Billie Eilish was on Jimmy Kimmel Live! a few weeks ago, and now part of her interview is going viral because she reveals she has no idea who Van Halen is.
In the interview, Kimmel quizzes her on the year 1984, which was when he was her age. He starts by asking if she knows of Madonna, which she does, and he then asks, “Can you name a Van Halen?” Eilish responds with a crisp, “Who?”
Watch the interview below.
Now, a battle has broken out on Twitter, and we’ve gathered some of the best responses to people kicking up a fuss over the fact that Eilish has never heard of the band.
Check out some of the best responses below.
Apparently Billie Eilish doesn't know who Van Halen are. It's a long shot, but I wonder if there are any righteous middle-aged men available online to respond to this.
— Van Halen Were Mediocre Mancino-Williams (@Manda_like_wine) December 2, 2019
I want every old man who is shocked that billie eilish doesn’t know who van halen is to send me their favorite tik tok & at least two gay memes right now
— Woman (@AlexisGZall) December 2, 2019
no offense but i only know who van halen is because of bowling for soup’s 1985
— roche (@kvetchkween) December 2, 2019
oh, you’re billie eilish? name van halen.
— Dana Donnelly (@danadonly) December 3, 2019
Oh so Billie Eilish is dumb because she hasn't seen Van Halen? That movie sucks. Hugh Jackman's worst performance easy.
— t. (@handsome_pal) December 2, 2019
If you're surprised Billie Eilish has never heard of Van Halen, well then you might be a LOT more surprised by the shit Eddie Van Halen himself is oblivious to. (via @CKlosterman) https://t.co/4yeJMj2ngQ pic.twitter.com/HGmpCkxYal
— Drew Magary (@drewmagary) December 2, 2019
I hear your concerns about Billie Eilish not knowing Van Halen. The toll it has taken during this dark and difficult time. But I think back to when we soldiered on after Tom Holland said he hadn’t seen Empire Strikes Back. And I believe we, as a people, will survive.
— Dani Fernandez (@msdanifernandez) December 3, 2019