“Royals” singer Lorde fell victim to racial abuse online after photos of her and her Asian boyfriend James Lowe surfaced.
The cruel comments came after One Direction and Justin Bieber’s fans became angry over Lorde allegedly called them “ugly” and “overrated”.
There is no record of Lorde dissing the British boy band or Bieber, but that didn’t stop their fans from attacking the 17-year-old singer on Twitter.
Lorde and her rumored boyfriend, 24-year-old photographer James Lowe, received a barrage of racist abuse online.
One user wrote, “What the f**k is lorde and that chinese sort of ostrich boyfriend anyway”.
Some of the Twitter users called Lowe “PSY gone wrong” and “captain of chess club”. @xxamandaax posted a picture of Lorde and Lowe on the beach with the caption, “I hope this frightening image of lorde and her boyfriend helps you get through today.”
Another Twitter user wrote, “Justin Bieber and One Direction are ugly- but Lorde your boyfriend looks like he should be delivering Chinese takeaway to my door.”
Lorde has not confirmed that she is dating Lowe, who is of Asian descent. The Grammy-nominated singer has remained silent on the cyber attack although she frequently communicates with her followers.
Lorde has openly criticized Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj for their anti-feminist music and appearance.
She previously stated, “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.”
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