Human angel Lorde – and I will fight anyone who says otherwise – has apologised for an admittedly clumsy and insensitive analogy that having famous friends was like having a mate with “very specific allergies” or “an autoimmune disease”.
The original comments were part of a major profile published in The Guardian over the weekend.
Here’s the exact pull-quote:
On the difficulty of maintaining a friendship with someone as famous as Taylor Swift: “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.”
Most media outlets – PEDESTRIAN.TV included – ran with the angle that Lorde specifically compared her friendship with Taylor Swift to having an autoimmune disease etc.
Since being criticised for her comments, Lorde has fronted up and apologised, saying she “fucked up” when giving a “really insensitive” analogy.
didn’t mention taylor, but regardless, i fucked up & that was really insensitive. i’m sorry ??
— Lorde (@lorde) June 20, 2017
She also says she never mentioned T-Swift, so it looks like we all jumped the gun there.
Onya for apologising Ella.
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