queer viewers, creating romantic or sexual tension between two characters of the same sex, but never canonized or evolved on it.”

The term is also used in reference to the music industry when artists appear to use or point out their sexuality to attract fans, without revealing their sexuality.

Singers previously accused of queerbaiting include Rita Ora, after releasing her song Girls, and Ariana Grande after releasing Monopoly.

Actress Dove Cameron recently revealed that part of the reason she came out as bisexual was because fans thought she was queerbaiting.

TV shows have also faced accusations of queerbaiting, with viewers of The 100 and Supernatural previously discussing characters, reports the BBC.

They told the Yahoo Life: “We often see it of brands or talent trying to market products or projects to the community and not with the goal of effecting change, but of taking advantage of LGBTQ dollars.”

Other celebrities have been accused of queerbaiting, including Nick Jonas, Rita Ora after the release of the song Girls, which she later came out as bisexual, and Ariana Grande, after the release of her song Monopoly in 2019. BBC.

Addressing claims in 2014, Nick told: source of pride: ‘Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. I think it’s a shame that some people have to find a negative in every situation.

“Obviously my heart is in the right place… and if they just looked at my life and my gay friends and the authentic nature of where my heart is, they’d see they’re a little ignorant.”

While Dove Cameron recently shared that part of the reason she came out publicly as bisexual was because fans thought she was queerbaiting.

Billie also came under fire for her song Wish You Were Gay in 2019, with the star later addressing the furore saying it “wouldn’t be an insult”

What does it mean?  Elsewhere in the comments section, Billie's fans debated whether she used the post and caption to discuss her sexuality (photo, one of the filming)

What does it mean? Elsewhere in the comments section, Billie’s fans debated whether she used the post and caption to discuss her sexuality (photo, one of the filming)

“Is this a come-out?” Others thought Billie would come out with her Instagram post

Speaking to PopBuzz, Billie said, “First off, I want to be clear that it’s not meant to be an insult. I feel like it’s been misinterpreted a bit. I tried so hard not to make it offensive in any way.

“The whole idea of ​​the song is that it’s kind of a joke. It’s a bit like, ‘I’m a jerk, and you don’t love me. And you don’t love me because you don’t love me and that’s the only reason – and I wish you didn’t love me because you didn’t love damn girls.”

Track Lost Cause will be featured on Billie’s upcoming album Happier Than Ever, which will be released later in 2021.

Happier Than Ever’s lead single, titled My Future, was released last July and debuted at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Coming Soon: Track Lost Cause will be featured on Billie's upcoming album Happier Than Ever, out July 30 (shown in another scene from the video)

Coming Soon: Track Lost Cause will be featured on Billie’s upcoming album Happier Than Ever, out July 30 (shown in another scene from the video)

Swap: The hitmaker donned a variety of outfits in the photos, including a velvet dress and matching button-up shirt

Swap: The hitmaker donned a variety of outfits in the photos, including a velvet dress and matching button-up shirt

That’s why I Am, the second single, made its debut in November and quickly jumped from the low 90’s to the number two position on the list.

In April, Eilish made an announcement about the album’s title and billboards appeared in several cities promoting the upcoming release.

That same month, her third single, Your Power, hit the airwaves to critical acclaim, with the music video receiving a lot of attention for its content.

Lost Cause was announced earlier this month and its own footage was also made public on the day of the song’s release.

Happie Than Ever contains 16 new tracks and will be released on July 30th.

A look inside: Billie was beaming in another shot from the video, showing the women playing with rope confetti and laughing

A look inside: Billie was beaming in another shot from the video, showing the women playing with rope confetti and laughing

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