Billie Eilish has hit out at Nylon Magazine after an image of her was drafted on to their front cover.
The magazine's new edition went on sale this week, and features three artists who they claim are guiding culture into its next tech phase.
Billie Eilish is portrayed, but the photograph is heavily altered - she is portrayed as a naked, bald, web avatar.
Shocked, the 17 year old artist wrote: "I was never approached by Nylon about this piece whatsoever. I did not know it was happening nor did anyone on my team."
Taking issue with the design, she said: "You're gonna make a picture of me shirtless? That's not real?? At 17? And make it the cover????"
Billie Eilish finished: "Even if the picture was supposed to look like some robot version of me... I did not consent in any way."
Noting this, Nylon issued a subsequent statement: "It was never our intention to create a look that is confusing or insulting to Billie Eilish. It was only ever our intention to honour Billie's impact and her work by creating this avatar which is part of a cover series highlighting the power of digital prodigy artists."
"This avatar is a piece of 3D artwork created in dedication to her achievements and the positive effect she has had on millions around the globe - including us."
Welcome to the fucking full cover future @billieeilish is one of three cover stars for our new issue #8 on DIGITAL PRODIGIES, dropping this FRIDAY This issue is all different while still keeping our NYLON spirit alive: We asked fans to tell the stories of three digital prodigies who are redefining the future of being a Teen Superstar. What’s more: @madelame, @riconasty and @stefaniegiesinger talk transcending the Gen Z vibe and what encapsulates the struggle of growing up. Our conclusion? Nothing is impossible, which is why we‘re skiing in September and challenge 80s aerobic queens in contemporary fashion spreads. Plus: German-gone-US Pop prodigy @kimpetras sat down to give us her thoughts on everything from trans discrimination to making it big across the ocean. Are you as hyped as we are?? Tag who needs to see this & go grab a copy on newsstands on Friday Billie fembot designed & imagined by @e.memories, story by @_edditude_ & @robmic • • • EDIT „To you, @billieeilish & your fans: For this cover, it was never our intention to create a look that is confusing or insulting to Billie Eilish. It was only ever our intention to honor Billies impact and her work by creating this avatar which is part of a cover series highlighting the power of digital prodigy artists. This avatar is a piece of 3D artwork created in dedication to her achievements and the positive effect she has had on millions around the globe - including us.“ • • • • • • • • • #billieeilish #cover #digitalcover #coverart #billie #eilish #wherearetheavocados #eilishfans #eyelashes #pirates #digitalprodigy #digitalart #virtualarts #artistsoninstagram #virtualgate #contemporaryart #billieeilishmusic #billieeilishvideo