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Billie Eilish in Hot Water Over Saying ‘Hi Israel’ For Album Promo

Having released her second album, ‘Happier Than Ever’, earlier in the week, American pop music icon Billie Eilish has moved to the global promotion phase, with fans excited about the new songs. However, not everyone appeared to share the sentiment.

In a new promotional video, singer Billie Eilish greeted Israeli listeners and touted her new album ‘Happier Than Ever’, with a clip shared by MTV Israel. However, her message beginning with “Hi, Israel” appeared to have triggered a wave of hate and criticism online, with netizens accusing Eilish of being “Zionist”.

“Hi Israel, I’m so excited that my new album, Happier Than Ever, is out now. Swipe up to listen it”, appeared to be the line that has put Eilish on the verge of being cancelled by some.

The teenage pop music star was bombarded with reactions online, with users, as usual, divided. While some insulted and slammed the singer, others wondered how could one use album promotional for a foreign market as a political statement.