Billie Eilish & Brother DRAGGED For White Privilege!

Billie Eilish & Brother DRAGGED For White Privilege!


Finneas O’Connell as you would know is Billy Eilish’s brother just clap back at trolls who attributed his and Billie’s success to their parents connections and privilege what is up you guys it’s Sussan we’re out here with clever news and yes some people really did just claim that Phineas and Billie Eilish are successful only because they were born and raised in LA and of their parents’s connections in the industry in case you didn’t know their parents Maggie Baird and Patrick O’Connell have worked in the acting and film industries throughout their lives but regardless of who they know the amount of success Billie and Finneas have achieved is above and beyond what any connections could have got them together they collectively won ten Grammys this year and they are still breaking records left and right but over the weekend Phineas wrote a piece of advice for young artists that sparked a debate about nepotism and privilege real quick Merriam Webster’s definition of nepotism is the practice among those with power or influence of favoring relatives or friends especially by giving them jobs Phineas wrote quote a piece of advice to young creatives shooting your shot is promoted widely and I think honestly it’s a little overrated work super hard alone or with your closest friends make so good it speaks for itself don’t pester people to work with you let them come to you and before we get into all the responses I’d love to know where your initial reactions to this statement up get the conversation going right here in the comment section below and you won’t want to miss what upset fans had to say to him and Billy some fans thought that Phineas’s mentality was only because of the privilege and connections he and his family apparently have one person said quote easy to say when your sister is Billy and your family supported your career not everyone has the luxury and white privilege to be so lucky I fought to be on h NW h and shade 45 i’m an indie artist with a vision working to live off my dream another said spoken like someone born to two actors in LA here’s my piece of advice check your priveledge some of us have full-time jobs and are desperate to escape those conditions my dad was a mechanic I can’t even afford his funeral I have $700 in my bank account so yeah I’ll shoot my shot and another road I think the point most people are making is that the statement you made still reeks of privilege let them come to you is easy for you to say as a white man but people of color don’t exactly get offered opportunities left and right but vineyards took to Twitter to set the record straight in a sense deleted tweet he said quote during my lifetime our parents were never able to fully financially support us off their work as actors our dad worked 12 hour days seven days a week as a construction worker for Mattel and our mum was a teacher our parents gave us love but knew no one in the record industry he went on to say quote they paid off their mortgage last year and Billy pays them each salaries to tour with us full-time though they have told us many times they would work for us for free and Phineas added that quote anyone who saw us to eighteen twenty nineteen knows our dad insists on sweeping the stage each night before we perform so Phineas made his side of the story clear and many of his fans rallied behind him and Billy saying that they don’t have to explain themselves to the trolls one person said just so you know Phineas you don’t have to justify yourself to these people we love y’all no matter what another said you do not have to prove yourself especially not to haters everything you have is yours by hard work and great talent and you deserve it all and so much more please I love you another fan wrote the connections argument alone is tiring because sometimes even people with connections don’t make it because public simply doesn’t enjoy their art you can’t buy people’s heart we love Billy’s music that’s just it and both Billy and Phineas have praised their parents for encouraging their creativity while growing up the siblings were home-schooled and according to Phineas were surrounded by music in every nook and cranny of their house last year he told a wall that quote just being afforded the opportunities I was afforded living in LA making music being homeschooled having time in the day to make all that music it was just this gift that I was given of time and resources and we all know that their success came from just that they shot to fame in 2015 when song ocean eyes went viral on SoundCloud when Phineas was only 17 and Billy was only 13 they recorded the song in Phineas childhood bedroom where they also recorded the majority of Billy’s Grammy award-winning album when we all fall asleep where do we go and what you might not know is that Billy still lives in that same two-bedroom house where she grew up with her parents and their parents actually slept in the living room so that Billy and Phineas had their own rooms to record music Billy has also openly talked about the misconceptions surrounding her family she told NME quote people just have a different vision of how I was raised and that’s not correct they think I’m just a little rich girl from LA Billy also explained that her family lives in Highland Park but moved there when it quote wasn’t a great neighborhood but it was affordable for them so regardless of how Billy and Phineas got to where they are now their success speaks for itself but now I want to turn it over to you what are your thoughts on Phineas initial tweet and subsequent tweets and also what do you think about all the responses get chatting right here in the comment section below oh and while we’re talking about Billy Eilish click right over here to see all the ways she dominated last year as always be sure to hit that subscribe button right over there to keep updated on everything clever news has to offer oh and we also have some exciting news for you guys clever music is actually coming back next month March 2020 so stay tuned for that I’m your host Sussan Mourad thanks for hanging with me and I’ll see you later

