Quotables: Lorde is Officially the Best (at Lesbianism?)

3/10/2014 6:00 AM PDT, by Sarah Taylor
"What do you mean you’re not talking about 'Ellen together', is there something wrong with lesbians?"

--The lovely 17-year-old Lorde on her close friendship with Taylor Swift, and on the notion that she and Taylor are lesbian lovers. 

Lorde was asked by a radio interviewer if she and Taylor were "together," but not together as in "lesbians," though it sure seemed that the way the DJ phrased the question was a leading one. When Lorde responded with her quip about nothing being wrong with lesbians, the interviewer fired back, "Oh my god no, I would love that! Are you going to confirm now you’re in a lesbian relationship with her?" 

See, here's the thing wrong with this: the interviewer asking the questions was not only entirely out of place for even insinuating such a thing, because Lorde is still just 17 years old, but also wrong because Lorde is right -- what big deal would it be if Lorde was a lesbian, or even if it were Taylor Swift? Why is the subject of one's sexuality still such a controversial -- and inappropriately public -- idea to behold? Why does everyone think that their neighbor's sexuality is such a necessary concept of personal knowledge, or why it even matters? 

Get over it, friends. If someone wants to admit to being a lesbian -- or not -- it's their decision, and any attempts at manipulating a person into commenting on something that they are (or are not) is massively wrong.

Damned if you do, damned if you don't.  
Filed Under:  Lorde , hot photos , Photos , friendships , Quotables

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810 days ago

It would only make sense that Taylor Swift is a lesbian. Her poor track record with guys has nothing to do with the type of guy she dates...it has everything to do with the fact that she's lesbian and afraid that her career will nosedive because it is solely based on songs about the guys she has dated.

I knew something was up with her.

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810 days ago

I would also like to add, if this was a guy "hanging out" with a 17 year old girl, you guys would be all over it and sick he is for dating a kid. It's a double standard when it's two girls.

Taylor is in her mid-20's for crying out loud. That's a little old to be getting "chummy" with a 17 year old. Physically or emotionally.

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810 days ago

Oh Sarah Taylor, I would have known this was your writing even had I not looked at the byline... strictly by, "it's their decision". Your sexual orientation is not a decision. It's not something that you consciously control.

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810 days ago

I swear, this pisses me off. Why does it matter so much?

809 days ago

"Why is the subject of one's sexuality still such a controversial -- and inappropriately public -- idea to behold?"

It's not. But it used by many a lot lately as a career booster. And strange isn't it how it's only women coming out as lesbian or "bi-sexual". Or like Anne Hech - going back and forth as to what can be used best for PR and career.

781 days ago

My gosh.I was shocked/ O.O