“Stop Putting Words in My Mouth:” Billie Eilish Says Her Sustainability Comments Were Not Jabs at Taylor Swift

The interviewer pointed out that vinyl sales count toward No. 1 albums, to which the Grammy winner replied, “I can’t even express to you how wasteful it is.”

“People are just getting away with it left and right, and I find it really frustrating as somebody who goes out of my way to be sustainable … and then it’s some of the biggest artists in the world making fucking 40 different vinyl packages that have a different unique thing just to get you to keep buying more,” Eilish added. “It’s so wasteful, and it’s irritating to me that we’re still at a point where you care that much about your numbers … and it’s all your favorite artists doing that shit.”

It didn’t take long for Swift’s fans to assume that Eilish’s comments about top musicians’ lack of sustainability were a dig at a certain private jet-loving blonde. To be fair, the pop star has even faced backlash from some of her own fans, who have accused her of releasing several vinyl variants of her albums so that Swifties will purchase each version and drive up album sales, sustainability be damned.

This isn’t the first time in recent memory that Eilish has spoken out after her casual interview remarks unexpectedly went viral. In December, she asked for people to “leave me alone” and accused Variety of outing her after the outlet’s recent cover story included a quote in which she spoke about being attracted to women.

“thanks variety for my award and for also outing me on a red carpet at 11 am instead of talking about anything else that matters,” she wrote in a December 3 Instagram post. “i like boys and girls leave me alone about it please literally who cares stream ‘what was i made for.”

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