"Porn is a disgrace": Billie Eilish speaks out on harms of porn

Billie Eilish has spoken publicly about her experiences with porn and how she has been harmed by it

In an interview on The Howard Stern Show, the singer revealed that she had first been exposed to porn at age 11, and became a regular consumer.

“I was an advocate, I thought I was one of the guys, and would talk about it and think I was really cool for not having a problem with it.

“I think it destroyed my brain and I feel incredibly devastated that I was exposed to so much porn."

Billie attributed sleep paralysis, nightmares and night terrors to the violent and abusive porn she was watching.

“It got to the point where I couldn’t watch anything else – unless it was violent, I didn’t think it was attractive. And I was a virgin, I had never done anything. So it led to problems, where the first few times I had sex I was not saying no to things that were not good. And it’s because that’s what I thought I was supposed to be attracted to.

"I'm so angry that porn is so loved," she added. "And I'm so angry at myself for thinking that it was OK."

Tragically, this is the experience of so many young people growing up in a porn culture. This is why we have campaigned for pornography age-verification to protect children from exposure to porn. This year, the Federal Government announced its support for an age-verification system. 

We applaud Billie speaking out about the harms of porn, and hope that as a result, other young women and girls feel empowered to do the same. 

See also:

‘My daughter saw porn at 8. This is how her life unravelled’ - Melinda Tankard Reist blog

‘I learnt to act like porn stars so boys would like me’ – Jemima tells MTR how her life changes when exposed to porn at 10

What's the problem with porn? Collective Shout respond to common pro-porn arguments

Media Release: Overdue Federal Government announcement on porn protections for kids welcomed

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  • Caitlin Roper
    published this page in News 2021-12-16 13:06:11 +1100

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