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Porn is a disgrace, I started watching at age 11 — Billie Eilish

American female singer, Billie Eilish Pirate Baird O’Connell, stage name: Billie Eilish, has described pornography as a disgrace.

The Grammy-winning singer made the assertion on “The Howard Stern Show” on Sirius XM radio on Monday.

Billie Eilish who turns 20 on Saturday also disclosed she started watching porn at the age of 11 and that it destroyed her brain.

According to a CNN report, the singer suffered nightmares because she watched some porn contents that were so violent and abusive.

“I think porn is a disgrace. I used to watch a lot of porn, to be honest. I started watching porn when I was, like, 11,” the “Bad Guy” singer said, saying it helped her feel as if she were cool and “one of the guys,”.

“I think it really destroyed my brain and I feel incredibly devastated that I was exposed to so much porn,” she added, saying she suffered nightmares because some of the content she watched was so violent and abusive.

Eilish, who was home-schooled in Los Angeles and has seven Grammy Awards, is known for her often dark lyrics.

In the ballad “Male Fantasy” on her second album “Happier Than Ever,” she sings about being home alone and distracting herself with pornography as she recalls a broken relationship.

Eilish said she is now angry at herself for thinking it was acceptable to watch porn.

“The first few times I, you know, had sex, I was not saying no to things that were not good. It was because I thought that’s what I was supposed to be attracted to,” she said.

Eilish, who started her career wearing baggy clothes to prevent people from commenting on her body, became the youngest person in history to win all four of the top Grammy Awards in the same year when she took home the statuettes for new artist, album, record and song of the year in 2020 at age 18.

The singer said her fame had made it hard to date. “It’s really hard to meet people when, you know, people are either terrified of you or think you’re out of their league,” Eilish said.

Eilish has received several accolades, including seven Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, one Guinness World Record, three MTV Video Music Awards, and two Brit Awards.

She is the youngest artist in Grammy history and second overall to win all four general field categories—Best New Artist, Record of the Year, Song of the Year, and Album of the Year—in the same year. She was named in Time magazine’s inaugural Time 100 Next list in 2019, and made it into the main Time 100 list in 2021.

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