Billie Eilish Reveals She's Completely Deleted Social Media Off Her Phone

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Billie Eilish last posted on Instagram literally yesterday (see the pretty sunset below), but apparently she's fully deleted social media from her phone. "I don't look at it anymore," she said on the Conan O'Brien Needs A Friend podcast. "I've deleted it all off my phone, which is such a huge deal for me."

"Honestly, I feel like I grew up in the perfect time of the internet, where 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 explained. "And it was like computers and games on computers, but barely. We were doing stuff. And then when I became a preteen, it was iPhones, and then I got a little older and there was all of what has become."

Part of the reason Billie no longer enjoys social media? She keeps seeing videos and photos of herself and about her personal life.

"Slowly the videos I'm watching and the things I see on the internet are, like, about me. I'm like, 'Ew! Stinky!' I don't like that," she said, going on to give an example. "This video came up. It was like, 'Billie Eilish is a horrible person.' And then it was like a very serious video of why. And the person seemed very in the right head space, and they were saying all of these things. I was like, 'Jeez, wow.' It's just funny, it's just wow it's such a crazy reality that I live in. I'm like, 'That's my face. That's my name. That's me.'"

So, who is posting to Billie's account if she deleted social from her phone? Unclear, but possibly a member of her team. Selena Gomez recently revealed that this is how she handles Instagram, telling Vanity Fair, “The only thing I have on my phone is TikTok because I find it to be a little less hostile. There are wonderful things about social media—connecting with fans, seeing how happy and excited they are and their stories. But usually that’s filtered through [for me now]. I created a system. Everything I do I send to my assistant who posts them. As far as comments, my team will put together a few things that are encouraging.”

Makes sense, TBH!

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