77 thoughts to “Billie Eilish & Brother DRAGGED For White Privilege!”

  1. Not everything wrong in your life is because of your skin color. That’s the first lesson. Once you’ve mastered that, you can move to the second lesson which is that life is often incredibly unfair, and that’s not any one particular person’s fault or your own. The best you can do sometimes truly is the best you will get. Which most times feels like not enough. You keep working because the world doesn’t owe you anything and you make decisions as you go that you have to learn to live with. And once you’ve mastered that, the next lesson is taxes and well…I can’t help anyone with that one lol

  2. This was what Justin was talkin about protecting Billie. People just live to tear down people who have talent and posses the ability to make a change

  3. Bro common maybe their parents helped but people give credit where it is due they are both phenomenal singers and songwriters their talent is unimaginable. Guys let’s appreciate people while their here on earth we don’t know how much longer we will witness such effortless greatness

  4. Yeah, I disagree with FInneas here. There are many INSANELY talented people who never get anywhere, because they have no connections. His point is valid, but nowhere near universal.

  5. Omg🤦🏽 there’s always haters…let her be…this is why I wish we were back in 2017/2018 where her fan base was small and she didn’t have a lot of hate… maybe people are mad because she’s fulfilling her dreams and maybe they’ve always wanted to be successful…This is her year to shine…She deserves it…she loves her fans and she does a lottttttt of tours and she goes hard ..they go hard(Billie and finneas) when they perform…I mean …HARD!! Give her a break for once. I don’t want Billie to go back into that dark place again…because I feel like she’s more happier now than ever…Finneas and Billie are so amazing and they’re being the best that they can be…so please give them a break…stop the hateful comments because words actually hurt. Treat others how you want to be treated💚💚

  6. They don’t need to explain themselves honestly they worked hard for what they have but they also understand the « let them come to you « statement is really hard when people are wondering what their next meal is gonna be. Also speaking as a black person we walk in a room everyday not scared exactly, but wondering if there is anyone who doesn’t like us based on our skin color and if we will get the opportunities others have. Finneas probably has been given white privilege that he doesn’t realize and can not control. He is born that way and we cannot hate on him because that might’ve opened doors that were shut to us. Love everyone and appreciate the fact that we’re all different and unique, it’s what makes life so worth living 🙌🏾

  7. Their parents were not famous nor did they make a living off being actors. They had regular jobs to provide for their families.

  8. Now I 100% believe white privilege exists but y'all need to not come for them. I WILL BOX ANYONE WHO DISAGREES WITH ME. I am a black woman who believes in white privilege and cultural appropriation. But Billie and her brother has worked for everything they wanted together in their own white way and I can tell you their white privilege may have taken them some of the way but not ALL of the way. They are scrutinized and criticized every three seconds. For ANYTHING they do. Stfu they deserve those wins they worked hard for them

  9. it's true tho that white privilege exist…but it doesn't mean that you're not talented when you have a privilege. sometimes this white people gets out of touch in the real word, there are people out there who works just as hard, but they never get anywhere.

