Lorde Tweets Name, Photo of Her 'Stalker' Says she's 'scared' of Simon Runting By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff Posted May 5, 2014 10:40 AM CDT 27 comments Comments New Zealand's singer-songwriter Lorde answers questions from the press ahead of her performance in Mexico City, Mexico, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell) (Newser) – Seventeen-year-old musical phenom Lorde, not one to suffer fools, says a male paparazzo is stalking her. Among her tweets from last night, most accompanied by Simon Runting's photo and, in one case, a link to his Facebook page: "this man has been stalking me, photographing me and refusing me privacy. i am scared of him. ... his name is simon runting," "this should not be an accepted standard for young women or anyone in this industry." "i refuse to stay complicit and i refuse to stay passive about men systematically subjecting me to extreme fear." "i understand that this comes with the territory. i do not understand why I should be complacent." Gawker describes Runting as "a New Zealand photographer who appears to focus primarily on celebrities" and points out that a photo he took last year of Rihanna led her to quote a Kanye West song about hating the paparazzi "more than the Nazi."