AceShowbiz - Rocker Shirley Manson has given Billie Eilish something to smile about amid a new racial slur row, calling the "Bad Guy" star the saviour of misfit girls.
Eilish has been "cancelled" by TikTok fans after videos of her mocking Asians resurfaced overnight.
The Gen Z icon has been slammed for lip syncing an anti-Asian slur and appearing to mock Asian accents.
She has also been accused of queerbaiting with her new music video for "Lost Cause" after posting snaps from the video to Instagram with the caption, "I love girls." Some followers felt she was toying with LGBTQ+ fans despite insisting she's straight.
But Garbage's Manson is still a fan, telling NME.com, "For so long, it seemed like the rebellious girls were being suffocated. They weren't being given any space or attention. I think we have Billie Eilish to thank for the sudden interest once again for the sad girls, the dark girls and the girls who are out of step with the pop culture landscape. That, to me, is exciting because that's the music I love."
"I'm uninterested in love songs. They bore the s**t out of me. I love it when Billy NoMates is taking it to the wire; I love it when Little Simz is in everybody's faces. I love it when these artists are pushing, questioning and presenting a powerful facet of self to the public."
Billie Eilish is gearing up for the release of her sophomore set "Happier Than Ever" due late July this year.