American country singer Taylor Swift celebrated her 24th birthday in Melbourne, Australia
with Lorde. (Facebook
American country singer Taylor Swift has celebrated her 24th birthday in Melbourne, Australia with Lorde.
The I Knew You Were Trouble singer took to her social media accounts and posted pictures with her party guests.
"My 24th birthday was a Melbourne garden party. Thank you for all the birthday wishes!!" she tweeted.
The Royals singer was seen alongside Swift for a number of photos, showing off their blossoming friendship.
This comes after the 17-year-old Kiwi singer's comments over Swift, for her image, calling it too perfect to be healthy for young girls.
"Taylor Swift is so flawless, and so unattainable, and I don’t think it’s breeding anything good in young girls. 'I'm never going to be like Taylor Swift, why can't I be as pretty as Lorde?' That’s f--king bulls--t," she said in an interview with Metro magazine.
Lorde later responded to a fan's question about her comments, writing on her Tumblr page.
"i think i cocked that up a bit and what i said wasn’t put in context also. what i meant was: there’s a lot of importance placed on physical perfection in this industry, and i wish my favourite stars didn’t look perfect because i think fans (me included) have these feelings of worthlessness, like they’ll never be as pretty/talented/whatever, as a result of this intense photoshop culture and the endless strive for perfection," she clarified, "ts [Taylor Swift] was the first person i thought of, which i regret. she happens to be good looking, but i think she actually uses her other imperfections in an incredibly powerful and relatable way. taylor swift has a very unique vision, which i admire... ps. i am very very new to this whole thing. i will probably never be the kind of role model for my fans that ts is for hers. i admire her very much for this reason. basically, this is an apology for not thinking too hard before i speak. peace. [sic]"
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