“I wasn’t an iPad baby”: After Insane Growth Spurt Backlash, Billie Eilish Abandons 110M Followers – Retires From Social Media

Billie Eilish has won quite the fan following, both with her singing and her much-loved persona. The Happier Than Ever singer has never shied away from putting her views before the world at large, be it to show the mirror to body shamers or showing her love to her fans. She has done it all on her social media handles. But it looks like the time for such spontaneous interactions might be long gone. The Grammy winner has declared that she has taken a hiatus from social media.

Billie Eilish has deleted all social media

Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish has taken the call to leave social media

Speaking on Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, Billie Eilish revealed that she has taken the call to leave all forms of social media. She took the call to delete all social media apps on her phone because she couldn’t wrap her head around using the same.

The 21-year-old singer said,

“I don’t look at it anymore. 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.” 

She was not one to let herself become addicted to the internet. And it had a lot to do with her childhood.

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Not an iPad baby

Billie Eilish
Billie Eilish says that she was not very dependent on technology

Speaking on an upcoming episode of the podcast, the Academy Award winner said,

“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.”

The Bad Guy singer was introduced to the world of iPhones when she was not so much of a kid. 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.”

But turning back the clock was not the only reason she decided to quit Instagram.

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Billie Eilish has more than one reason to leave social media for good

Billie Eilish
Eilish had had enough of looking at herself

The No Time To Die singer also decided to leave social media just so she wouldn’t have to look at images of herself. She said,

“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 further added,

“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.” 

That is enough Internet.

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Source: Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend

Smriti Sneh
Smriti Sneh

Smriti Sneh is a Content Writer at Animated Times specializing in celebrities and everything pop-culture. Being a literature graduate from the University of Lucknow, she is cashing in on her writing skills by working in the entertainment news sector - studying literary theories by day, and navigating celebrity net worths through the night. Although you can find her writing poems at any and all hours.

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