Billie Eilish And Jesse Rutherford Dressed Up As A Baby And Old Man For Halloween Amid Tons Of Criticism Toward Their 11-Year Age Gap And People Think It’s Really “Weird”

Billie, 20, and Jesse, 31, seemingly confirmed their romance this month after they were photographed making out outside a restaurant in LA.

Earlier this month, Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford were spotted very ~publicly~ making out outside a popular restaurant in LA.

The photos, which surfaced online just days after they were seen holding hands at Halloween Horror Nights, showed Billie and Jesse looking incredibly cozy as they left an apparent dinner date.

Among the public reaction to the apparent confirmation that the pair were dating, some Twitter users raised their eyebrows at the age gap between Billie, 20, and Jesse, 31.

Given that Jesse has reportedly known Billie since she was around 15 or 16, per TMZ, many fans were left feeling uncomfortable by the news that they were seemingly dating.

“jesse rutherford was alive during george h w bush’s presidency. billie eilish cannot legally drink,” read one viral tweet.

jesse rutherford was alive during george h w bush’s presidency . billie eilish cannot legally drink https://t.co/ngqVl7U7il

Twitter: @leastfavorite_

“billie eilish cannot legally drink and jesse has known her since she was 15,” another said. “gotta love hollyweird!”

billie eilish cannot legally drink and jesse has known her since she was 15 🫶 gotta love hollyweird! https://t.co/I0YfkbNwIy

Twitter: @ihateuchlo

Some people defended the couple, arguing that Billie is a legal and consenting adult. In response, others said that 20 is still “young enough to be vulnerable to power dynamics” when dating someone over a decade older.

@VangelinaSkov 20 is still young enough to be vulnerable to power dynamics when dating someone in their 30s. Case by case but still more common than we’d like to let on.

Twitter: @thejessgalletta

All in all, the subject became a huge talking point online and has been ever since the photos first surfaced.

And while neither Billie nor Jesse immediately responded to the criticism, the pair have now seemingly poked fun at the whole thing by picking some very ~pointed~ costumes for Halloween this year.

Pictures circulating online show Billie dressed as a baby, while Jesse and one of his friends dressed as old men for a Halloween party.

Billie Eilish and boyfriend Jesse Rutherford dressed up together as a baby and an old man for Halloween.

Twitter: @PopCrave

Needless to say, fans were quick to raise eyebrows at the costumes in light of the ongoing criticism of Billie and Jesse’s age gap. “i cannot believe instead of jesse rutherford dating a 20 yr old and just SHUTTING THE FUCK UP him and billie dressed as a baby and old man......i am at a loss,” one person wrote.

i cannot believe instead of jesse rutherford dating a 20 yr old and just SHUTTING THE FUCK UP him and billie dressed as a baby and old man......i am at a loss

Twitter: @MERMAlDBARS

“something doesn’t sit right with me knowing that billie eilish dressed up as a baby and jesse rutherford dressed up as an old man,” another said.

something doesn’t sit right with me knowing that billie eilish dressed up as a baby and jesse rutherford dressed up as an old man 🧍🏻‍♂️

Twitter: @jstwellseasoned

Several people went on to label the costumes “nasty” and “gross.” One tweet read, “this whole billie and jesse situation is very weird…the costumes? that’s so…wrong.”

this whole billie and jesse situation is very weird…the costumes? that’s so…wrong

Twitter: @daydreamjuice

Meanwhile, others suggested that even without a problematic age gap, any couple dressing as a baby and an old man is “distasteful.”

even if billie and jesse were a normal couple without that concerning age gap, a couples costume where one is dressing as a baby and the other dressing as an old person is still so distasteful 🤢

Twitter: @miriamidge

And most people wound up suggesting that Billie and Jesse were “trolling the internet” with their costumes in light of the overwhelmingly negative response to their age gap.

“I feel like billie and jesse [knew] what they were doing since the Internet has trolled their relationship with their enormous age gap, so they’re trolling the internet on purpose,” one person speculated.

i feel like billie and jesse new what they were doing since the Internet has trolled their relationship with their enormous age gap, so they’re trolling the internet on purpose https://t.co/2MhWrr5HqA

Twitter: @gamecubeslay

Shortly after the photos surfaced online, Billie shared a mirror selfie to Instagram, which fans quickly labeled a “distraction post.”

“i’m tired,” she captioned the photo. It was quickly flooded with comments calling her out for seemingly trying to draw attention away from the growing backlash.

“girl so are we we’ve SEEN ur costume and we’re not happy,” one person wrote. “girl .. you ain’t distracting nobody,” another said.

“DISTRACTION POST WONT WORK THIS TIME,” one fan wrote. “WE SAW THAT COUPLES COSTUME.”

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