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Billie Eilish calls YouTuber out for dressing like her in public, saying: ‘You make me look bad’

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  • Billie Eilish called out a YouTuber who made a video with someone impersonating her, asking people to “please stop doing this s—.”
  • She posted screenshots on Instagram of the YouTuber Jordan Matter’s video, adding: “It is not safe for you and it is mean to the people who don’t know any better you make me look bad.”
  • Matter responded in an Instagram post on Thursday, saying: “I had absolutely no intention of disrespecting Billie.”
  • Multiple YouTubers have pretended to be Eilish in the past, and she went on to criticize them on Instagram.
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Billie Eilish has had enough of people pretending to be her in public.

On Thursday, the singer posted screenshots on Instagram of a video featuring an Eilish impersonator, asking people to “please stop doing this s—.”

“It is not safe for you and it is mean to the people who don’t know any better you make me look bad,” Eilish continued.

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Eilish asked fans not to dress as her as it could be dangerous. @billieeilish Instagram
Eilish, who won five Grammys on Sunday, quickly posted a second screenshot, zooming in on the socks of her impersonator.

“Also soooo disrespectful that you’d go out pretending to be me in THIS,” she wrote, followed by a pair of laughing emojis.

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Eilish dragged the YouTuber for her outfit. @billieeilish Instagram

The YouTuber behind the video, Jordan Matter, responded to the controversy with an Instagram post on Thursday.

“You’ve been commenting on the video shoot I did yesterday, and I’d like to respond. I gathered a crowd and had an acrobat pretending to be Billie do a huge cheer flip, which revealed it was not Billie,” Matter wrote.

“I had absolutely no intention of disrespecting Billie. I’m a big fan, like everyone else. I’ve never done a celebrity impersonation video before, but they’re pretty common so I thought it would be fun to add my own acrobatic twist. I felt it was completely harmless since at no time in the video are we pretending that she is actually Billie.”

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Hello everyone. You’ve been commenting on the video shoot I did yesterday, and I’d like to respond. I gathered a crowd and had an acrobat pretending to be Billie do a huge cheer flip, which revealed it was not Billie. I had absolutely no intention of disrespecting Billie. I’m a big fan, like everyone else. I’ve never done a celebrity impersonation video before, but they’re pretty common so I thought it would be fun to add my own acrobatic twist. Plus it was an opportunity to showcase incredible cheer artists who are often overlooked. I felt it was completely harmless since at no time in the video are we pretending that she is actually Billie. I have reached out directly to Billie and Maggie and apologized, and I will not post the video without their permission. I hope this clarifies everything.

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Matter said he had also reached out directly to Eilish and apologized and wrote that he would not post the video, which he deleted, again without her permission.

This was not the first time YouTubers have turned to stunts with Eilish impersonators for video content.

The “Bad Guy” singer posted two more screenshots, this time showing lists of YouTube videos advertising similar stunts. Her captions simply read “please” and “stop.”

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Eilish asked people to stop dressing as her. @billieeilish Instagram
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The Grammy winner showed a list of YouTube videos where people dressed as her. @billieeilish Instagram

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