Billie Eilish responds to Taylor Swift fans over ‘wasteful’ packaging comments



Billie Eilish doesn’t back down from the Swifties.

Three days after the Grammy winner spoke with billboard About “big artists” using “wasteful” packaging, she took to Instagram to defend her comments against angry Taylor Swift fans.

“Okay, it would be awesome if people would stop putting words in my mouth and actually read what I said in that poster article,” the “Bad Guy” singer wrote on her Story over the weekend.

Billie Eilish clarified her comments about “wasteful packaging” after Taylor Swift fans freaked out. Getty Images for FIJI Water
The “Bad Guy” singer wrote a lengthy defense via Instagram Stories on Sunday.
Eilish made headlines on Thursday for seemingly criticizing Swift’s vinyl variants.

Eilish, 22, clarified on Sunday that she had not been “singling out anyone” in the interview.

“These are systemic problems that affect the entire industry,” he explained. “When it comes to variants, many artists release them, including me, which! indicate clearly in the article.

“The climate crisis is now and it’s about us all being part of the problem and trying to do better,” Eilish concluded.

While she didn’t name Swift in the Billboard interview, Swifties came to the pop star’s defense. Getty Images for TAS Rights Management
Eilish now claims she wasn’t “singling anyone out” with her comments. Getty Images for ABA

Instead of naming names in Thursday’s profile, Eilish told the outlet that “all of your favorite artists” are making “40 different vinyl bundles that have something unique and different just to keep you buying more.”

The “irritated” Oscar winner continued: “We’re still at the point where you care a lot about your numbers and you care a lot about making money.

“It’s right in front of our faces and people are just getting away with it left and right, and I find it really frustrating as someone who really tries my best to be sustainable and do the best I can and try to involve everyone in my team in being sustainable.”

“These are systemic problems that affect the entire industry,” he wrote. billieeilish/Instagram
“The climate crisis is now and it’s about us all being part of the problem and trying to do better.” Getty Images for The Recording Academy

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Notably, the songwriter used recycled vinyl and shrink plastic made from sugar cane when she released eight versions of “Happier Than Ever” in 2021.

Since Swift is known for selling multiple versions of their albums In the past, like Ariana Grande and Olivia Rodrigo, the 34-year-old’s loyal followers criticized Eilish online.

“I don’t understand why he’s attacking Taylor,” said one X user wrote. “I dare you to prove a point and not release ANY physical copies of your album.”

Swift has yet to address Eilish’s comments. Getty Images for TAS Rights Management
Singers often praise the work of others. REUTERS

Many others starkly contrasted the pop stars’ album sales.

Eilish and Swift have shared many friendly moments over the years, and the former even thanked the “Cruel Summer” singer in her 2019 Billboard Woman of the Year speech.

Two years later, Swift did the same for Eilish by accepting a BRIT award.

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