Lorde's not exactly known for having a filter; at 17 years old, she's already had enough celebrity feuds to last a lifetime. However, even though we have opinions about her choice of words in interviews, there's a different matter concerning the "Royals" crooner that we need to address…
It's being reported that Lorde called Justin Bieber and the lads of One Direction "ugly." Okay, that's out there; that's her personal opinion. Since then, though, fans of the aforementioned acts have taken to the Internet to attack not Lorde directly, but her rumored boyfriend, James Lowe, calling him ugly for — wait for it — his race.
While not all of the insults related to the fact that he's of Asian descent per se (though many did), there were still plenty who stereotyped ("Is he a math nerd?") and/or suggested that "he should be delivering Chinese takeaway." Umm, are you people joking? Again, not condoning Lorde's initial comments whatsoever, but to attack a guy who you don't even know for his ethnic background is not in any way okay. If anything, we'd say something about the fact that he's 8 years older than her, so there's an age issue involved, but nothing to do with his heritage. Fortunately, there are a select few who realize this:
I feel sorry for Lorde's boyfriend. its just ridiculous when those trolls send so much hate on Lorde's ig just because that "ugly" comments.
— L G (@oh_so_lg) December 11, 2013
Teenage girls hating on Lorde's Asian boyfriend because he's not conventionally hot. I'm sure y'all supermodel gorgeous yourselves.
— MichxWanderlust (@michxwanderlust) December 11, 2013
cyber bullying lorde about her boyfriend is so bloody selfish, she can be with who ever she wants, is her fame hurting you that much?
— Hafzah Mirza (@HafzahMirza) December 11, 2013
Lorde's boyfriend doesn't deserve being bullied.
— Carlos (@HolyLanaDelRey) December 11, 2013
I honestly do not like LORDE a 100% but bashing her boyfriend and her isn't that much funny any more. It's just plain mean now, like stop
— BUY CONFIDENT♛ (@jelenarina) December 11, 2013
okay i can't believe people are hating on lorde's boyfriend
— Kristelle Briones (@telliebrownies) December 11, 2013
Tweets regarding Lorde and her boyfriend are disgusting. You should all be shamed of yourself… #twitterneedsagerestrictions
— Race (@yourgirlRace) December 11, 2013
My god the racist tweet rants about Lorde's Asian boyfriend make me want to strangle teenagers en masse
— Pictureof DorianGray (@InsidiousIntent) December 11, 2013
I HATE PEOPLE THAT ARE RUDE TO LORDE AND HER BOYFRIEND
— winnie hearts niall (@uncoolcraic) December 11, 2013
Why start on lorde's boyfriend… let her choose who to date x_x
— tessa ☺ (@xtessaax__) December 11, 2013
What are your thoughts on the matter? On Lorde's comments? On Directioners and Beliebers' insults? Weigh in below!
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