I'm sorry half the stuff people think is queerbaiting is not even queerbaiting...JK Rowling with her characters WAS queerbaiting, Billie Eilish not coming out but making a statement in an instagram caption that YA'LL took out of context about her OWN personal sexual/intimate life is not queerbaiting.
Pushing people to officially "come out" is actually so toxic and very harmful to do, and the fact that the pressure is actually only coming from people in the LGBT community is just so...like you're kinda being worse than straight people 😭
She can be as "elusive" or vague about it as she wants, I don't understand this whole "but she's profiting off the LGBT community!!" ...Okay?? So do half of female pop stars, if an LGBT person likes her and finds solace or just entertainment in her work let them??
And as for the argument of "taking attention away from "out" or more visible/vocal LGBT artists" I mean #1. That is not Billie's fault that someone doesn't actively seek to listen to and support those more vocal/visible LGBT artists, that's YOUR fault for not seeking them out
And 2. Art is art at the end of the day and as a queer person, lots of art that has spoken to me has been by non queer artists(to my knowledge at least), typically female pop stars like Britney Spears. They profited off my queer self and plenty of other queer people.
The art itself does not discriminate and hold any boundaries to who can listen to it and find strength and solace in it so Billie Eilish's video and music and art is gonna attract whoever it attracts at the end of the day this is really not a big deal. Also I saw the video of Lost Cause and ya'll are acting like she was in a massive orgy or kissing the girls she was literally just having fun??
As for the IG caption, "I love girls"....okay?? I mean I love girls too not in a romantic or sexual way but she could've meant it like that or in a more platonic way, either way how are you gonna pressure a woman to publicly make a statement to the world about something that is so personal, ESPECIALLY knowing that most ppl doing this are queer people themselves who have struggled in this world at least a little bit because of their identity. Shouldn't we want to be moving forward to a society where people don't have to "come out" and could just live their lives freely and we don't care about it???
Honestly the thing that gets me most upset is that the LGBT community has SO much actual issues to worry about, even if we were to just talk about America ALONE. Like y'know ACTUAL homophobia/transphobia in the workplace of several industries, rate of murder of black trans women, non-accepting families to queer children, etc...