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Kat Dennings tells Billie Eilish body shamers to 'f--- right off' - Insider

The 18-year-old singer is usually known for her trademark baggy, streetwear style, which fans have celebrated for challenging industry conventions.
  • Kat Dennings has defended Billie Eilish against body-shaming trolls after new photographs of the singer wearing a tank top and shorts were published by news outlets.
  • On Wednesday night, Dennings tweeted: "Anyone reacting to @billieeilish having a normal body has to take a hard look at themselves. As someone who looked exactly like that at her age, it'd be nice for this unhealthy nonsense to f--- right off. She's beautiful and normal goodbye!" 
  • The photographs of Eilish were first published by the Daily Mail and were widely circulated by trolls with crude comments about the teenager's body.
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Kat Dennings has defended Billie Eilish against body-shaming trolls after new photographs of the singer wearing a tank top and shorts were published by news outlets.

"Anyone reacting to @billieeilish having a normal body has to take a hard look at themselves, the "2 Broke Girls" actor tweeted Wednesday night. "As someone who looked exactly like that at her age, it'd be nice for this unhealthy nonsense to f--- right off. She's beautiful and normal goodbye!"

—Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) October 14, 2020

Actress Liz Jenkins replied to Dennings tweet, writing: "This! I do want to take it a step further and say anyone reacting to anyone else's body at all needs to look at themselves. How you feel about another persons body is a YOU problem. Always."

Dennings responded: "100000% people need to just stop talking about it."

—Kat Dennings (@OfficialKat) October 14, 2020

The photographs of Eilish, 18, who is usually known for her trademark baggy, streetwear style were first published by the Daily Mail on Tuesday, and soon after online trolls began to repost the images alongside negative comments about the teenager's body.

One widely circulated tweet which has been criticized by the singer's fans said that Eilish had "developed a mid-30's wine mom body."

—sydney (@custardloaf) October 13, 2020

On Tuesday night, Eilish also responded to the body-shamers by sharing a short video by YouTuber Chizi Duru on her Instagram story in which Duru encouraged everyone "to start normalizing real bodies."

"Not everybody has a wagon behind 'em, OK? Guts are normal. They're normal. Boobs sag — especially after breastfeeding. Instagram isn't real," Duru says in the video.

Back in April during an interview with Dazed, Eilish said that her trademark baggy wardrobe was not a conscious decision to challenge industry conventions, but it was a result of her physical insecurities.

"The only reason I did it was 'cos I hated my body," she said. "There was a point last year where I was naked and I didn't recognize my body 'cos I hadn't seen it in a while," she said, continuing, "I would see it sometimes and be like, 'Whose body is that?'"

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