The singer wants to keep “a boundary between public and private life”.
Paramore’s Hayley Williams has announced that she is stepping away from social media because she wants to spend more time “looking up and out rather than down”.
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The singer took to Instagram this evening (October 8) to inform her followers about her decision. “I’ve been on the Internet, and especially, on social media, since I was 15. Maybe even younger than that,” she began.
“It started with blog sites… then MySpace. Then Paramore became a thing and social media was no longer just for my own person use but it was part of the job,” she continued. “It’s been a useful and mostly beautiful part of the job. I crave connection and the Internet is a great tool for that when it’s not tearing us apart.”
Williams, who has wiped out her Instagram and deleted her personal Twitter account, said she had been thinking about it for almost a year before coming out of social media.
“I now know for certain that my desire to move away from personal accounts (yes, even my finsta) is nothing more than my interest in maintaining a boundary between public and private life. ,” she wrote, “and want to spend more time looking up and out than looking down.”
Williams explained that everyone’s relationship with social media is different and that her decision to come out of it is “no longer a decision to be made who loves her social media” but instead “now to create more boundaries and space.” A big incentive to need permission” Grow – sometimes ‘no’ is the kindest thing you can say to anyone! … Aap Bhi” Paramor’s social media pages will remain active.
Williams is the latest high-profile artist to step away from social media. Last month, Lana Del Rey announced that she was deactivating all of her social media accounts for the foreseeable future.
The singer-songwriter revealed in a video that she was planning to move away from social media as she is currently working on “the need for privacy and transparency”.
“Hello guys, I just wanted to let you know that tomorrow we’re going to deactivate our social media accounts, our social media accounts,” Del Rey began his video message. “That’s because I have so many interests, and the other work I’m doing requires privacy and transparency.”
She then assured fans that she would continue to work on her spoken word album, her other musical projects and her poetry, adding: “I am still very present and I love what I do. I am absolutely here. I’m for the music.” She also said that she was “going on to try something different”.