Why Do People Think Billy Eichner Has Something Wrong with His Eye?
Billy Eichner has been in the entertainment industry for years. And it turns out his stellar acting skills and unrivaled humor aren't the only things that have caught the attention of netizens.
His eyes are also equally popular, but not for any typical reason. It is because they appear abnormal for many of his fans and followers.
Courtesy of this, loyal followers can't help but wonder what is wrong with Eichner's eyes.
And some of them even question,
Does Billy Eichner Have a Glass Eye?
Eichner has been active as an actor, creator, producer, and comedian for over a decade, at least since 2008.
Over the years of his career, the 43-year-old has never mentioned having a problem with his eyes.
There have also been no substantial reports of him undergoing eye surgery or having a glass eye.
So how did the conversation on this topic start and why do people still assume there is something wrong with his eyes?
Read on to find out.
Billy Eichner Has 'Lazy Eye'
The conversations about Eichner's baby blues apparently spurred after he was spotted with a lazy right eye in season 6 of the NBC drama Parks and Recreation.
A Reddit thread based on the show's characters and storyline reported that the famed actor's right eye was droopy for the entire season.
But, interestingly, it wasn't visibly there when Eichner returned for season seven.
The Reddit user wondered if the actor made his appearance so deliberately, noting that Eichner didn't have such a look in real life.
The person guessed Eichner "did it as a sort of...metaphor, for one side being 'calm' and the other being 'intense'"
However, the user ended the topic by admitting they had no idea.
Billy Eichner's lazy right eye is visible in Difficult People. (Photo: Twitter)
Another Reddit thread on the same topic encapsulated similar opinions. One particular internet user pinpointed he had seen so many of Eichner's YouTube videos but never noticed the asymmetry.
"Maybe it's a new affliction," the person added. However, another follower suggested that it could be an "over-exaggeration for the character."
While many of his fans believe Eichner faked the lazy eye in the show for his character, not everyone is on the same page.
Some netizens speculate that he might have a glass eye.
That's because the comedian still had the lazy eye when he portrayed the role of Billy Epstein in the television series Difficult People.
And the appearance had everyone rushing to the internet to find why he looked so.
A Twitter user wrote, "Not me googling, 'Why does Billy Eichner's eye look like that?'" on December 5, 2021.
Despite the burning curiosity, Eichner has never commented about his looks, neither confirming nor refuting the claims of him having a glass eye.