Billie Eilish Deletes All Social Media Apps from her Phone

Billie Eilish is taking a ‘much-needed’ break from social media.

The American singer and songwriter says she has deleted all the social media apps from her phone because she doesn’t even look at them anymore.

“I don’t look at it anymore,” she said during her recent appearance on Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend podcast.

The 21-year-old Bad Guy singer said the decision was a huge deal for her as she has grown up as an ‘internet kid.’

“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,” she explained. “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.”

The Grammy winner continued, “And then when I became a pre-teen, there were iPhones, and as I got a little older, there was all of what has become, but being a pre-teen and a teenager on the internet, those were my people, I was one of them.”

The Happier Than Ever singer, who shut down internet trolls and keyboard warriors in the past for criticizing her body, now says she doesn’t like looking at her pictures.

“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,” she said.

“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.”

Calling them ‘little white lies, ‘ Billie said they go over everyone’s head, but everyone believes them.

Agreeing with the Lovely singer, Cannon said, “Social media doesn’t help people’s creativity.”

The Ocean Eyes singer explained her point and said she would go to the gym, and if the paparazzi saw her and clicked her pictures, the next day, she would see her photo online with some headline like, “Billie Eilish in L.A. leaving the studio where she’s working on new music.”

“Why lie?” she said. “It’s such a small thing, but why lie?”

“And I was like wow, how much of what I read on the internet when I was younger was a lie?” she asked.  

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Source: Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend

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