Billie Eilish turning 18 brings out the memes—and creeps

Billie Eilish celebrated her 18th birthday earlier this week, as she continued to dominate year-end lists and shrug off angry Van Halen fans.

There were birthday posts from family and celebrity friends. There were also a lot of Drake memes. Eilish revealed last month that she and Drake text and he’s “so nice.” Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown admitted last year that he also texts her, a girl who is not yet 18. The red flags can be seen for miles, but this led to more memes about Drake, as well as creeps “celebrating” this birthday.

A fake Drake comment on Eilish’s Instagram post sent a lot of people spinning out.

There was also a rumor that Eilish was the top search on PornHub, but the company denied that. (ASAP Rocky is trending, however.)

Eilish had an incredible year, but she recently expressed some anxiety about turning 18, beyond the fetishization and sexualization of girl’s ages and bodies. She told Extra she’s more worried about people piling on the hatred when she’s an adult: “I’m just afraid people are going to be like, ‘And here’s all the hate we feel,’ you know, because they normally hold it back a little bit. I mean, they barely hold it back.”

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Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder

Audra Schroeder is the Daily Dot’s senior entertainment writer, and she focuses on streaming, comedy, and music. Her work has previously appeared in the Austin Chronicle, the Dallas Observer, NPR, ESPN, Bitch, and the Village Voice. She is based in Austin, Texas.