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Billie Eilish steps out in controversial brand after racial slur apology

Billie Eilish is again to work, making her first look since apologizing for lip-syncing an anti-Asian slur.

The “Dangerous Man” singer, 19, was seen leaving a photoshoot in Burbank, Calif., on Tuesday afternoon, a few month after an edited compilation video — in which she seems to mouth an offensive time period featured in Tyler, the Creator’s 2011 music “Fish” — sparked backlash on the web.

Nevertheless, Eilish might have unknowingly brought on extra controversy together with her selection of apparel for the outing.

The Grammy winner wore an Erykah Badu T-shirt and matching shorts from Chinatown Market, a streetwear brand that lately vowed to vary its title after being accused of cultural appropriation.

“Our title was impressed by the outlets, individuals, and vibrance of Canal Avenue and Chinatown in New York however it’s not our title to make use of,” Chinatown Market shared in an Instagram assertion in March.

“We didn’t do sufficient to think about what this title would imply to the communities in Chinatowns internationally and we have to take possession of this error. It’s time to do the appropriate factor and we’re dedicated to being part of the change.”

The brand — whose founder, Mike Cherman, is white — additionally mentioned it could donate the proceeds from current merchandise to nonprofits benefiting AAPI causes.

“The Asian American group is rightfully demanding all of us suppose and act extra actually. We should always have carried out this sooner however it’s by no means too late to do the appropriate factor,” the assertion learn.

The brand has but to announce its new title.

In Eilish’s prolonged mea culpa shared in June, the star mentioned she was “13 or 14” in the resurfaced video, throughout which she “mouthed a phrase from a music that on the time i didn’t know was a derogatory time period” used in opposition to members of the Asian group.

“I’m appalled and embarrassed and need to barf that I ever mouthed alongside to that phrase,” Eilish mentioned.

“This music was the one time I’d ever heard that phrase because it was by no means used round me by anybody in my household. No matter my ignorance and age on the time, nothing excuses the actual fact is that it was hurtful. And for that I’m sorry.”

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