Could this be shade?!
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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!
Now Lorde is making headlines for calling out Taylor Swift!
So what's her beef with Swifty??
She's too perfect!
“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.”
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!
Not to mention an ABSOLUTE role model for any young listeners of your music!