Lorde's boyfriend cops racist abuse
The boyfriend of New Zealand megastar Lorde has been copping some racially charged abuse on social networks.
Here's a wake up call for some people - it's 2013 and racism is not okay.
Lorde, real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor, is dating a young chap named James Lowe, with whom she regularly posts adorable photos like this:
But it seems that a lot of people don't approve of the relationship - and especially after rumours spread that Lorde called One Direction and Justin Bieber "ugly", the backlash reached a whole new height.
One user tweeted, "Why is Lorde's boyfriend look like a Chinese old fart seriously"
Another wrote, "Lorde says 1D and Justin are ugly? LOLZ LOLZ LOLZ LOOK AT YOUR F***KING UGLY BOYFRIEND! HE IS SKINNY AND UGLY LOLZ!!"
"Omg is it just me or does Lorde's boyfriend look like one of those awkward chinese people" was another stellar example.
Look, we don't want to give these people's prejudices even more airtime by listing them all here, so let's stop there - but the fact is that Lorde seems pretty happy with her beau, who's seven years her senior, and that's all that should matter.
For what it's worth, we reckon Lorde and James make an awesome couple.
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