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Billie Eilish thought the Spice Girls were fictional

By | Published on Wednesday 10 April 2019

Billie Eilish

Hey old people (by which I mean everyone older that 25), do you ever run pop culture references you think are universal past young people to see their reaction? It’s a fun game. Fun and depressing. The most fun type of game. Like, for instance, Billie Eilish was aware of the Spice Girls, but she thought they only existed in a film.

Eilish – who was born in 2001, after the group split up – was only aware of the Spice Girls from their 1997 film ‘Spice World’ until relatively recently. “I watched that movie like 40 times”, she recalled to Ellen Degeneres last week. “I remember seeing Spice Girls [were reforming] and thinking, ‘Oh my god, they’re re-enacting the movie'”.

Speaking to Capital FM this week, she elaborated further: “I thought ‘Spice World’, the Spice Girls movie, was a made up movie about a group of girls who sang. And I thought all the music was written for the movie. And I thought all the characters were cast for the [film]. I didn’t figure it out until, like, two years ago. That movie, there are so many elements that are fictional. They do all this stuff that’s not [real]”.

So, there you go, young people don’t believe it’s possible that the Spice Girls ever actually existed. Which, to be fair, is a reasonable position. Now try telling them that there used to be five members of Take That.