Hayley Williams Quits Social Media

The Paramore frontwoman has wiped all her accounts aside from an inactive Facebook profile
Hayley Williams Quits Social Media
Paramore frontwoman Hayley Williams has wiped all of her social media accounts and seemingly doesn't plan to return to them any time soon. According to a statement from the musician, she's looking to keep "a boundary between a public and a private life" and wants to spend more time "looking up and out, rather than down."

At the time of reporting, Williams' Twitter account has been completely wiped, as has her Instagram profile, aside from one post that reads "connection is and will always be a part of my job (thankfully). As for my own personal experience with social media, I just don't want it anymore." Williams' official Facebook page remains, though she hasn't posted there since May.

At the end of her statement, the singer encouraged fans to follow Paramore's social channels for further updates on her and her work.

Read the full statement below.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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I've been on the internet and more specifically, social media, since I was 15. Maybe even younger. It started with the blog sites… then MySpace. Then Paramore became a thing and social media wasn't even just for my own personal use anymore but it was part of the job. It has been a useful and mostly beautiful part of the job. I crave connection and the internet is a pretty good tool for that when it's not tearing us apart.

The thing is, connection is and will always be a part of my job (thankfully). As for my own personal experience with social media, I just don't want it anymore. I've carefully considered this decision for almost a year now. Now I know for sure that my desire to move away from personal accounts (yes, even my finsta) is based on nothing more than my interest in keeping a boundary between a public and a private life… and wanting to spend more time looking up and out, rather than down.

No judgement to anyone who loves their social media. Just a huge encouragement to anyone needing permisssion to create more boundaries and space to grow — sometimes "no" is the kindest thing you can say… to anyone!… even yourself.

Finally, if you're looking for me, don't look here. Follow @paramore.