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Kat Dennings on Billie Eilish body-shaming: 'The Internet is gross'

Kat Dennings on Billie Eilish body-shaming: 'The Internet is gross'
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Kat Dennings recently leapt to the defence of Billie Eilish because she found it "gross" that Internet trolls were shaming the young star's body.

The 2 Broke Girls star spoke out when online commentators shared their opinions on 18-year-old Billie's figure after she was spotted out in a tank top and shorts, rather than her usual baggy attire, in October.

"It's just so dumb - any woman in the spotlight is already under a tremendous amount of pressure. The Internet is gross, and awful and I hate it," Kat, 34, raged in a chat with Entertainment Tonight.

"I don't know if it's because she's so young and it just feels so inappropriate for anyone to comment on any young person's body. It's just gross, it's gross man! People forget themselves because the Internet is this wall that they can hide behind."

Kat, who started acting professionally as a teenager, originally made her feelings known about the Billie comments on her Twitter account, stating she'd looked the same at that age and adding: "It'd be nice for this unhealthy nonsense to f**k right off."

In her chat with ET, she continued to say that she felt personally affronted by the remarks.

"She's a beautiful young girl who is making unbelievable, earth-changing art," she said. "I mentioned in my tweet that I looked exactly like that when I was her age and I had a horrible time.

"Things have improved as far as body image for girls and boys and everybody - things are more inclusive now. But when I was growing up it was not like that. I hope people know that people are in their corner and that (body-shaming) is not okay."

 

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