Taylor Swift Celebrates 24th Birthday with Lorde in Melbourne

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By Simi John | December 15, 2013 3:10 PM EST

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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