Lorde Covers Metro, Says Taylor Swift’s Flawlessness Is Not Good for Girls
At this point, we’re used to seeing Lorde and her larger-than-life wavy hair, but for her October 2013 cover of New Zealand’s Metro, the Kiwi singer is rocking sleek, blown out locks. Her style here is indicative of how she looks, lyricizes, acts, speaks and sings in a mature fashion that is way beyond her 16 years.
In the feature, Lorde opens up about the notion of feminism and how Taylor Swift‘s flawlessness –that’s perceived, mind you — is not a good thing for young girls.
It’s worth noting that Lorde was not dissing T. Swizzle, but her words will probably be taken out of context and seen as such. She was merely suggesting that young girls who are fans of Swift’s music and of her music should not focus on things like wanting to look like them or be like them.
She said, “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–king bulls–t.” In essence, she was saying that female fans shouldn’t ask themselves those types of questions and should not idolize the looks of their favorite artists.
The ‘Royals’ singer also spoke about the notions of feminism. She hates it when feminism is seen as anti-man. “I think women who say, ‘No, I’m not a feminist — I love men,’ I think that is just… You don’t know what it means. You think it means that ‘I don’t shave under my arms, I burn my bras. F–k men!’ How could you be so uneducated, and so unwilling to learn about something which is so important to you,” Lorde mused.
Seriously, how did a 16-year-old get this smart and worldly?