Billie Eilish criticises German magazine for using digitally altered image of her as cover art

Press Trust of India September 02, 2019 08:55:59 IST
Billie Eilish criticises German magazine for using digitally altered image of her as cover art

Singer Billie Eilish has blasted a German magazine over its cover art that featured a bald and shirtless photo of the singer.

The 17-year-old singer posted a lengthy comment on Nylon Germany's official Instagram page after the magazine shared the cover art, designed by Marcel C Wilkens, which depicted her as a "supernatural fembot of the future".


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After the uproar from the singer and her fans, the magazine removed the cover art and clarified that their intention was not to hurt anyone.

 

 

 

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Revealing our second collaborative „double” cover featuring boundary-breaking twins @lisaandlena as digital avatars in our futuristic 3D artwork. New issue #8 on DIGITAL PRODIGIES drops this FRIDAY. This issue is all different while still keeping our NYLON spirit alive: Telling the story of digital prodigies who are redefining the future of being a Teen Superstar. The artistic creation of the avatars is dedicated to the achievements and the positive effects they have had on millions around the globe ­­– including us. What’s more: @kiernanshipka, @stefaniegiesinger & @kimpetras opened up about the struggles and chances of the Generation Z. We’re transcending the limits of growing up and follow @iv.jay around New York City, talk messing up with @riconasty and channel the laissez-faire vibe. Issue available at newsstands on Friday and to order online via link in bio. Cover art designed by @e.memories⁠ ・⁠ ・⁠ ➡️ EDIT We as NYLON Germany value and stand for artistic freedom, but we also respect the feelings of @billieeilish and her fandom. We are fans ourselves. Therefore we decided to remove our second cover of Billie Eilish. For this cover, it was never our intention to create a look that is confusing or insulting to Billie. It was only ever our intention to honor her impact by creating this avatar, which is part of a cover series highlighting the power of digital prodigy artists. ・⁠ ・⁠ ・⁠ ・⁠ ・⁠ ・⁠ ・⁠ ・⁠ ・⁠ #lisaandlena #leli #lelifamily #twins #loveit #musically #lisaandlenalove #lenaandlisa #nylongermany #coverstory #3D #genz #digitalprodigies #releaseday #friday #boundarybreaking #cover⁠ A post shared by NYLON magazine germany (@nylongermany) on

Meanwhile, Nylon's America edition waded into the controversy and offered support to the singer.

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