Lorde Stands By Selena Gomez Slam, Calls Out Singer as Anti-Feminist

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Lorde is not backing down.

The 16-year old, who has faced heat herself for lyrics some have dubbed "deeply racist," recently came out swinging about Selena Gomez.

Referring to her fellow young artist's hit "Come & Get It," Lorde said to E! News of Selena's message:

"I'm a feminist and the theme of her song is, ‘'When you're ready, come and get it from me. "I'm sick of women being portrayed this way."

In response to this diss, Cher Lloyd came to Selena's defense, wondering why Lorde had "to go do that" and telling J-14:

"What a knob. Why would she do that? She's sitting at number one... I think she's going to eat her words... and I think for someone who's gaining so much success so early, she should be considering herself lucky."

But Lorde isn't fazed. She's gonna speak her mind and stick to her views and that's that.

"I have pretty strong morals and opinions being in pop music, and I can't help but express those, which I think people appreciate," Lorde told MTV News. "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."

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Earlier this summer, in her very first interview with MTV News, Lorde took Justin Bieber to task for not providing "a real depiction of what it's like to be a young person."

What is Selena's take on Lorde's point of view?

"I appreciate everybody's opinion, especially because I've covered her music lots of times. But I think at the same time, that feminism and that specific thing is very sensitive," said Gomez, who is also fighting of talk these days that she cried in concert over Bieber.

"On my opinion it's not feminism if you're tearing down another artist," Selena continued. "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."

Seems like a rather mature stance.

Where so do you stand on Come & Get It? Are the lyrics anti-feminist?


I completely agree with lorde! Today that's the only.type of songs we here: let's make out here, I'm a weak minded girl.come save me. Lorde has never made a track talking about how bad she wanna have sex.I'm glad to know she isn't a mindless pop star and has the guts to express her opinions.


Thank goodness there is a woman (or girl I suppose) in the spotlight who finally has some sense at last: some sense of the responsibility of being a famous female artist and the devastating consequences on our children of famous women who are not feminists and who play along to the damaging traditional female/male stereotypes. She is what the world has been waiting for, she is a great role model for kids, long may her success continue :)


It seems like Selena is the more mature and intellectual one, ironically, when much has been said of Lourdes maturity. Selena realizes Lourde is speaking from emotion, and will grow up once she experiences life more.


Lorde listened to the Lana Del Rey record and the whole time she was just thinking it’s so unhealthy for young girls to listens. http://goo.gl/XM5uqm


I have thought that from the
moment I saw that video.The
lyrics are blatantly sexist & the
'Come hither'motions & looks
just as bad.Yes,there are tons
of exploitative videos out there
& we know how some artists get
ripped apart for that.Selena seems like a smart, classy ,young
lady so it's too bad she made
such a 'stereotypical vamp video'

@ lola+d.

I think it was the people behind her, her publicists, manager, and producers. She has been told she isn't sexy enough. Those people can dictate your life. I think she is taking a break from singing, and concentrating on acting.


It sounds like the 16 year old is pretty smart for her age. I like that she is stating her beliefs instead of just being happy to have a number 1 single like she some sort of corporate zombie.

@ Hellion

No, she isn't. If she was smart for her age, she would keep her mouth shut. Her rants smack of childish entitlement. We all know we thought we knew everything at 16. She is no different. Not everything is black and white. Selena is probably a lot more moral than Lourde claims herself to be. If she wants to talk aboug feminism, walk the talk, and get rid all that hideous make up she wears.

@ stargazing

Anybody on this earth has the right to express an opinion. Rank and seniority doesn't matter.

@ stargazing

you sound jealous.. who cares! wow


what doe this means:WE HAVE WON THE LOTTERY?

@ abe

Selena's song may be sexists, but Lorde's 'deeply rasist'. It sounds like a 16 year old who should think before she speaks. Dont talk trash about someone else when what you do or sing is basicly the same with who you are criticizing. Im a girl- and being femanist and being bold is the very same thing.

@ abe

yes abe, you guys won again.

@ lola+d.

A lot of feminists are very much in touch with their sexuality. Others aren't, and seriously downplay it. You can't paint a picture of feminism with one brush stroke. We are all different. I don't think Lourde has gotten to that intellectual point yet

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