Lorde recently spoke with V magazine to discuss her role as a self-described feminist amid a realm of over-sexualized pop stars. Unafraid to speak her mind, the 17-year-old songstress has been quickly associated with the negative reputation of “slut-shaming” since her rise to international stardom.
The critical persona of the precocious teen links back to her feud with Selena Gomez. Lorde recently dissed Selena when she said Gomez’s song Come and Get It “so pathetic.” Selena quickly retorted that Lorde’s beliefs doesn’t constitute feminism and that Lorde is not supporting other women.
But, Lorde explains, her preference for covering up is often confused with slut-shaming. The New Zealand native singer clarifies that she has no issues with young pop stars for routinely striping down, she just performs in accordance with her own perspective.
“People like to paint me in a certain way, but I’m a hugely sex-positive person and I have nothing against anyone getting naked. For me personally I just don’t think it really would complement my music in any way or help me tell a story any better. It’s not like I have a problem with dancing around in undies—I think you can use that stuff in a hugely powerful way. It just hasn’t felt necessary for me.”
Following her famous debut album, Pure Heroine, Lorde is currently developing her next project, traveling all around the world for shows – and at the same time, she’s also maintaining the balance between her ascending career and staying true to her roots!
Source: Praise the Lorde