Lorde Shuts Down Radio Host's Lesbian Jokes
He was wondering if she and Taylor Swift were, you know...
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 11, 2014 10:40 AM CDT
Lorde does not want to hear your lesbian jokes.   (AP Photo/Maryland Jockey Club)

(Newser) – Listen up, radio show hosts: Lorde is not interested in your lesbian jokes, mmkay? The teen singer went on Australia's KIIS 1065 yesterday, and Kyle & Jackie Show host Kyle Sandilands asked her about her burgeoning friendship with Taylor Swift, E! reports:

  • "Are you bringing your new bestie, Taylor Swift?" Sandilands asked, referring to Lorde's upcoming New York City concert. "I see your guys' pictures everywhere. Are you guys, like, uh, are you together now?"
  • When Lorde did not respond, Sandilands continued, "Not together as in lesbians … I'm not talking about 'Ellen together.' I'm talking about, like, you guys are friendly, right?"

  • "What do you mean you're not talking about 'Ellen together?'" Lorde replied. "Is there something wrong with lesbians? Is that what you're trying to say?"
  • "Oh my god, no, I would love that," said Sandilands. "Are you going to confirm now that you're in a lesbian relationship with her?"
  • "Don't ever try it. It's not working," said an irritated Lorde.
  • At that point things got awkward, with Sandilands trying to dig himself out of the hole by gushing about Swift before finally joking, "Don't get too overboard with explaining the friendship, though. We haven't got all day." Her snappy reply: "I won't, believe me."

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Tom Maker
Mar 13, 2014 10:03 AM CDT
So she is a lesbian and got mad for being called one? Or she is not a lesbian and got mad for being called one?
Ramsey Roberts
Mar 12, 2014 6:15 PM CDT
Sensationalist journalism. I just listened to the podcast and the quotations are correct, however, it's not nearly as dramatic as this article made it sound. They even went on to discuss Bruce Springsteen covering her song, "Royals" and how she said it made her "teary". Don't go down this slope, Newser. You're one of the last websites left I can trust for unbiased news. This is bordering TMZ territory....
Dale Latimer
Mar 12, 2014 12:08 PM CDT
Who's this host, some Seacrest fan?