Billie Eilish says she has deleted all her social media apps

Billie Eilish says she has deleted all her social media apps


Billie Eilish says she deleted social media apps from her phone because of her complicated relationship with the internet.

The Grammy-winning singer, who has been less active on digital platforms in recent weeks, explained her decision to distance herself from social media platforms on the “Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend” podcast alongside her brother Finneas.

“I don’t watch it anymore,” the 21-year-old said in a clip from the episode, which has yet to air. “I deleted it all from my phone.”

Eilish noted that the move was “such a big deal” for her as an “internet kid” herself.

“I feel like I grew up in the perfect age of the internet, when there was no internet so I didn’t have a childhood. I really had that childhood and I was always doing things,” Eilish said. “It was like computers and games on computers, but barely.”

The singer-songwriter continued: “And then when I became a teenager, there were iPhones, and then I got a little older, I had all that, but as a teenager and a teenager on the Internet, those were my people, and I was one of them.”

However, as her fame grew, Eilish found herself being turned off when she met online. “I’m a person who uses the Internet… And slowly, the videos I watch and the things I see on the Internet, for example, are about me. I’m like, “Wow, that stinks.” I dont like this.” he said.

He recalled watching a “serious video” of himself online that declared him to be a “horrible person,” and shared that another thing that “scares” him about the Internet is “how gullible it is.”

“What I read on the Internet, I believe. Me! And I know for a fact that it’s stupid and I shouldn’t do it because I have proof that it’s not all true. Almost none of it is true,” he said. “They’re little things like little white lies that go over everyone’s head, but everyone believes.”

According to news agencies, including Rolling Stone, the full episode will be available on March 27. CNN has reached out to Team Coco, the production company behind O’Brien’s podcast, for further comment.

Eilish has spoken several times about her presence in online media, her body positivity and the unrealistic expectations placed on young women.

“If I wear what’s comfortable, I’m not a woman,” she said in the 2021 short film “Not My Responsibility,” shared on YouTube. “If I take off the layers, I’m a bitch. Although you have never seen my body, you still judge it and judge it. Why?”

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