Billie Eilish has been a celebrity since only 15 years old – on one hand, that’s great, because she’s lived an amazing life so far, showed young women just how much they can achieve, and already made her mark on the music industry. On the other hand, that means she’s had to deal with a lot of hateful comments, at an age when teens shouldn’t have to worry so much about their public image.
Eilish broke down that double-edged sword with the LA Times in a new conversation, dishing about her digital life.
“There are some people, like my brother, who can get a text from someone he doesn’t like and delete it immediately. He won’t even read it. I can’t do that,” she said. “If Satan himself texted me, I’d be, like, ‘What did he say?’”
Scrolling through mean comments and tweets has also been damaging to the young star. “Some of the things that they make fun of people for are funny because they’re kinda true, right? Which then worries me because I’m like, ‘Oh, God, are the mean things [about me] actually true?'”
Her whole breakdown of the situation is a good reminder that celebrities and singers are people, too. They have feelings, and those feelings can be hurt by our words.
So try to be careful out there with what you post – you never know if you’re making your favorite artists upset by reading it. All in all, Billie still loves her fans, and still checks up on what people think about her music: “I want to hear what people have to say, and also, because I’ve grown up on the internet, I mostly agree with a lot of what the internet says,” Eilish confessed. So keep having fun online, but draw the line at being rude!