Lorde has landed herself in a bit of hot water over comments she's made about a couple of other female artists.
Speaking to Radio New Zealand, the 16-year-old singer said she's very bothered by the fact that lyrics to pop songs are often sexist. "Y'know, obviously I'm a feminist and there are parts in that music that frustrate me...and I think how females are portrayed in pop music is not a super-healthy thing," she said. By way of an example, she then referred to "a song [that] came out recently by a big pop star." The track, it turned out, was Selena Gomez's "Come and Get It."
"I love the song," she said, "But the lyrical thing is 'When you're ready come and get it, I'll be sitting right here just waiting.' And I just find that so pathetic and y'know, I don't think that girls should be listening to that sort of thing and should think that that's normal or healthy."
In a separate interview with New Zealand's Metro magazine, Lorde also appeared to criticize Selena's BFF, Taylor Swift, saying, "Taylor Swift is so flawless, and so unattainable, and I don’t think it’s breeding anything good in young girls. [They'll say] ‘I’m never going to be like Taylor Swift, why can’t I be as pretty as Lorde?’ That’s f***ing bullsh*t."
Lorde's comments have, of course, unleashed a torrent of abuse online from Selena and Taylor fans, but it's unlikely that it's bothering the star. Her much-anticipated debut album, Pure Heroine, featuring the hit "Royals," is now in stores.
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