American singer Billie Eilish has experienced a significant decline in Instagram followers, losing over 100,000 since openly discussing her sexuality on the red carpet. The 21-year-old artist confirmed her attraction to women at a Variety’s Hitmakers event on Dec. 2, and on the same day, she lost almost 10,000 followers. The following day, she lost another 75,000, and nearly 50,000 more on the subsequent day.
Eilish sarcastically thanked Variety for her award and addressed her sexuality on the red carpet in an Instagram post, where she expressed her preference for both boys and girls. During the red carpet interview, she mentioned not believing in “coming out” and emphasized the importance of people just being able to exist.
Despite the loss of over 200,000 followers in 30 days, Eilish still maintains a substantial following of over 110 million on Instagram, placing her among the top 40 users on the platform with the most followers.