Lorde may have made the first misstep of her budding career by tangling recently with fans of both Taylor Swift and Selena Gomez. According to Spin, Lorde told New Zealand’s Metro, “Taylor Swift is so flawless and so unattainable, and I don’t think it’s breeding anything good in young girls.” After getting attacked on Twitter by venomous Swift fanatics, Lorde apologized, saying on her Tumblr page, “She happens to be good looking, but I think she actually uses her other imperfections in an incredibly powerful and relatable way. Taylor Swift has a very unique vision, which I admire.”
It didn’t end there, however. Lorde criticized Gomez in an interview with Rolling Stone, saying, “I’m a feminist and the theme of her song (‘Come & Get It’) is, ‘When you’re ready come and get it from me.’ I’m sick of women being portrayed this way.”
Gomez fans piled up the 16-year-old singer after that, with some comparing her looks to Quasimodo, the title character from The Hunchback Of Notre Dame.
Lorde released her much-anticipated debut album on Monday (September 30th), titled Pure Heroine. The 16-year-old New Zealand artist has been at or near the top of the Modern Rock radio chart for weeks with the single “Royals.”
Lorde concludes her first North American tour with gigs in Brooklyn on Thursday (October 3rd) and Toronto on Sunday (October 6th).