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Lorde Calls Out Taylor Swift For Being Too Perfect?!

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Lorde oh Lorde, you got some 'splaining to do!

The pop phenom has had some choice words for her fellow female singers recently!

First, she threw some shade at Selena Gomez, saying she was sick of hearing Selenita's hit song Come & Get It!

Now Lorde is making headlines for calling out Taylor Swift!

So what's her beef with Swifty??

She's too perfect!

Lorde recently compared her influence on young girls to TayTay's. And the difference between them comes down to looks! Lorde remarked:

“Taylor Swift is so flawless, and so unattainable, and I don’t think it’s breeding anything good in young girls. ‘I’m never going to be like Taylor Swift, why can’t I be as pretty as Lorde?’ That’s f*cking bullshit.”

Uh oh…

Careful what you say, little Lorde. You might end up getting a song written about you!

Hold up though, T. Swift. Don't start penning your revenge tune yet. Lorde took to her blog today to clear up any confusion about what she said.

It's not that she thinks Taylor isn't a good role model for young fans, it's just that young fans are being taught to put too much importance on the wrong things. Lorde explained why she singled out Taylor, saying:

"i think i cocked that up a bit and what i said wasn’t put in context also. what i meant was: there’s a lot of importance placed on physical perfection in this industry, and i wish my favourite stars didn’t look perfect because i think fans (me included) have these feelings of worthlessness, like they’ll never be as pretty/talented/whatever, as a result of this intense photoshop culture and the endless strive for perfection. ts was the first person i thought of, which i regret. 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. i think somewhere along the line also there was a misquote where people got the impression i thought writing about love was shameful. i don’t! i just haven’t found a way of doing it which is powerful and innovative, which is why i don’t.

ps. i am very very new to this whole thing. i will probably never be the kind of role model for my fans that ts is for hers. i admire her very much for this reason. basically, this is an apology for not thinking too hard before i speak. peace."

First off, you are GORGEOUS inside and out, Lorde!

Second, how does a 16-year-old come up with a response that elegant?! You may be new at this, gurl, but you're already a PRO!

Not to mention an ABSOLUTE role model for any young listeners of your music!

[Image via WENN and Ramey Pix.]

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55 comments to “Lorde Calls Out Taylor Swift For Being Too Perfect?!”



  1. 1

    taylor maybe physically perfect but shes far from perfect in the way she operates with men.. shes like a twisted crazed revenge ridden STEPFORD WIFE whore ..

    as for lordes i back her all the way shes outspoken but makes alot of sense but the ride will maybe take her away from all this purity to where these other gals are who knows..

    until then let her say what she wants ..SHE CAN SING…

  2. mocca says – reply to this


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    these text is too long im not going to read that

  3. Mark says – reply to this


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    LMFAO straight people and their awful standards. Taylor Swift looks like a rat with the most annoying looking eyes I've ever seen in my life.

    Look at Megan Fox before the plastic surgery and "Real Housewives" look. She was GORGEOUS. Look at Kim Kardashian in her prime, absolutely stunning. People are going to deny it and give me hate for it (especially jealous women) but facts are facts. It's the same jealous women who look up Kim Kardashian hair/smokey eye tutorials and watching video's secretly envying her undeniable curves.

    Britney Spears in her prime, Slave 4 U, GORGEOUS. Vanessa Williams in her prime, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Lopez on American Idol, Adriana Lima before the baby, Angelina Jolie, the list goes on and on. Taylor Swift is like a 6/10.

  4. annainparis says – reply to this


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    Too perfect+ uptight= boring in bed!

  5. LC says – reply to this


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    If you're going to base your self-worth on Taylor Swift, then you have some serious problems. Taylor is far from perfect.

  6. TNuss says – reply to this


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    Okay I'm not really a Taylor Swift fan, but this after the Selena remark -

    Lorde needs to get over herself. She sounds like a snide, immature little girl who's ONE hit has gone to her head.



  7. 7

    Re: mocca – From the way you spell, no wonder there !



  8. 8

    Lorde is 16? she looks in her twenties



  9. 9

    Re: TNuss – Yeah I kinda feel the same way. I think people are giving her too much credit just based on her age, and the truth is it is too soon for us to proclaim her some great gift to the industry. She is a teenage girl, and she is already putting her foot in her mouth too much by talking about other artists. I'm not really impressed.

  10. dodgyend says – reply to this


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    Taylor Swift is a goddess. So i get what she is saying. Not only can not ordinary folk live up to her perfectness but its a tall order for most other stars in Hollywood as well. Her talent is just unparalleled.

