Hayley Williams Says She Will 'Beat Up' Anyone Who's Mean To Billie Eilish
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The Paramore singer wrote in a now-deleted tweet: "Who's been mean to Billie on the internet i will absolutely beat somebody's ass all the way up [sic]."
The pair are already huge fans of each other and it seems 31-year-old Hayley is willing to go that extra mile to protect Billie. What a mate.
Billie, who once called Hayley a 'f**king God', told BBC Breakfast in a world exclusive interview recently about the impact social media trolls have had on her mental health.
The teen musician explained how she stopped reading comments on Instagram 'like two days ago'.
"The internet is ruining my life so I turned it off"
In a world exclusive TV interview with #BBCBreakfast, @billieeilish and @finneas talk about the impact of social media trolls on their mental health :arrow_down: #NoTimeToDie #Bond25 #007 #BondJamesBond pic.twitter.com/qHuCqKoyLJ
- BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) February 18, 2020
The five-time Grammy Award winner, who has recently been announced as the singer behind the upcoming Bond movie theme tune, explained: "I've stopped reading comments fully... because it was ruining my life. Once again... yeah.
"It's weird... like, the cooler the things you get to do are, the more people hate you. It's crazy. Cancel culture is insane. I mean that's not what has been happening, it's just been, like... just the internet is a bunch of trolls, you know?
"And it's like, the problem is a lot of it is really funny. I think that's the issue, that's why nobody really stops - because it's funny."
Billie's older brother, Finneas O'Connell, chimed in to add: "Largely it's a lack of accountability, I think even if it's your own face and your profile picture and it's your own name, everybody is much braver behind a cell phone screen than they would be if they walked down the street."
Billie went on: "Also I would say it's, like, anything for a joke. Say anything to make somebody laugh, you know? I've experienced that. You know, growing up I'd say things that I thought people would laugh at and then later I realised that wasn't cool to say."
Billie also added further thoughts on the matter when she won a BRIT Award for Best International Female Artist on Tuesday evening (18 February).
Taking to the stage, she said: "I wanted to say something that I was thinking, like, two seconds ago... I've felt very hated recently. And when I was on the stage and I saw you guys smiling at me, it genuinely made me want to cry, and I want to cry right now, so thank you."