Monday 21 August 2017

Lorde sorry for Taylor Swift 'auto-immune disease' comment

The musician was explaining the difficulties of having such a famous friend.

(L to R) Lorde and Taylor Swift at the the 2015 InStyle And Warner Bros. 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel
Lorde and Taylor Swift attend the 56th annual GRAMMY Awards in January

By Kerri-Ann Roper

Lorde has apologised after she compared her friendship with Taylor Swift to being pals with someone with an auto-immune disease.

The musician, 20, was asked in an interview with The Guardian what it is like being friends with someone as famous as Taylor.

Lorde replied: “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 auto-immune disease.”

(L to R) Lorde and Taylor Swift at the the 2015 InStyle And Warner Bros. 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel
(L to R) Lorde and Taylor Swift at the the 2015 InStyle And Warner Bros. 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel

A woman tweeted Lorde saying her comment was “ignorant” and asked how it would affect Selena Gomez, who has auto-immune disease lupus.

Lorde replied on Monday: “Didn’t mention taylor, but regardless, i fucked up & that was really insensitive. i’m sorry.”

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