Popular American music star Billie Eilish has recently confessed that she has been feeling ‘ashamed’ and ‘embarrassed’ about the remarks that she gave while she was just 14. She also freely expressed what she felt about her past actions in her recent interview with Vogue Australia.
The 19-year-old singer came under strict criticism when her video - where she is seen using an offensive word referring to a China-origin person - resurfaced on the internet. In another video, the singer was seen to be mocking an Asian accent.
"It's really weird how the world can see every aspect of your life and reminisce about [it]. It's so weird," the singer said in a her interview.
"The internet brings up things from everybody's past and I'm like: 'Don't you guys understand that everybody is incredibly embarrassed and ashamed about their past?' she explained."
Eilish highlighted her sense of embarrassment about her past saying, "Like, do you not think about the fact that maybe you're embarrassed of your past, so maybe everybody else is embarrassed, too?"
"I said so many things then that I totally don't agree with now, or think the opposite thing. The weirdest thing is how nothing ever goes away once it’s on the internet. Every interview I did when I was 15 is still out there, and I think about it constantly."
Last month also, the Ocean Eyes crooner published a lengthy apology after her five-year-old video went viral on social media. "I mouthed a word from a song that at the time I didn't know was a derogatory term used against members of the Asian community. I am appalled and embarrassed and want to barf that I ever mouthed along to that word,” she began.
"This song was the only time I’d ever heard that word as it was never used around me by anyone in my family.”
“Regardless of my ignorance and age at the time, nothing excuses the fact is that it was hurtful. And for that I am sorry,” she repeated her regret.