Billie Eilish used enough colourful language to paint a rainbow when critiquing U.S. President Donald Trump’s tweets regarding the murder of George Floyd.
Eilish joins the countless celebrities and global citizens shunning the death of Floyd following police detainment, as well as Trump’s response to the horrifying video circling the web. In his tweets, Trump argued the Minneapolis riots are sullying the memory of Floyd and referred to rioters as “thugs.”
“Are you dead f*king serious????” Eilish captioned over Instagram Story screenshots of Trump’s tweets. “EAT A HUGE F**KING D**K AND CHOKE ON IT.”
After taking some time to think things over, Eilish wanted to use her “enormous platform” to address a few things.
In a length post on Instagram, Eilish wrote, “If I hear one more white person say ‘all lives matter’ one more f**king time I’m gonna lose my f**king mind…no one is saying your life doesn’t matter…this is not about you.”
“You are not in need. You are not in danger,” she continued.
She then proceeded to “explain this as if you were a child”, noting, “If your friend gets a cut on their arm are you gonna wait to give all your friends a bandaid first because all arms matter? NO. You’re gonna help you friend because they are in pain because they are in need because they are bleeding.”
Eilish also used an example about someone being stuck in a house on fire and the fire department going to all the other houses.
“You are privileged whether you like it or not. Society gives you privilege just for being white. You can be poor, you can be struggling and still you skin colour is giving you more privilege.”
“If all lives matter why are black people killed just for being black? Why are immigrants persecuted?” Eilish questioned.
“The slogan #BlackLivesMatter does not mean other lives don’t. It’s calling attention to the fact that society clearly thinks black lives don’t f**king matter. And they f**king do!!!! It means black. lives. f**king. matter.”
Eilish turned 18 in December and chances are she won’t be voting for Trump’s re-election in the next U.S. federal election.