Billie Eilish Says Watching Porn As A Child ‘destroyed my brain’

Billie Eilish Says Watching Porn As A Child ‘destroyed my brain’

Singer reveals exposure to explicit content from the early age of 11 messed up her childhood when she began dating as “I was not saying no to things that were not good.”

Grammy Award winner Billie Eilish has opened up about her addiction to watching porn from an early age of 11 and how it affected her badly and haunted her when she started dating.

Eilish, soon to be 20 on 17 December, Saturday, appeared for an interview on the Sirius XM radio’s Howard Stern Show on Monday.

I think porn is a disgrace. I used to watch a lot of porn, to be honest. I started watching porn when I was, like, 11.

The singer stated, revealing it gave her a sense of being cool and “one of the guys.”

“I think it really destroyed my brain and I feel incredibly devastated that I was exposed to so much porn,” she revealed, stating she was hurled with nightmares because some of the videos she watched involved so much abuse and violence.

Eilish, who got her homeschooling in Los Angeles and garnered seven Grammy awards, is usually known for her dark lyrics.

In her song Male Fantasy on Happier Than Ever, her second album, she sings about her loneliness and trying to distract herself with pornography while recalling her broken relationship. Eilish also confessed to being furious at herself for considering watching porn as a normal act.

She stated:

The first few times I, you know, had sex, I was not saying no to things that were not good. It was because I thought that’s what I was supposed to be attracted to.

Eilish deliberately started wearing baggy outfits at the start of her career to prevent herself from being body-shamed by people. She became the youngest singer ever, at the age of 18, to win all four top Grammy awards in the same year when she earned the accolades for the new album, artist, record, and song of the year in 2020.

The singer admitted that her body structure had made it hard to date.

“It’s really hard to meet people when, you know, people are either terrified of you or think you’re out of their league,” Eilish revealed to Stern.

Fans also reacted to the admission of Eilish regarding pornography. The Reward Foundation (@brain_love_sex) shared a tweet stating that Eilish’s story isn’t rare as a lot of kids are exposed to porn as young as 7 years old:

Mia (@MiaChristina_), a writer & psychotherapist, also shared her concerns stating that we, as humanity, must condemn how women are treated:

Children’s exposure to pornography has been becoming prevalent with the advancements in the internet and smartphone industry. Data revealed by Purify Your Gaze reveals shocking numbers, and to the extent, children are watching porn. The numbers are as under:

  • 40% of boys in grades four through 11 have admitted to searching for porn. Most of them do so often.
  • The average age for a child to view porn is 11 years old.
  • 93% of boys and 63% of girls have seen explicit content before turning 18.
  • 70% of boys have spent more than 30 minutes searching for porn online.
  • 35% of boys have searched for porn more than 10 times overall.
  • Only 3% of boys and 17% of girls have not been exposed to adult content.

Eilish also revealed in the same interview that she was contracted with COVID’19 back in August and stayed unwell for two months and is certain that she “would have died” if she hadn’t got the vaccine jabs.

“I want it to be clear that it is because of the vaccine I’m fine,” she assumed. “I think if I weren’t vaccinated, I would have died because it was bad.”

Billie Eilish raised her concerns over body-shaming and pornography, and rightfully so. She has been vocal about these issues and abortion laws as well in the past. Pornography and its exposure to underage children have implications and shouldn’t go unnoticed.

Jane Davies

Jane Davies

An entertainment enthusiast located in Austin. She is a tech geek, movie fan, and a dedicated binge-watcher. She is someone who enjoys keeping up with the current events and entertainment gossips.


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