Subscriber Account active since. Billie Eilish is under fire for her new song, "Wish You Were Gay," but believes the backlash is simply due to a misunderstanding. I tried so hard to not make it in any way offensive. In "Wish You Were Gay," the most recent single from Eilish's upcoming debut album, Eilish sings about wanting an explanation for unrequited love. Some fans have accused Eilish of queer-baiting with the song title , having hoped Eilish wrote it for another girl. Read more: Ariana Grande is being accused of 'queer baiting' in her new music video — but others say it's a representation of self-love. Others have said the lyrics are offensive and Eilish is effectively " using LGBTQ people" as a prop to find her own happiness.
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If the title of Billie Eilish 's latest song, "wish you were gay," perplexed you a bit, allow the year-old to explain: "It's not an insult at all. It's more, when someone doesn't love you it makes you think, 'Why? Do I smell weird? I wish you were gay to spare my pride, to give your lack of interest in me an explanation. All of those complicated feelings are at the core of the tender and twisted new single, which arrived on Monday March 4. Over another quirky production, Billie comes to grips with feeling unwanted by her oblivious crush, saying she ultimately hopes his lack of interest is towards all women and not just her. As a part of a new campaign for the single, Billie announced that for the next 48 hours, a portion of proceeds from her merch store will be donated to The Trevor Project, a suicide and crisis prevention program for LGBTQ youth.
The song was released on March 4, , through Darkroom and Interscope Records. Eilish revealed in a statement that she was inspired to write "Wish You Were Gay" at the age of 14 when she was "madly in love with a boy. She stated that her crush "really was not interested" in her, and she wished that "he was gay so that he didn't like [her] for an actual reason, instead of the fact that he didn't like [her]. So I wrote the song and made him fuck a dude. I'm fucking proud, bro, except not really though because I was really into him, like so into him. He's so hot, oh my god. I tried so hard to not make it in any way offensive", referring to the song as "kind of a joke.