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.
“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.
— Stephanie Marie (@stefinitely85) June 19, 2017
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.
didn't mention taylor, but regardless, i fucked up & that was really insensitive. i'm sorry ?
— Lorde (@lorde) June 20, 2017
Still, there are many who just don’t see what the fuss is about.
Anyone who is familiar with Lorde would knows she's queen of analogies. People need to grow a thicker skin seriously
— maddie (@EmiliaSmiles) June 20, 2017
Whether or not the comparison is overtly offensive, we can all agree its sufficiently bizarre.