She’s “Happier Than Ever.”
Billie Eilish, who has 110M followers on Instagram, revealed she’s taken the plunge and deleted all social media apps on her phone.
“I don’t look at it anymore,” the 21-year-old singer said on an upcoming episode of the “Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend” podcast.
“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,” she explained.
The 7-time Grammy winner added, “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 “No Time To Die” hitmaker, who previously shut down criticism of her body online, said another reason for deleting her social media apps was because she didn’t like looking at pictures 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,” she admitted.
“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.”
Eilish has spoken openly about her frustrations with body shamers and online trolls.
In 2020, she fought back against the critics by stripping down in a YouTube video titled “Not My Responsibility.”
In a video for Calvin Klein in 2019, the “Ocean Eyes” singer said she never wants “the world to know everything about me.”
“I mean, that’s why I wear big baggy clothes,” she said at the time. “Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath, you know?”
“Nobody can be like ‘oh she’s slim-thick, she’s not slim-thick, she got a flat ass, she got a fat ass.’ Nobody can say any of that because they don’t know,” she added.
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