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Lorde Slams Radio Host Over Lesbian Joke w/ Taylor Swift

Grammy-winning "Royal" singer Lorde has no time for lesbian jokes--especially as they pertain to her burgeoning friendship with Taylor Swift.

Things got tense during a radio interview with Australia's Kyle Sandilands of The Kyle and Jackie Show when the radio host seemed to imply that the ladies might be in a lesbian relationship.

From E! Online

"Are you bringing your new bestie, Taylor Swift?" Kyle Sandilands asked about her upcoming New York City concert.

"I see your guys' pictures everywhere. Are you guys, like, uh, are you together now?"

There was an awkward pause before Sandilands continued, "Not together as in lesbians…I'm not talking about 'Ellen together.' I'm talking about, like, you guys are friendly, right?"

Lorde retorted, "What do you mean you're not talking about 'Ellen together?' Is there something wrong with lesbians? Is that what you're trying to say?"

Sandilands explained, "Oh my god, no, I would love that. Are you going to confirm now that you're in a lesbian relationship with her?"

"Don't ever try it. It's not working," Lorde said.

And after trying to salvage the situation, Sandilands went on to gush about T.Swift, saying that she's a "gorgeous creature" and "no wonder you guys get on."

Sensing Lorde's irritation, Sandilands sarcastically joked, "Don't get too overboard with explaining the friendship, though. We haven't got all day."

"I won't, believe me," she told the radio show host.

What do you think of the way she responded, Instincters?


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I believe that she was totally in the right. radio DJs sometimes try to go for the shock value without realizing that they are being insensitive. I think that Lorde had every right to respond the way that she did.

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