Billie Eilish made headlines this week with the release of her new single “Wish You Were Gay,” but not quite for the reasons she had hoped. While fans had hoped the song would be a queer anthem, they later found the song to be offensive, with Eilish saying that she wished a boy who didn’t love her back was gay. “I can't tell you how much I wish I didn't wanna stay/ I just kinda wish you were gay,” she sings.
In a new interview with PopBuzz, Eilish responded to the significant backlash to her song, saying that she felt there was a miscommunication going on about her intentions. “First off, I want to be so clear that it's so not supposed to be an insult,” Eilish said. “I feel like it's been a little bit misinterpreted. I tried so hard to not make it in any way offensive.”