Lorde takes aim at New Zealand media in Twitter rant
Kiwi hero Lorde has lashed out at the New Zealand media on Twitter, after arriving at Auckland International Airport following on from her ‘Grammy Awards’ win on Monday only to be greeted swarms of media, who she says almost managed to push her and her family over in their frenzy.
The 17-year-old took home Grammys for Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year for ‘Royals,’ and also performed at the prestigious ceremony, but it looks like the behaviour of some eager journalists may have taken some of the shine off of her incredible achievements.
The chart-topping singer posted five heated tweets to the micro-blogging site today, which she has since deleted, but a number of media outlets including stuff.co.nz, managed to capture screenshots of the rant before the posts could be deleted.
“NZ media almost pushed over myself and my family at the airport this morning in order to get their shots. Bit of a sad welcome home if I’m honest,” read her first tweet.
She continued: “I understand that people of note are supposedly fair game for everyone to photograph and film but that doesn’t make it acceptable. I’m beginning to get used to my image as a public commodity, and the fact that I’m getting used to it frightens me.”
But the superstar was quick to point out that it’s not attention from fans that she has a problem with.
“There is a difference between attn from fans, which I love, and the constant, often lecherous gaze that I’m subjected to in this industry.
The teen concluded: “I know that success comes with a price tag. It just sucks when you see that in your time home country where you previously felt safe.”