Teens launch racist attack on Lorde's boyfriend

Last updated 10:55 11/12/2013
Lorde and James
Instagram/Lordemusic

LOVE-BIRDS: Lorde and her boyfriend James Lowe.

Related Links

Our Lorde mistaken for an Australian Lorde scores four Grammy nods Lorde announces Auckland gig

Relevant offers

Celebrities

Dear North, tell the paps to go but chat with mum first Amanda Bynes warns of imposters during rare Twitter update New highest paid actor revealed, knocking Downey Jr NZFW: Matilda Rice and Rugby Sevens stars strut their stuff for Jockey Before they were famous: Taika Waititi Us Two: Robbie Rakete and Jeanette Thomas Kylie Jenner too sick to tweet after food poisoning NZFW: Famous front row faces spotted at Fashion Week Barbra Streisand enlists A-list pals for Broadway album James Corden's super cute first interview

Singing sensation Lorde is facing a barrage of attacks on social media, after alleged comments about Justin Bieber and One Direction.

Lorde, aka 17-year-old Ella Yelich-O'Connor, has posted numerous pictures on Instagram of herself and boyfriend, 24-year-old photographer James Lowe.

But now a social media storm has erupted after Lorde was claimed to have called fellow singer Bieber and members of boy band One Direction "ugly" - although as website Jezebel reports, there is no evidence of this.

Fans of the pop stars have taken to Twitter in a cyber attack on the Royals singer.

Many of the tweets simply call Lorde and Lowe "ugly", but others make explicitly racist remarks about Lowe's Asian descent.

Several of the tweets linked to a recent tabloid picture of the pair on a beach at Devonport on Auckland's North Shore, which was splashed around gossip websites.

American rapper Tyler, the Creator linked to the picture on Twitter with the unpleasant caption: "Hhahahahahah."

Lorde retorted: "Was this supposed to make me feel something?"

She has not responded to any of the latest attacks.

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content