Billie Eilish is not one to mince words and this time, the 18-year-old let her personality shine through while playing around with Instagram filters. The “My Future” singer recently took to her Instagram Stories to shade people who have not taken to following the SOPs and guidelines put in place to protect others from COVID-19.
Eilish (whose full name is Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell – no joke) shaded those who flaunt physical distancing guidelines by stating:
“Funny how I haven’t hugged my best friends in six months, and y’all are out here partying,”
Billie Eilish CALLS OUT INFLUENCERS Going To Parties. She says she hasn’t hugged her best friends in 6 months.
Senior Celebrity Correspondent Cindy Barrett says “Someone please translate this for numbskull influencers who don’t understand.”
What are your thoughts? pic.twitter.com/BVOERgNL60
— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) September 15, 2020
Nevertheless, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter didn’t take it upon herself to mention any names. Fans of the singer speculate that while it may just be a general reminder to the public, it could also be a jab at social media influencers and KOLs (key opinion leaders) who have been seen attending lavish parties without masks and of course, zero distancing.
Recently, TikTok stars Bryce Hall and Blake Gray found themselves facing criminal charges for their two parties at the Sway House Mansion. YouTuber Jake Paul was also ignorant of guidelines and had been found to have thrown a massive party at his home in Calabasas. Despite facing intense backlash, Paul said withheld his apology and instead, stood his ground because he refused to “sit around and not live [his] life”. Not long after, more than 50 different influencers packed in at the Hype House for a birthday party and were seen all over social media hugging and taking photos while maskless.
Not all were amused, with YouTuber Elijah Daniel tweeting…
warning: a lot of influencers have been confirmed to me testing positive for COVID-19 after the influencer parties, like a LOT. And they aren’t saying anything & aren’t warning people they came in contact with after.
If you attended, get tested. yall caused an outbreak. thanks!
— elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) July 28, 2020
As such, well-known names like Josh Richards and Charli D’Amelio have been taking to their social media with posts and stories showing them getting tested for COVID-19. However, this has not stopped them from throwing parties and having fun. Yikes. Will they change their ways? Probably not. Does Eilish’s statement ring a chord? For sure. So no matter what others may be doing, do your best to follow SOPs and guidelines – constantly sanitise, always wear a mask and maintain your distance with other people.