Lorde Calls Taylor Swift a Bad Role Model Because She’s “Flawless”

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MetroAnyone else feel like Lorde keeps making headlines for bashing other people rather than her music? 'cause that's exactly what's happening (again) as she flat out calls Taylor Swift a bad role model.

In her latest interview for New Zealand's Metro magazine, the 16-year-old says, "Taylor Swift is so flawless, and so unattainable, and I don't think it's breeding anything good in young girls. 'I'm never going to be like Taylor Swift, why can't I be as pretty as Lorde?' That's f—— bull****." Okay, so it's not so much a 'bashing' considering she's paying a compliment to the "I Knew You Were Trouble" singer, but still. Not entirely necessary.

Meanwhile, T.Swift's got an interview of her own going around courtesy of the November issue of Glamour UK. And, of course, she dishes on relationships: "I've seen my friends take someone back after they've cheated because they fit perfectly. But I don't know, because I've never had a perfect fit with someone."

For more of Taylor's interview, pick up the November issue of Glamour UK, on newsstands October 3.

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  • Riley

    I think Lorde was saying that Taylor Swift is a bad role model, but not bashing her for it. Swift is a beautiful woman, but I think Lorde’s point is that we shouldn’t strive to attain the beauty of others. This article definitely portrays the comment in the wrong way, while I agree the language is a bit excessive (she’s still just 16 though).

    Personally, I think it’s pretty cool to see another celebrity speaking out against stereotyped perfection and envy.

  • daisies

    Lorde is only 16 and has gone from being unknown to worldwide famous in just a matter of days! She’s too young to be judged for what she says like this. 16 year olds bash people all the time its not Lorde’s fault that she’s not used to the fame yet.

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  • cccc

    This is so true !!!

  • Becca

    Misleading, much? “Lorde Calls Taylor Swift a Bad Role Model Because She’s Flawless” …and then you say, “as she flat out calls Taylor Swift a bad role model.” …and THEN you say, “Okay, so it’s not so much a ‘bashing’ considering she’s paying a compliment to the “I Knew You Were Trouble” singer, but still. Not entirely necessary.”

    As already mentioned by some other users, Taylor is the ideal image of what a girl wants to be nowadays. I don’t think Lorde’s bashing Taylor when she said that; rather, I think she’s encouraging girls to be themselves – whether you’re thin, curvy, or in between.

    You took this way out of context. I really don’t see the point of this article.

    • yammy

      Well said becca. This article is a bit of a joke. how dare this person make up a story to justify the insanely horrible opening statement that Lordes criticism of the pop music elite is what’s making her popular. f u to who ever wrote this. you are an effing muppet

  • Jessica

    Literally that girl on trendin needs or stop being so judgmental towards LORDE. Like seriously she’s like a swiftie so she go on Taylor side immediately before actually looking at what LORDE said and thinking about it. Then wtf was it about Taylor never talks about being perfect LORDE never said that so stop saying lies. Like literally that trendin girl has always annoyed me but this is the last straw in done with teen

  • Arianna

    What LORDE was saying was that so many girls no a days strive to be like Taylor, pretty, skinny and ‘flawless’. She’s not saying that Taylor brags about being flawless so in your video stop making up lies. All she’s saying is that girls need to stop trying the be like the exact image of Taylor and just be them. Not want to be stick skinny. She didn’t mean it anything bad about Taylor she just said it in a wrong way


    Teen.com do ur research before starting more sh*t. Here’s what lorde said about taylor on tumblr. http://lordemusic.tumblr.com/post/62733047447/can-you-explain-on-what-you-said-about-taylor-swift

  • Pamela

    it was a misunderstanding! the real way she meant it is on her tumblr!

  • Sammy

    Taylor isn’t perfect. In fact, no one is perfect. People think she’s perfect just because she’s a celebrity. I’m sure that if you ask her if she think she’s perfect, she’ll say no.