  11. ehmeelyah says – reply to this


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    it's unfortunate that lorde is talking smack about selena because selena only praised her and even did a cover of her song during her Toronto concert

  12. chill out says – reply to this


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    I m no fan of Ms Swift, but don't see what this Lorde's issue is. For one, her music sucks, Not to mention Lorde is one hell of an ugly b***** !

  13. jnp says – reply to this


    13

    there's some truth to what Lorde says, very wise for a 16 y/o

  14. annainparis says – reply to this


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    Re: ehmeelyah – Yes that's what people do when they are not really talented! Sha was pretty much riding someone emse's back (kind of like justin's?)

  15. dani says – reply to this


    15

    the truth is: Taylor is too perfect.

  16. jojo says – reply to this


    16

    two talented young ladies

  17. TruthSpeaker says – reply to this


    17

    So Lorde said that Taylor's bad for young girls because she's so flawless? Oop. I can't hate her for at least speaking the truth (taylor is really flawless)

  18. phan12 says – reply to this


    18

    At least Lorde thinks Taylor Swift flawless and unattainable, which is very true.



  19. 19

    "i wish my favourite stars didn’t look perfect because i think fans (me included) have these feelings of worthlessness, like they’ll never be as pretty/talented/whatever" A F*cking men, this is how I feel every single day, female celebrities have DESTROYED my self esteem. Man I love this girl.

  20. Arrora says – reply to this


    20

    This girl needs to stop talking and get some good PR quickly.



  21. 21

    With her album dropping today? she (her team) needed to create a little controversy, just enough to piss some people off and get the extra media attention. Taylor Swift probably doesnt think she's perfect, but the media sure as hell plays her up like she is. Never really cared for Taylor Swift and Lorde is already annoying and she hasnt even been around for a minute now.

  22. :( says – reply to this


    22

    I'm not a grammar nazi or anything, but considering Perez writes for a living.

    It's a response that is "eloquent" not "elegant". Unless the response is wearing a black cocktail dress and pearls, your word choice is off.

  23. oni says – reply to this


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    Yes, taylor is too flawless and she is a good role model. i like lorde too. they're both amazing

  24. CourtneySucks says – reply to this


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    Re: Lady Amalthea – I agree.



  25. 25

    "I don't know… Where to start 'making a comment' (just kidding, it's 'writing a song')? I just imagine that, I was just putting a message in the bottle, and sending it out to the ocean, and the person who I write about, maybe someday going to get it, but even if they don't, it's important you said it—Taylor Swift
    Hi Guys, Taylor taught you how to start making a comment. Please show some respect!!!



  26. 26

    All To Well

    Flawless even when she was terribly sick!

    Please share it!!! (Not the cold though)



  27. 27

    No Link?
    C'mon Perez Hilton!!!

    youtube.com/watch?v=vFzPVU05SJc



  28. 28

    Please copy-paste
    youtube.com/watch?v=vFzPVU05SJc
    to your browser

  29. om.gee says – reply to this


    29

    Good Lorde..
    Nice say.. The apology you wrote down is pretty well said. Smart to think it came from a 16 y.o.

  30. broohaha says – reply to this


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    taylor and selena are greaseballs who have taken up permanent residence inside their fans rectums. lorde has balls and is fearless, girls need these qualities in their idols. wwont find them in those spineless weaklings lorde is complaining about.

  31. broohaha says – reply to this


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    Re: Strangeasitmay – taylor thinks she is the greatest thing since sliced bread. it cannot understand why people want to break up with her. it throws tantrums and shades others at will at every opportunity she gets. shes a bully who cant take rejection.

  32. giin says – reply to this


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    Re: ehmeelyah – selena has been butchering the song. lorde cannot stand her because she is a try hard. she is the worst singer in the world and should have gone anywhere near royals.



  33. 33

    Re: ehmeelyah – Lorde must be pissed seeing as that Selena can't sing and tried to ruin her song by doing a cover!



  34. 34

    Re: TNuss – Grow up, her Selena remark was spot on, the song is pathetic and over-used and annoying, you should hear her sing it live, she can't even do it, a song she didn't even write and she gets all the credits for it. She's selling herself out and showing a weird message for woman and teen girls. "When your ready come and get it?" What your virginity? Like ew.

  35. COnnie says – reply to this


    35

    Re: TNuss – shes from NZ WOAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  36. hkq999 says – reply to this


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    Re: missA95 – if female celebs have destroyed your self esteem then you must have a very fragile self esteem. celebrities will always be very attractive that's why they're celebrities. if you don't like it, pay attention to something else. the fact that they have DESTROYED your self esteem shows you have the most fragile ego

  37. Louisa says – reply to this


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    But Lorde is just saying what I hate ,too.This photoshop culture.To look perfect all the time.Being flawless.First of all no one is flawless and perfect because perfect is boring.But most teenagers always compare themselves to stars.I don't look as pretty as x/y who get's all the good looking guys or girls .That is a shame.This female singers should stick up more for girls in general and say that look are not everything.But these singers act like they are perfect and give other girls wrong images.I blame this on the media and industry as well.Today it is not about intelligence and knowledge about a person just about looks.Shame really.

