“[It was] such a huge deal for me,” she continued, adding that the internet had played a “big part” in her life in recent years.
“I feel like I grew up in the perfect time of the internet when 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 said. “It was computers and games on computers, but barely. We were doing stuff. And then when I became a preteen there were iPhones, and then I got a little older and there was all of what [the internet] has become.”
She referred to one video she saw a few days earlier with her boyfriend, Jesse Rutherford: “It was like, ‘Billie Eilish is a horrible person.’ And then it was like a very serious video of why. And the person seemed in the right headspace and they were saying all of these things. And I was like, ‘Jeez, wow.’ It’s just such a crazy reality that I live in. I’m like, ‘That’s my face. That’s my name. That’s me. Oh, interesting. OK. All right.'”
“It’s these definitive statements that they know are right, somehow they know, somebody told them,” Billie said. “God came down and said, ‘This is the truth about Billie and you know it for a fact. You don’t know her, but you know that this is the truth and you have to tell everybody about it and everyone’s going to believe it.'”
Billie said this aspect of the internet “freaks” her out, but also makes her feel “gullible.”
“Anything I read on the internet, I believe,” she admitted. “Me! And I know for a fact that’s stupid and I shouldn’t do that because I have proof that it’s not all true. Almost none of it’s true. It’s, like, little things, small white lies that goes over everybody’s head, but everyone believes.”