Billie Eilish Seemingly Called Out Jimmy Kimmel For 'Making Her Look Stupid On TV' In Her Variety Hitmakers Speech

Date December 10, 2019

In November 2019, young music sensation Billie Eilish made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, which didn't go very well.

Kimmel wanted to check Billie's knowledge of music history and found out she didn't know who Van Halen was (skip to 3:56 on the video). Eilish was visibly uncomfortable, while the famous host made her lack of knowledge about past artists into a worse thing than it actually is.

Eilish received a lot of criticism online as a result.

Billie Eilish claps back at Jimmy Kimmel

On December 7, Billie Eilish was named Variety's Hitmaker of the Year and started her speech by seemingly shading Jimmy Kimmel for 'making her looking stupid on TV'.

Many believe it was actually a reference to Kimmel as Billie was uncomfortable with a backlash that followed the interview.

Many defend Eilish for not knowing Van Halen

People online believe that the 17-year-old music artist should not be shamed for not knowing some of the older musicians. Even Wolf Van Halen weighed on the matter.

Senator Elizabeth Warren was also aware of the situation and defended Billie.

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