After feeling the wrath of the Internet following what seemed like a diss of Taylor Swift in a recent interview, Lorde has taken to her Tumblr account to apologize.
As previously reported, Lorde told New Zealand's Metro magazine, "Taylor Swift is so flawless, and so unattainable, and I don’t think it’s breeding anything good in young girls. [They'll say] ‘I’m never going to be like Taylor Swift, why can’t I be as pretty as Lorde?’ That’s f***ing bullsh*t."
But on her Tumblr, Lorde explains that she was trying to make a particular point, but did it so clumsily that it came out sounding like a criticism of Taylor as a person.
"I think I cocked that up a bit and what I said wasn't put in context, also," she writes. "What I meant was: there’s a lot of importance placed on physical perfection in this industry, and I wish my favorite stars didn’t look perfect because I think fans (me included) have these feelings of worthlessness, like they’ll never be as pretty/talented/whatever, as a result of this intense Photoshop culture and the endless strive for perfection."
She adds, "Taylor Swift was the first person i thought of, which I regret. She happens to be good looking, but I think she actually uses her other imperfections in an incredibly powerful and relatable way. Taylor Swift has a very unique vision, which I admire."
OK, Swifties? Leave Lorde alone. After all, she's only 16 and it's not like she's had a lot experience doing interviews. As she writes on Tumblr, "I am very very new to this whole thing. I will probably never be the kind of role model for my fans that [Taylor] is for hers. I admire her very much for this reason. Basically, this is an apology for not thinking too hard before I speak. Peace."
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