Updated: Jan 20
Written by: Emily Hume
Billie Eilish has risen to an incredible level of fame, and with that, she has also cultivated an amazing fan base. However, one thing that might shock you is that her fans don’t have an official name or title. While BTS has the ARMY and Taylor Swift has Swifties, Billie’s fans are simply Billie Eilish fans!
Originally, her fans were jokingly referred to as “Avocados,” and even Billie herself now cringes to hear this. The fandom wants to do whatever Billie would like, so for now, avocados are out but when Billie first made her Instagram account, her handle was @wherearetheavocados. Billie has said in several interviews that the reason for this was not anything fancy. One day as she was making a grilled cheese sandwich, she was at home and yelled in her kitchen, “Where are the avocados??” It became a running joke, and she decided to make it her handle. At the time, it had nothing to do with her fandom, but since then, it has truly exploded. There are so many fan accounts that are dedicated to Billie with their own names being “herearetheavocados” or “therearetheavocados,” but since Billie’s fast paced rise to stardom, her own Instagram account is now just @billieeilish. Some of her most popular hashtags are also still in reference to “wherearetheavocados,” but some fans have moved past this. This leaves the fandom with no official name or title for themselves, but that does not mean that they are any lesser!
With Billie having massive success in both the digital and live performance world, she has really taken the music scene and made it all her own. Her fans have always supported her, alongside her brother Finneas, and they will continue to do so - fandom name or not!
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