  10. Ignore the fact they got famous after putting a song on soundcloud and it got famous. After the hard work it took in making the song and putting it together.
    WHITE👏PRIVILEGE👏 IS👏NOT👏A👏THING👏 AND👏 NOT👏EVERY👏WHITE👏PERSON👏IS👏BORN👏IN👏A👏LAP👏OF👏LUXRY!👏

  11. It’s mad funny that because they think their parents helped them “white privilege” like anyone who get help got white privilege now

  12. They both has unlimited talent, however their loving and willing parents and their location on the map helped with those efforts.

  13. “let them come to you” is a humble statement.. if u believe u have talent u don’t have go and beg to be seen jus stay to ur self and keep working.. that’s what he’s saying
    they’re finally getting the recognition they deserve

  14. As much as I agree white privilege makes it easier for there careers to pop off. I definitely don't think there success has to do with there parents connections. Billie brought something different to the table and her brother is an amazing song writer. The two are both extremely talented individuals who work amazing together as a team. Y'all know damn well there parents aren't big names in the industry. If you really thought this was true y'all would've clocked her back in 2016 back when people started to hype her up 😂.

  15. People shouldn't use white privilege as a scapegoat when in Billie's (& her brother's case) that just simply isn't true. Yeah they do have privilege because they are white but they are both legitimately talented. – which means they deserve every bit of fame they have, with no thanks to that privilege but rather to all the hard work they did to get here. Being born with a certain skin color shouldn't automatically discredit anyone.. no matter what that color is.

  16. Why does everything have to be about race . Nowadays we can’t except that people are just good at something. This is why we can’t have nice things

  17. Really so why you think this girl still lives in a two bedroom house. She is attach to this place she can have a mansion at this point. LA is not cheap at all. Is not white privileged is hard work and a lot of creativity look Little Nas what you call his success, common America !!!!

  18. All the tweets are so salty and wayyyy off. I JUST spoke with her manger tonight in a Q&A and it had nothing to do with their parents. Of course they raised them into lovely humble human beings but they got themselves there based off their pure God given talented and their work ethic. And what he was saying is if you’re THAT good (because you dedicate yourself to your craft and REALLY put in the effort) you will reap what you sow! and eventually you will be fruitful in Gods timing and really, honestly— it’s only gonna happen if it’s in Gods plan i mean Fin was actually the one networking for his old band and it was those connections he kept that in turn helped Billie get signed way back when with Ocean Eyes. They make magic in their bedroom and are always sharpening their craft and if you can make magic and blow someone away from the first song, you deserve to be at the top.

  19. ok, first off.. Yes his sister IS Billie, but he's also FINNEAS and HELPED her WRITE THEIR MUSIC. Do y'all NOT see Lizzo, Cardi B, Beyonce, Lil Nas ETC UP THERE????????? y'all ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SHIT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT. STFU ALREADY. its her fault she gained millions of followers on ig and youtube?? its her fault she went viral on soundcloud?? there are people out here straight up copying them and you dont see them on the charts because they're white…. another thing, its INSULTING to EVERY white person who has struggled really badly throughout their lives.

  20. Obviously the connections help compared to artists who come from nothing… but I feel like every time a couple of people say something media makes it seem like everyone is saying it. Stop making it seem like a large percentage of black ppl are saying this bc nobody cares that much.

  21. they had a leg up on knowledge but her voice and his musical skills were all theirs. they had their own struggles like her ticks dont make it easy for performing so shes done very well

  22. They work hard jus as anyone else every little thing they do they get dragged for it yes I’m black and I do love Billie now stop tryna drag them both down jus bc y’all don’t like them or they music

  23. People are OBSESSED with Billie Eilish. They always have her name in their mouth, they’re basically closeted fans at this point. Thank you for streaming❣️

  24. I bet the haters are also privileged cuz u guys are born in countries that hv access to the internet and have the time and energy to hate ppl they don’t even know lol

  25. I don't understand why their being dragged! If they were Asian, Mexican, Indian, Italian, Egyptian, African, African American, etc they would be praised for their privilege. Yeah, their privileged because they got their shot and happen to be talented…..let's all be color blind please!!!!!!

