March 03, 2023

Music

Why Billie Eilish quits social media?

Billie Eilish speaking about her decision of leaving socials at all

By Jean Valjean March 03, 2023

Why Billie Eilish quits social media?

Billie Eilish talks about why she decided to stop using social media and the method she used to come to that conclusion.

In a segment for the podcast Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend, the singer discussed her choice.

The 21-year-old explained there why she decided to remove social media from her phone in more detail.

"I don't look at it anymore. I've deleted it all off my phone," she began to explain.

This extreme move meandered up evolving "such a huge deal" for her mental health.

During the chat, she also added, "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."

"It was computers and games on computers, but barely. We were doing stuff. And then when I became a preteen there were iPhones, and then I got a little older and there was all of what [the internet] has become."

"Being a preteen and a teenager on the internet, those were my people. I was one of them. I was one of those people on the internet."

"And then to, within myself, feel like nothing changed, that I'm doing what I've always done and... to just keep doing what I do over the years, and slowly the videos I'm watching and the things I see on the internet are about me. I'm like, 'Ew! Stinky! I don't like that'."

Billie Eilish explains who backed her in the decision:

To support her claim, Billie Eilish provided an example and acknowledged that even her boyfriend Jesse Rutherford was with her in this decision.

"It was like, 'Billie Eilish is a horrible person.' And then it was a very serious video of why. The person seemed in the right head space and they were saying all of these things. I was like, 'Jeez, wow,'."

"It's just such a crazy reality that I live in. I'm like, 'That's my face. That's my name. That's me. Oh, interesting. OK. Alright.'"

"It's these definitive statements that they know are right, somehow they know, somebody told them."

Almost as if "God came down and said, 'This is the truth about Billie and you know it for a fact. You don't know her, but you know that this is the truth and you have to tell everybody about it and everyone's going to believe it'."