Lorde is very, very sorry for saying friendship with Taylor Swift is like a degenerative disease

Being friends with the super-famous doesn’t come without it’s supremely first-world problems. But how bad can it get, exactly?

Well according to Lorde, it’s no walk in the park.

In an interview with The Guardian, the 20-year-old pop star equated the experience to having a friend with a serious autoimmune disease.

Wait, what?

“It’s like having a friend with very specific allergies,” Lorde said. “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.”

Not altogether surprisingly, the analogy didn’t sit well with many online.

One fan brought up the fact that Selena Gomez, another pal of Lorde’s, actually does suffer from the autoimmune disease Lupus.


Now Lorde is walking back the odd choice of imagery.

“I f***ed up & that was really insensitive. I’m sorry,” she responded on Twitter.

Still, there are many who just don’t see what the fuss is about.

Whether or not the comparison is overtly offensive, we can all agree its sufficiently bizarre.