The INSIDER Summary:
- Lorde revealed that she became the target of nasty body-shamers in a recent interview with NME.
- “It rocked my foundations,” she told the magazine. “I remember being made aware of my looks and my body in a way that I had never been.”
- She also shared how she overcame those struggles.
- “I was able to return to my family and shelter against that and get to where I am now,” she said.
Lorde’s long-awaited second album, “Melodrama,” was finally released on June 16. To promote the record, the 20-year-old pop star has played the music festival circuit, appeared on talk shows, and even opened up about her anonymous onion ring Instagram account.
But being a celebrity hasn’t always come so easy.
All the attention that comes with fame turned Lorde’s world upside down in 2013, especially as she became the victim of hateful comments from body-shaming trolls online.
The star opened up to NME about being body-shamed in a recent interview, which we first read about on Glamour.
“It rocked my foundations and could have f—-d me, you know? I remember being made aware of my looks and my body in a way that I had never been,” the 20-year-old told NME.
“I remember all these kids online, I think I beat their favourite people to Number One, and they were like, ‘F–k her, she’s got really far-apart eyes,'” she said. “I remember being like, ‘Whoa! How did I get all this way without knowing I had far-apart eyes?’ Just weird s–t like that.”
The singer also shared her secret to overcoming body-shamers with the magazine.
“I was able to return to my family and shelter against that and get to where I am now,” she said. “I feel so comfortable in myself.”
As Glamour points out, Lorde previously stood up to internet bullies in 2014, when Diplo body-shamed her pal Taylor Swift on Twitter.
Songs on “Melodrama” reflect on Lorde’s journey to self-acceptance, likely drawing inspiration from her experiences with cyberbullies.
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