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Here's The Reason Billie Eilish Has Stopped Reading Her Instagram Comments

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By Julia Duda

Billie Eilish is one of the most popular musicians in the world right now -- and many would only dream of having her 54 million Instagram followers. As it turns out, however, having a large following isn't always a good thing. Billie has recently opened up about how her increasing stardom is negatively affecting her well-being and how it only gets worse the more famous she gets. She's also explaining why she's decided to take a step back and stop looking through hurtful comments about her online.

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Billie recently sat down for an interview on BBC Breakfast and offered some insight into her online presence. She explained that she has been attempting to take a break from certain social media platforms -- especially Instagram. "I stopped reading comments fully, it was ruining my life," Billie explained to host Louise Minchin. She also went on to express that more people "hate" her the more famous she gets. Because of the hate she gets in comments, she made the decision to stop reading them entirely.

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Of course, the young singer also acknowledged that she doesn't want to fully stop using social media, and her reasoning makes sense. She doesn't want to fully remove herself from Instagram because it's a way to connect with her fans, which is important for Billie. "It's just the problem is I've always wanted to stay in touch with the fans and keep talking to them and, like, people have ruined that for me," Billie explained. Despite the haters, she's still trying to remain active to be able to interact with those who love the singer.

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Billie continued her sentiment about her fans, saying "I still try to like fan posts or whatever and ... if I see fans anywhere, like, I just want to talk to them and be around them because they're people." Billie has certainly been very open about how much fame has negatively affected her, and it makes sense. The young singer is only 18 years old, and rocketed to fame in the past year. Though she's grateful for the support of fans, she definitely feels overwhelmed by online haters: "The internet is ruining my life, so, I turned if off."

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2019 was a huge year for Billie -- she released her first album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? to rave reviews from fans and critics alike. The album then catapulted her to an already successful 2020. Billie swept the Grammys, taking home coveted awards for Best New Artist, Album of the Year, and Record of the Year, just to name a few. Obviously, Billie is experiencing really exciting success, but also learning that with such fame and success comes a certain amount of hate. Fortunately, she's being proactive and taking a step back before the hate gets to her!

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