Billie Eilish Says She Has Deleted All Social Media Apps From Her Phone
Billie Eilish is a 21-year-old superstar. She’s one of the biggest names in music, already taking home seven Grammys. Her presence is felt everywhere, especially online where she has over 100 million followers on Instagram.
And one would think Billie would be obsessed with social media, considering she grew up with it and it helped her become the superstar she is today.
But during a recent interview on the Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend podcast, Billie revealed she’s actually trying to quit social media.
I don’t look at it anymore. I deleted it all off my phone, which is such a huge deal for me. Cause dude, you didn’t have the internet to grow up with. For me, it was such a big part of – not my childhood, I wasn’t an iPad baby, thank god – but honestly, I feel like I grew up in the perfect time of the internet that it wasn’t so internet-y, I had such a childhood, and I was doing stuff all the time.
Then when she became a pre-teen, iPhones became more popular and she developed an addiction to the internet just like everyone else. She admitted she was on the internet all the time as a pre-teeen. “Those were my people. I was one of them,” she revealed.
Things are different now though. In the past, she’s had to shut down criticism of her body from online trolls, and it looks like those comments impacted her because she started to not like looking at photos of herself.
I’m a person who goes on the internet… And to change nothing about the person I am or the life that I live, and to just keep doing what I do over the years, and slowly the videos that I’m watching and the things that I see on the internet are about me. ‘Eww, stinky.’ I don’t like that. That’s the other thing that freaks me out about the internet is how gullible it makes you. Anything I read on the internet, I believe. Me. I know for a fact that’s stupid, and I shouldn’t do that because I have proof it’s not all true; almost none of it’s true.
Yeah, the internet sucks. But it’s also amazing. The trick is trying to surround yourself with only the amazing parts, which is an incredibly difficult thing to do, especially when you’re 21-years-old.