Billie Eilish deletes social media apps, says it is a "huge deal"text_fields
Los Angeles: American singer Billie Eilish has uninstalled all social media apps from her phone and said it is due to her difficult relationship with the internet. She has been less active on social media in recent weeks.
Appearing on the "Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend" podcast with her brother Finneas, she explained why she quit social media.
"I don't look at it anymore. I deleted it all off my phone, which is such a huge deal for me. Because 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. It was like computers and games on computers, but barely," she said.
"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," she added.
Speaking about how her relationship with the internet changed when she became famous, she said: "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. 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."
She stated that she was turned off every time she came across herself online. The clip was released on YouTube by Conan O'Brien's Team Coco. The entire episode has not been aired yet.