  38. ella says – reply to this


    38

    she's just trying to get some publicity.

  39. BritneyQueen90 says – reply to this


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    Re: Mark – I ABSOLUTELY AGREE WITH EVRYTHIN YOU SAID! :D

  40. hawaiiangirl says – reply to this


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    Lorde's music sucks, she is one ugly Euro-trash crap, and no one cares what she has to say.

  41. hey says – reply to this


    41

    Taylor Swift has lots of imperfections(I don't find her attractive, too much make up especially around her eyes - is she that insecure about her eyes). She sings off key, her acting is horrible, she can't dance… no matter how hard she tries her body structure will never allow her to be a dancer… she's a good songwriter, but she's too much into fame that she wants to do everything…. Lorde, you are beautiful and sooo intelligent for a 16 yr old.

  42. jjj says – reply to this


    42

    Re: hawaiiangirl – you are so dumb. she's from New Zealand. You're are so dumb you probably think New Zealand is in Europe so shut up.

  43. pay shay says – reply to this


    43

    there's so much truth in what lorde said. its like a huge breath of fresh air that someone has the courage to say that and also still try to keep the peace (her ending) while not afraid to say in what she believes. god knows we need more down to earth people like this. and i wish people would quit the shock about how he's so wise 4 sixteen. She just has common sense. rare to find now a days

  44. katie says – reply to this


    44

    Taylor Swift isn't a good role model for young girls, not because she's "perfect and unattainable", but because she portrays the image of the exact opposite of what women should strive to be. She perpetuates the myth that women are only worth their virginities with lyrics such as “Abigail gave everything she had to a boy who changed his mind”. Her virginity was “everything she had”. Not her intelligence or talent or kindness or anything. She also continually perpetuates the myth that women need men to save them. As far as I can tell, that message is the only message she has been sending since her career started.

  45. Melissa Pope says – reply to this


    45

    I would like to know what she thinks her nasty little mouth is teaching these young girls?

  46. Tiffany says – reply to this


    46

    Who care what a child thinks?

  47. Tiffany says – reply to this


    47

    Who care what a child thinks?

  48. Bea says – reply to this


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    Are you kidding me? Taylor is hideous without her mask of make up. And Lorde is gorgeous. She doesn't wear a size zero, or have a large chest, or date every douchbag that crosses her path. She doesn't cake her face with make up and she has a lot of confidence and guts. She doesn't go out in ridiculous, skimpy outfits. I think she's quite classy. She looks realistic rather than like a barbie.

  49. Tiffany Hessal says – reply to this


    49

    Actually, Lorde is someone that we need these days, fresh and straightforward. As for her remark towards Selena, there is nothing wrong with saying that you're sick of an overplayed song. I bet that you've said that you're sick of a song at one point or another.

  50. Taylor Hawk says – reply to this


    50

    Re: perez posse superfan 777Re: annainparis – You guys are little bitches with no taste in music,
    She'll always be prettier then you guys

  51. Sass says – reply to this


    51

    Re: mocca – Maybe you should read more often, so as to avoid looking like an idiot. Some tips:

    1. Capitalization.
    2. Punctuation.
    3. Run-on sentences are BAD.

    TL; DR (just for your lazy ass): Your comment is bad and you should feel bad.

  52. Sass says – reply to this


    52

    Re: chill out – Someone (meaning you) did not read the entire article!

  53. Sassley says – reply to this


    53

    Re: Tiffany – Plenty of people do. She's certainly more articulate than you could ever dream of being.

    Children aren't to be dismissed. They are tiny humans and you were once one as well. You'd do well to remember that.

  54. Isecondthemotion says – reply to this


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    Re: chill out
    I second the motion; Lorde is in fact, quite ugly. She, and perhaps the entire liberal agenda, seems intent on instigating a mortal complacency in our fellow youth. Truth be told, how you look, and especially health and athleticism, is a natural gauge of temperament and dediation. You should be judged upon it. And if you knew anything about epigenetics, you would realize that you have a great deal of control, if you made the right decisions in your youth, upon your appearence and development. I am 17. Being older than Lorde, I am, according to the balance of probability, more wise. Heed me well.

  55. Rawr says – reply to this


    55

    I love Taylor and lorde! <3