Lorde and Selena Gomez Feud: 16-Year Old Singer Calls Gomez's Music Anti-Feminist
Lorde, a 16-year-old artist from New Zealand, stepped to the bat and swung at Selena Gomez, stating in a blog post that Gomez makes anti-feminist music, particularly conveyed in the theme of Gomez's "Come and Get it." And that one comment has ignited an ongoing feud between the two young pop stars, and a few others.
Gomez, 21, responded to the singer of the Billboard sensation "Royals," saying that while she appreciates opinions and critiques, she thought that it was insensitive and anti-feminist to "tear down" another artist for their music.
"There's 2 different kinds of criticism. There's the people that hide behind a computer and want to say endless amount of things but never say it to your face, and then obviously there are the vocal ones. I appreciate everybody's opinion, especially because I've covered her music lots of times," Gomez said.
Lorde's response to "Come and Get it" singer suggests that she disagrees. She explained that it's only within the past fifteen years that if someone gives negative feedback on music that is anyway negative, then they're considered a hater; that being the case even if critics have valid reasons for the opinions.
"People will say exactly what they think about a movie or a TV show, and that's fine, but as soon as you say it about a record, you're like some little zombie in a funny dungeon. I have pretty strong morals and opinions being in pop music, and I can't help but express those, which I think people appreciate. I mean, I don't think I say anything that isn't backed up. Most of the time I will stand by things that I've said."
Twenty-year-old English songstress Cher Lloyd suggested that Lorde's comment was unnecessary, and even went as far as to call Lorde a "knob" for her comment. And, said that if she was in Gomez's shoes, she would use foul language.
In recent the past, Lorde has also made statements about Taylor Swift, suggesting that she was "too perfect," but later recanted in a blog post that said that there was too much importance placed on "physical perfection in [the] industry," and it causes fans to strive for unattainable perfection. Then, she went on to say that Swift was a great influence to her fans and that she admired her.