AceShowbiz - Billie Eilish has once again landed in hot water, though this time she didn't directly cause the storm of criticism. It's her new boyfriend Matthew Tyler Vorce's old racist and homophobic social media posts that became the root of the issue.
The 29-year-old actor has faced backlash after his past misogynistic tweets and Facebook comments, in which he allegedly used racial and homophobic slurs, resurfaced online. Screenshots of the posts emerged on Twitter and TikTok over the weekend, reportedly being brought forward by Billie's fans.
The screencaps include statements made by Matthew allegedly using the N-word, mocking Asian people for wearing face masks, using homophobic slurs, calling girls "sluts" and comparing singer Adele to Miss Piggy. In one Facebook post, he admitted to imagining about decapitating a woman. "When I see a pretty girl walking down the street I think two things, one part of me wants to take her out, and talk to her, be real nice and treat her right. The other part of me wants to know what her head would look like on a stick," read the disturbing post.
An angry fan responded to Matthew's alleged controversial tweets, "ok i'm very disappointed in billie to be honest." Another called out the actor, who is ten years older than Billie, "Hmm..don't like him at all."
Some users and friends, however, have come to Matthew's defense, insisting he has changed. One of them responded to the critics on Instagram, "...people grow and mindsets change. If you want to demonize people and make them into villains forever that's on you... we're all growing every day until we die. No one is born perfect and people have to unlearn certain conditioning. Hope you unlearn yours too."
Matthew and Billie have not directed responded to the backlash, but the Grammy-winning artist liked an Instagram post which called out her fandom. "This fandom is so embarrassing sometimes," read the post, "like why would you go in someone's comments and say something that you literally don't even know is true and something y'all LITERALLY MADE UP, sometimes y'all are so dumb. Some of you just need to learn how to mind your business."
The criticism directed at Matthew comes as Billie's battling queerbaiting accusations after she posted on her Instagram page, "I love girls" along with behind-the-scenes pictures from her "Lost Cause" music video featuring female stars who are featured in the clip.