Billie Eilish has decided to cancel the whole idea of cancel culture — by steering clear of social media as much as possible.
She tells the BBC that she’s given up on dealing with Instagram comments, saying, “The Internet is ruining my life so I stay off. I should have stopped long ago. The problem is that I’ve wanted to stay in touch with the fans and keep talking to them, but people have ruined that for me.”
Billie admits that she used to see the appeal of trolling. “The Internet is just a bunch of trolls. A problem is that a lot of it is really funny. I think that’s why nobody really stops. It’s anything for a joke. You’d say anything to make people laugh. Growing up, I’d say things that people would laugh at and then later I’d realize that wasn’t cool to say.”