Eilish is trying to distance herself from internet interactions.
Like most celebrities nowadays, performer Billie Eilish has a complicated relationship with the internet, particularly social media. While social media serves as a convenient way to interact with fans and friends, it also exposes celebrities to high levels of toxic, even potentially dangerous speech. It’s for this reason that Eilish is looking to distance herself from social media in general.
During a recent appearance on the “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” podcast, Eilish divulged that she had deleted all of the social media apps from her smartphone.
“I feel like I grew up in the perfect time of the internet when it wasn’t so internet-y that I didn’t have a childhood. I really had such a childhood, and I was doing stuff all the time,” Eilish said. “It was like computers and games on computers, but barely.”
“And then when I became a pre-teen, there were iPhones, and then 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.”
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“I’m a person who goes on the internet… And slowly the videos that I’m watching and the things that I see on the internet are, like, about me. I’m, like, ‘Eww, stinky.’ I don’t like that.” she said.
“Anything I read on the internet I believe. Me! And I know for a fact that’s stupid and I shouldn’t do that because I have proof that it’s not all true. Almost none of it’s true,” she said. “It’s, like, little things, like small white lies that goes over everybody’s head, but everyone believes.”