Lorde Apologises For "Insensitive" Comments About Taylor Swift


20-year-old singer Lorde has come under fire for suggesting that being friends with Taylor Swift is akin to “having a friend with an autoimmune disease.”

In an interview with The Guardian, she discussed “the difficulty of maintaining a friendship with someone as famous as Swift” saying:

“It’s like having a friend with very specific allergies. There are certain places you can’t go together. Certain things you can’t do. There are these different sets of considerations within the friendship. It’s like having a friend with an autoimmune disease.”

People think that she could have picked a slightly more sensitive analogy, with many pointing out that Lorde and Taylor’s mutual friend Selena Gomez actually suffers from a debilitating autoimmune disease – Lupus.

In response to this criticism, Lorde has apologised on Twitter:

(While she claims that she didn’t specifically mention Taylor Swift, The Guardian interview implies that her comments were made while specifically discussing her friendship with the 27-year-old singer).


In any case, people seem pleased that Lorde has so gracefully apologised, and acknowledged her mistake:

Let us know what you think in the comments! 

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