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Billie Eilish Has Been Accused Of Queerbaiting Because Of Her New Music Video

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Over the weekend, 19-year-old Billie Eilish was accused of pulling a Nick Jonas by queerbaiting with her social media posts and music video for the most recent single from her new album called Lost Cause. The video has Billie chilling and vibing with her girls, and the caption of one Instagram post, which read “I love girls,” has pissed people off. Well, lesbian queerbaiting seems a lot more nuanced than gay-baiting. Where’s the Crisco oil and crop tops? The pubic hair? Christopher Meloni did it better.

TMZ says that people are mad about Billie promoting her new video and video itself. In the video, Billie and her girl gang vibe to themselves in some mansion. There was no licking of non-precious metals, so I’m not sure it was an authentic depiction of Billie hanging with her girlfriends. Here are Billie’s Instagram posts:

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And here’s her video in case you missed it the first time around:

So people were mad after assuming that because Billie “loves girls” she must be a gayelle or gayelle-adjacent and thus a member of the LGBTQ community. But it seems to not be the case as she has a boyfriend:

If you saw the hashtag “#youlikegirls” trending Sunday evening and dove in … you probably saw a whole bunch of folks up in arms over Billie’s recent social media activity/love life, with many saying they were done with her and her music because they consider her problematic.

Long story short … Billie has recently been romantically linked to actor Matthew Tyler Vorce, who she’s been seen out with on what some took as dates — including this past week, when they were spotted getting cozy at Disneyland. Some are straight up calling him the BF.

That kinda threw some of her fans for a loop in and of itself, it seems, as there appears to have been some speculation that Billie might’ve been on the LGBTQ+ spectrum. We can’t say why people thought that — other than good old-fashioned conclusion-jumping.

At any rate … some of those same fans were even more confused with her latest musical offering, which they say sends mixed signals. It’s Billie’s music video for her new single, “Lost Cause,” which sees her dancing in somewhat suggestive fashion with other women.

The true smoking gun for their queerbaiting case — as the fandom has insisted — was a follow-up post Billie threw up after this video, which featured the caption “i love girls.”

Some took that as Billie toying with her fans, as well as pre-conceived notions about her sexuality — which many have called counterproductive/harmfully misleading. Basically, they’re suggesting she’s doing more hurting than helping in the LGBTQ+ movement … during Pride months, no less. That, coupled with her apparent interest in men, is causing an uproar.

Well to be fair, Billie could be bisexual and dating a man. Also, Billie hasn’t said literally anything other than “I love girls.” So do I, all my friends are girls and I don’t want to fuck ’em. Besides, Billie is a Gen-Z, we all know if she was going to come out she’d make a TikTok about it.

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