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    Billie Eilish Opened Up About Being Trolled Online And Said Reading Instagram Comments "Ruined Her Life"

    "I've always wanted to stay in touch with the fans, and people have ruined that for me and for them, and that sucks."

    At this point, you know Billie Eilish.

    In fact, if you're reading this post, you probably follow her on Instagram. Billie currently has 54.5 million Instagram followers, a number which, according to an interview with Vanity Fair, has gone up approximately 54.25 million in the last three years.

    Well, it turns out that up until very, very recently, Billie has been super active on Instagram, interacting with fans and reading comments as much as possible.

    During an interview with BBC Breakfast on Tuesday, Billie revealed that she has stopped reading comments as recently as a couple of days ago because, in her own words, it was "ruining her life".

    Her brother, Finneas O'Connell, went on to say he believes that people thinking they don't have a strong voice online is responsible for the prevalence of trolling.

    "When you feel you have no public voice, it seems so immeasurable in the equality scale of whose voice is louder," Finneas explained. "You feel like your voice is very quiet, even though on platforms like Twitter and Instagram, it can reach [celebrities] directly."

    And Billie went on to say that she should've stopped reading comments a long time ago, but wanted to use Instagram as a way to continue interacting with her fans.

    "I still try to like fan posts, and especially if I see fans anywhere, I just want to talk to them and be around them, because they're people," she went on. "They're like friends of mine. But the internet is ruining my life."

    You can watch Billie and Finneas' BBC Breakfast interview in full here:

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