Fans is a weird word. We understand it – hell, we’re huge fans of so many things. But it has to be awkward for celebrities to say. It’s like you’re a fan of so many things, but when people call themselves a fan or you… how do you react?
Well, superstar Billie Eilish shares the feeling of “fan” being a weird word. It’s one that she doesn’t especially like.
In her documentary, Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry, Eilish said that she had an issue with the word fan. And while she was making an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, the host asked her about it.
“You said something that really struck me in the documentary. You really have this issue with the word fans and I was wondering where that stems from?” Drew asked.
Billie replied, “I think that the reason that it was so weird to me was because one moment I was a fan and then suddenly I was looked at as this like higher up suddenly, even when I was 14, and it was so weird because I was like I am not even anyone. I just make music and these kids that I feel like I already know suddenly like ‘oh they are Billie’s fans and then there is Billie.’ So that’s why it was so weird to me because I think of them like literally my skin, like part of me and like I how I get through stuff. They always have my back. They are fans just as much as I am a fan but that doesn’t make them any less than me or anybody else you know?”
We love Billie and the the reasoning behind this definitely makes sense. What do you think?