The singer wrote that she spent the past week trying to figure out a way to “address this delicately,” referring to proponents of the “All Lives Matter” world view.
The award winning singer, who has more than 63 million Instagram followers, said that she strives to use her “enormous” platform to be respectful and to carefully think through what she says and how she says it.
She said if she hears one more white person saying, “All lives matter,” she would lose her “f—— mind.”
“No one is saying your life doesn’t matter,” Eilish wrote. “No one is saying your life is not hard. No one is saying literally anything about you.
“This is not about you,” she continued. “Stop making everything about you. You are not in need. You are not in danger.”
Going further Eilish, whose full name is Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell, said she would explain it as she would to a child.
“If your friend gets a cut on their arm are you gonna wait to give all your friends” a Band-Aid first “because all arms matter?” she asked. “No,” she said, adding that you would help your friend who was bleeding because they are in pain and in need.
She provided another example, asking if a person’s house was on fire and someone was trapped inside, “are you gonna make the fire department go to every other house on the block first because all houses matter???”
“No,” she said, because they don’t “f—— need it.”
The post was written almost entirely in caps.
You are privileged whether you realize it or not, Eilish wrote.
“Society gives you privilege just for being white,” she wrote. “You can be poor, you can be struggling..and still your skin color is giving you more privilege than you even realize and nobody is saying that makes you better than anyone.”
This allows white people to live without having to worry about surviving, simply because of their skin color, Eilish wrote.
“If all lives matter,” she asked, “why are black people killed for just being black? Why are immigrants persecuted? Why are white people given opportunities that people of other races aren’t?”
Eilish questioned why white people can protest stay-at-home orders while carrying semi-automatic weapons, as some have at the State Capitol in Lansing, Michigan, and why black people are labelled “thugs” for protesting “the murder of innocent people.”
“Do you know why?” she asked. “White. F——. Privilege.”
“The slogan ‘Black Lives Matter’ does not mean other lives don’t,” Eilish wrote. It is “calling attention to the fact that society clearly thinks black lives don’t f—— matter.”
“And they f—— do!!!!!!” she wrote, before repeating “black lives matter” four times and ended the statement with “#justiceforgeorgefloyd.”