Social media has become an integral part of any celebrity’s life. Many celebrities, be it actors or singers, have openly admitted that social media has helped them to enhance their career as it allows them to have direct connection with their fans and build positive image.
But of late we are also seeing how it has also started taking toll on the mental health of celebrities, because they have also become an easy target for netizens for online trolling. And hence many have even opted to quit or take a break from their social media.
The new addition to this list is an American singer-songwriter Billie Eilish. The 21 year old singer has distanced herself from social media since last few weeks. During an appearance on the Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend podcast, the singer recently revealed why she deleted social media from her phone.
“I don’t look at it anymore,” she said of social media. “I’ve deleted it all off my phone.”
Eilish noted that the drastic move was “such a huge deal” for her.
“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,” she said. “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.”
Eilish noted that the other thing that “freaks” her out about the internet “is how gullible it makes you.”
“Anything I read on the internet I believe. Me! And I know for a fact that’s stupid and I shouldn’t do that because I have proof that it’s not all true. Almost none of it’s true,” she said. “It’s, like, little things, small white lies that goes over everybody’s head, but everyone believes.”
“There will be a photo of me somewhere at the gym and then I’ll see paparazzi photos there and that’s what I was doing and it says like, ‘Billie Eilish in Hollywood going to a studio to work on her new album,'” Eilish added. “That’s such a small lie, but I’m like, ‘Why would you even need to lie about that?’ It just is very strange and then it makes me like, ‘Wow, how much was a lie that I was reading when I was looking at the internet all those years?'”
Billie Eilish’s last album was Happier Than Ever released in November 2021. The singer has just begun the process of making the follow-up to Happier Than Ever with her brother.
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