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Billie Eilish Has Deleted All Social Media From Her Phone

Billie Eilish Has Deleted All Social Media From Her Phone

Billie Eilish is “happier than ever” these days after deleting social media apps off her phone.

In an upcoming episode of the “Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend” podcast, Eilish shared that after years of dealing with trolls and negative comments online, she decided it was time to step away from social media.

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“I don’t look at it anymore,” the “Bad Guy” singer said. “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 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.”

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In addition to needing time offline and in the real world, Eilish said another reason for deleting the 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,” she admitted. “I don’t like that.”

Eilish went on to share that she had seen a video explaining why she was “a horrible person” on social media that left her unsettled, and she was concerned with how people would perceive and believe rumors about her.

“That’s the other thing that freaks me out about the internet is how gullible it makes you,” she said. “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 is the latest in a long line of young, popular celebrities who have announced breaks from social media, including Selena Gomez and Tom Holland.

Maybe they’re on to something.

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