007 heaven: Pop star at centre of LGBT row to sing new James Bond movie title track

007 heaven: Pop star at centre of LGBT row to sing new James Bond movie title track
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Posted on 15 Jan 2020

After last year causing controversy within the LGBT community with the song Wish You Were Gay, pop star Billie Eilish has been named as the artist who will perform the title track for the new James Bond movie, No Time To Die. 


The 18-year-old singer, who was just four years old when current Bond star Daniel Craig first starred as British secret service agent 007, is the youngest artist in history to write and record a theme tune for the 58-year-old franchise. 

Eilish was at the centre of controversy last year when she released the single Wish You Were Gay, a song about unrequited love for a boy. The track includes the lyric, “I can't tell you how much I wish I didn't wanna stay/ I just kinda wish you were gay”. A number of her LGBT fans reacted badly to the song, claiming that Eilish was queerbaiting her audience with its title, fetishising gay men and using them as props in order to get a guy that she likes.


Responding to the criticism in an interview with PopBuzz, Eilish said: “First off, I want to be so clear that it's so not supposed to be an insult. I feel like it's been a little bit misinterpreted. I tried so hard to not make it in any way offensive.

“The whole idea of the song is, it's kind of a joke. It's kind of like, ‘I'm an ass and you don't love me. And you don't love me because you don't love me and that's the only reason and I wish you didn't love me because you didn't love girls.’

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