Lorde won herself an army of haters by labeling Selena Gomez “anti-feminist” in an interview with Rolling Stone. She took offense at the lyrics of summer smash “Come & Get It”, saying “the theme of her song is, ‘when you’re ready come and get it from me.’ I’m sick of women being portrayed this way.”
It seemed like an overly literal interpretation of the bubbly pop song but the teenager refused to back down — telling MTV she had “perfectly reasonable grounds” for that critique. After keeping her silence, the Stars Dance diva finally responded in an interview with Hot 99.5. “I appreciate everybody’s opinion, especially because I’ve covered [Lorde's] music lots of times,” she began politely.
But the “Slow Down” hitmaker added: “in my opinion it’s not feminism if you’re tearing down another artist.” Ever the class act, Selena concluded by saying: “You know, she’s young, she’s got so much talent… so I don’t take it to heart.” Listen to the interview in full after the jump.
Does Selena have a point? Does Lorde even understand the concept of feminism? Do you care? Answer any one of these questions in the comments below.