Billie Eilish is not very happy with Nylon Germany’s portrayal of her on its latest cover as a bald and shirtless cyborg, a rainbow-colored 3-D depiction designed by Marcel C Wilkens.
Eilish weighed in on Nylon Germany’s Instagram feed where she started her post by writing, “what the fuck is this shit” followed by four bullet points.
iwas never approached by nylon about this piece whatsoever. idid not know it was happening nor did anyone on my team.
- this is not even a real picture of me.
ihad absolutely no creative input. youregonna makea picture of me shirtless?? thatsnot real?? at 17? and make it the cover???? even if the picture was supposed to look like some robot version of me… idid not consent in any way.
- ANNNDDD YOU’RE GONNA REMOVE ALL MY FUCKIN HAIR?
Under Eilish’s comment, the magazine responded “For this cover, it was never our intention to create a look that is confusing or insulting to Billie Eilish. It was only ever our intention to honor Billies impact and her work by creating this avatar which is part of a cover series highlighting the power of digital prodigy artists. This avatar is a piece of 3D artwork created in dedication to her achievements and the positive effect she has had on millions around the globe – including us.”
While Nylon Germany initially hung tough, it eventually removed the cover.