Lorde is the new face of hipster-pop and has the most downloaded song in the country. So why is New Zealand’s finest export suddenly the most hated girl on Twitter? It seems the 16-year-old attended the Azealia Banks school of public relations. Like the struggle femcee, she is making a habit of speaking her mind a little too freely — amassing an army of haters by criticizing Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift.
Her gripe? Lorde thinks her colleagues are anti-feminist. She told Metro magazine: “Taylor Swift is so flawless and so unattainable, and I don’t think it’s breeding anything good in young girls.” The teen then posed a fairly reasonable question. “I’m never going to be like Taylor Swift, why can’t I be as pretty as Lorde?”
That came after taking aim at Selena Gomez in an interview with Rob Tannenbaum. “I love pop music on a sonic level,” she admitted. “But 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.” See a tiny selection of the tweets her comments sparked after the jump.
i hate lorde’s music and attitude towards every other artist i bet she’s jealous of their success
— jasmine (@malikxtacy) September 30, 2013
I actually hate Lorde but I let her dumbassness slide because I like her layered vocal harmonies in Royals. — Ian (@Ianfluence) September 30, 2013
@lordemusic Fuck you, you Hunchback of Notre Dame in the face looking ass bitch
— ɴɑтʜάƖıɑ (@VoiceTooSmooth) September 29, 2013
“@vanitybieber: Guys leave Lorde alone did her life story The Hunchback of Notre Dame teach you nothing about her struggle?!?” omg
— stella (@selgowmez) September 29, 2013
Should Lorde learn how to hold her tongue or does she have a point? Let us know in the comments below.