Lorde apologises after saying her friendship with Taylor Swift was 'like having a friend with an autoimmune disease'
The editor of a sexuality segment on an Australian television network has told Kiwi pop star Lorde that her remarks about her celebrity friend Taylor Swift were "ignorant".
Lorde described her friendship with the pop star was "like having a friend with very specific allergies" in an interview with The Guardian.
"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," The Guardian reported.
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Gomez, who is the executive producer of The 13 Reasons Why suffers Lupus, and was required to take an indefinite break from her tour last year.
She was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease in 2014.
Lorde responded to Anderson's tweets saying she didn't mention Swift's name - but apologised anyway.
Her comments hurt disabled folks and she owed them an apology— Marwah ♀ (@SlobbyFeminist) June 20, 2017
"Didn't mention Taylor, but regardless, I f...ed up and that was really insensitive. I'm sorry," she said.
The debate opened up a swarm of people who suffered autoimmune diseases, who said her comments were offensive.
Others defended Lorde, calling her "the queen of analogies".