She has been vocal in her support of Black Lives Matter protests, and now Billie Eilish has shown her solidarity by taking a knee during a peaceful demonstration.
Attending a protest in her hometown of Los Angeles on Thursday, June 4, the “Bad Guy” singer joined crowds of people who knelt to the ground while holding their fists in the air.
Taking the knee has become a sign of solidarity since 2016 when American football player Colin Kaepernick knelt during the U.S. national anthem as a rejection against racism.
Earlier this week, Eilish urged people to use their privilege for good, while denouncing people who use the phrase “all lives matter.”
“No one is saying your life doesn’t matter. No one is saying your life is not hard. No one is saying literally anything at all about you… all you MFs do is find a way to make everything about yourself. This is not about you. You are not in need. You are not in danger,” she said on Instagram.
“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 your skin colour is giving you more privilege than you realize.”