Earlier this year, Billie Eilish premiered her body.

Or, at least, that's how it felt amid the intense media coverage of her newly revealing outfits. After making her way to the top of the charts with baggy tracksuits and acid-green hair, the 19-year-old pop star of "Bad Guy" fame announced her second album, the recently released "Happier Than Ever," with a cover that was decidedly more bombshell than her old goth- and hip-hop-influenced pose: bleached blonde locks, a white sweater falling off her shoulders.

Then, when Eilish went full pinup on the cover of British Vogue—her curvy frame cinched in a pink Gucci corset and skirt over Agent Provocateur lingerie, accessorized by fetishistic latex gloves and leggings—the internet lost its collective mind. Onlookers showered Eilish with appreciation, backlash and the inevitable backlash to the backlash. Where some saw a young woman hitting adulthood and rightfully showing off her body, others called hypocrisy or, worse, capitulation to male-driven