  26. Do y’all realize that not EVERY SINGLE successful white person made it because of white privilege?
    They could just be talented hard workers that just happen to be white and just because y’all don’t like them for whatever reason, you wanna say it’s “privilege”. That’s really sad.
    And I’m black before anyone tries to come for me.

  27. If you do a deep dive, you'll discover that they do have family-rooted connections in the entertainment industry. It's fine too, the infuriating part is how they desperately deny this. Her career wasn't as organic as it is marketed as. This is marketing, and they are facing the backlash

  28. I just think people don't like feeling or being judged, for the choices they have in front of them.. & being judge for taking one of their options… I think that was their problem with Billie' s Brother… instead of explaining that to him. They just came at him with the same energy… people on social media are Petty they're not about to take the High Road lol ….. Just be more sensitive, respectful to others,& choose your words wisely to not be misunderstood by others. If you don't I don't care it's your image you're damaging not mine . . I'm just saying 👋🏼✌🏼🤙🏼

  29. I really just don’t get how someone could hate billie and finn, like howwww!! They are so sweet and talented!! I love them both so much😘🥰 I have been a fan of billie since 2017:)

  30. I like how their parents supported their talents. Some parents will push their unfulfilled dreams onto you even if you want something else. Maybe schools should also simply focus on each student's talents as well and support them instead of wasting years of learning things they won't even use in this life.

  31. She mostly anything now…..the way she sings, what she wears, how she looks…..its really just annoying at this point

  32. I still think white privilege exists but I don’t think Billie Eilish became famous because of privilege. Especially since she went viral from a song on SoundCloud.

  33. Both of them are talented but privilege is still a thing. People with lighter skin will always get more opportunities, it’s a sad reality. Times are changing but not fast enough.

  34. Wtf? They should be proud of their ethnic background, family background, personal background, professional background, educational background, etc., etc., etc. BE PROUD. Sorry we all don’t have the same privileges – we just need to work HARDER then. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤

  35. Why can’t you just be happy for them. The worked there asses off. Mom and dad. Worked just as hard for them. Stop the hate.

  36. Just because you are white and from LA has no bearing on your economical status There are tons of poor white folk and just your average middle class, that it not white privilege. Ppl need to chill

  37. They are both talented people proven by all the awards and their fan's genuine support for them. If u want an example for white privilege and fame based off of connections, theres paris hilton. She doesnt write/produce any of her songs but was given the opportunity but she didnt go far with her music career. Point is, no amount of connections or privilege would get u far if u didnt have real talent.

  38. I see nothing wrong with what he said they never had white privilege some people dont know how they lived and how were raised he was making a point and I think they were missing it

  39. Explain why, kids who have richer much more well connected white parents in the industry dont even have half of the success they have now. Ya'll bitter haters is trippin

  40. I’m black too but everything these days is about race. Let’s stop blaming everything on race there’s nothing we can do just work with what your dealt with is may be harder but don’t hate on someone else’s for what he cannot control he is blessed he is gifted he is talent and he is WHITE and there is no problem with that.

  41. 1 NOT👏EVERY👏SUCCESSFUL👏WHITE👏PERSON👏BECAME👏FAMOUS👏BECAUSE👏OF👏WHITE👏PRIVILEGE👏 2 you can’t use race as an excuse to just be mad at someone for no particular reason it’s stupid and blatantly racist. You can’t tell someone that worked for everything they had that it was all just handed to them. It takes sweat and tears to work for your passion

  42. this is so sad 🙁 they’ve worked SO HARD and imagine seeing headlines saying that they only made it bc of white privilege. i cant imagine how upsetting it is…like seriously not everything is about race!

  43. I like Finneas and Billie, but they grew up in LA, had actors for parents, and are white. They also have parents who are super supportive and loving and gave them a good childhood and good foundation. It doesn’t mean they aren’t extremely talented and don’t work really really hard. It just means there are many struggles they’ve never known, and they need to be aware of that.

  44. Yes they are very privileged but they also have talent so it should be widely noted that what he said was supposed to be advice

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