Billie Eilish Explained Why "All Lives Matter" Is Wrong, And The Message Is So Important
"I'm gonna try to explain this as if you were a child, because it FEELS LIKE THAT'S THE ONLY WAY YOU MFS WILL UNDERSTAND."
"IF I HEAR ONE MORE WHITE PERSON SAY 'aLL liVeS maTtEr' ONE MORE FUCKING TIME IM GONNA LOSE MY FUCKING MIND," she wrote in her statement, which has now gone viral.
"I'm gonna try to explain this as if you were a child. Because it FEELS LIKE THAT'S THE ONLY WAY YOU MFS WILL UNDERSTAND," she continued.
"If your friend gets a cut on their arm are you gonna wait to give all your friends a bandaid first because all arms matter? NO you're gonna help your friend because THEY are in PAIN because THEY are in need because THEY ARE BLEEDING!" she wrote.
"If someone's house was on fire & someone is stuck in the house, are you gonna make the fire department go to every other house on the block first because all houses matter??? NO! BECAUSE THEY DON'T FUCKING NEED IT."
And Billie had a message for any white people out there who think they don't benefit from white privilege:
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 COLOR IS GIVING YOU MORE PRIVILEGE THAN YOU EVEN REALIZE.