Billie Eilish has publicly apologised after a video emerged of her saying anti-Asian racist slurs.
In a statement on Instagram, the Grammy-winning singer said she was “‘Appalled And Embarrassed’ by the video clip and her behavior.
Earlier this month, TikTok posted an edited compilation video where Billie was seen using anti-Asian hate slurs and they also featured in Tyler The Creator’s 2011 song.
The singer, who is now 19-years-old was also seen speaking with different accents purposely.
In her apology, she has said that “she was a 13-or 14-year-old kid at the time of the video and didn’t know exactly that those words are actually insults and derogatory.
“I am appalled and embarrassed and want to barf that I ever mouthed along to that word,” she wrote.
“This song was the one and only time I ever heard the word, as no one in my family has ever used it near me ever.”
“In spite of my ignorance and the age, at this moment in time nothing can justify the fact that it was a bit hurtful. And for that, I apologize.”
‘I Love You Guys’
After the clip was shared on social media, many of her fans have been demanding answers.
“I love you guys, and many of you have been asking me to address this. And this is something I want to address because I’m being labelled something that I am not,” she said.
Also, Billie addressed that her imitating the accent in her own silly gibberish speech style is something which she has done since childhood.
“It is absolute gibberish and just me goofing around, and is in no way an imitation of anyone or any language, accent, or culture in the slightest,” she added.