Taylor Swift’s BFF Slammed for Quote About Selena’s Chronic Illness
While many of us imagine what it’s like to be friends with Taylor Swift on a daily basis, there are only a select few who actually know how it feels. Lorde is one of the 27-year-old’s longtime BFFs and even though she obviously loves the blonde, she admits it’s tough to have a bestie who’s arguably the most famous person in the world.
The “Greenlight” crooner told The Guardian, “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.”
Welp, we guess that’s one way to put it? People were quick to point out that the analogy was actually super insensitive to those who do suffer from autoimmune problems, such as Selena Gomez, who battles Lupus.
Someone tweeted in response, “I wonder how @selenagomez feels about this. What an incredibly ignorant analogy to make @lorde.”
While the 20-year-old says she actually “didn’t mention Taylor” specifically in the original interview, she understands that her quote wasn’t cool and apologized for making an ignorant comment.
Ella Yelich-O’Connor (Lorde’s real name) continued, “Regardless, I f*cked up & that was really insensitive. I’m sorry.”
Not many people can admit to being wrong and apologize for their mistakes, and we give Lorde credit for doing just that.
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