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Entertainment

June 18, 2021

Billie Eilish comes under fire for 'mimicking' Asian accent and using racial slurs

Billie Eilish comes under fire for mimicking Asian accent and using racial slurs

Singing sensation Billie Eilish has been accused of using racial slurs and mocking the accents of Asian people in a series of her recent TikTok clips.

The award-winning singer is facing backlash over her  alleged move of  mimicking an Asian accent and using the word 'ch*nk' in undated TikTok videos that resurfaced on Monday.

The clip, which was also reposted on Twitter, has garnered around one million views and drawn mixed reactions from users and fans.

A large number of Eilish's fans were shocked by the footage, calling on her to be cancelled, while some accused her of being racist and demanded an apology.

Some of her admirers came to the singer's defense, claiming she was only 14 in the clips compiled and wondered if it was a tic from her Tourettes syndrome.

Meanwhile, others pointed out that the clips lacked context and urged Eilish to address the accusations.

The people took to social media to express their anger after the clips emerged, with one writing: 'wait Billie Eilish mocked Asian people and it’s on video.'

One responded: 'Billie Eilish has been racist to Asians on multiple occasions (saying the c slur and mocking Asian languages) but no one ever talks about it.'

Another added: 'no longer fan of billie eilish after she mocked asians and there accents. ' I liked her [so much] I'm so disappointed'.

Last week, Billie Eilish was accused of 'queerbaiting' by some of her followers after she shared a slew of behind-the-scenes snaps from her 'Lost Cause' video.