The former Disney star voices her own opinion about what the Kiwi artist calls 'feminism', saying, 'It's not feminism if you're tearing down another artist.'
A couple of weeks ago, Lorde made headlines after dissing fellow singer Selena Gomez. In an interview late last month, the Kiwi singer/songwriter admitted that she's a feminist and not a fan of Gomez's anti-feminist hit single "Come and Get It".
"I love pop music on a sonic level. But I'm a feminist and the theme of her song [Come & Get It] is, 'When you're ready come and get it from me,' " Lorde said as cited by Perez Hilton. "I'm sick of women being portrayed this way."
Gomez, however, doesn't seem to hold a grudge against Lorde. In a new interview on Hot 99.5 radio, the 21-year-old singer showed her maturity when responding to the "Royals" hitmaker's criticism.
"I appreciate everybody's opinion," Gomez said. The former Disney star even praised Lorde's talents, adding, "I've covered her music lots of times. I think she is super talented and I think it's awesome."
Gomez then voiced her own opinion about feminism. "But I think at the same time that feminism and that specific thing is very sensitive because in my opinion it's not feminism if you're tearing down another artist," she explained. "So that's the only thing that I feel but you know, she's young, she's got so much talent, she's gonna take over, she gets it, so I don't take it to heart."
Gomez was not the only artist who got dissed by Lorde. The 16-year-old New Zealand native also took issue with Taylor Swift's "unattainable" perfection. "Taylor Swift is so flawless, and so unattainable, and I don't think it's breeding anything good in young girls," Lorde said in an interview.
" 'I'm never going to be like Taylor Swift, why can't I be as pretty as Lorde?' That's f**king bulls**t," she continued.