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One Direction Fans On Twitter Are Saying Insanely Racist Things About Lorde’s Boyfriend

“Come back to us when your boyfriend doesn’t look like PSY gone wrong.”

1. Last week Tyler, The Creator posted on his Instagram this tabloid photo of Lorde and her 24-year-old boyfriend James Lowe at the beach.

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2. The singer responded to Tyler, The Creator’s post asking him if it was supposed to get a rise out of her.

3. And while Lorde didn’t engage with him over the photo of her at the beach with Lowe, teenagers on Twitter did.

4. One Direction fans are claiming that Lorde called Justin Bieber and members of One Direction ugly and are attacking Lorde and her boyfriend over it.

5. Oddly enough, though, there is no evidence that Lorde ever called Bieber or One Direction ugly, they just seemed to come up with it on their own.

why is lorde's boyfriend look like a Chinese old fart seriously #mtvstars One Direction

— staywithpaynee (@angel ♔)

Lorde: "All of One Direction are ugly." Come back to us when your boyfriend doesn't look like PSY gone wrong.

— dxisychainzayn (@C)

8. According to Jezebel’s Lindy West, not all of the tweets mention Lowe’s race explicitly, but are still pretty offensive.


When couples like Lorde and Lowe violate that tacit social contract (by, you know, just liking each other a lot while being different amounts of “hot”), the response is usually swift, bewildered, and thick with disgust.

Even the tweets that don’t specifically mention Lowe’s race, I suspect, are at least partially driven by our culture’s nasty stereotyping of Asian men as unsexy and sexless.

9. They also don’t seem to be slowing down at all.

Lorde and her boyfriend are the weirdest looking couple ever like what's going on there

— MadisonJaco (@•madi kay•)

Yesterday I saw a pic of Lorde and her boyfriend... I've been dying of laughter ever since WTF

— Ocy_b (@Ocບne)

how can lorde call one direction ugly, has she seen her boyfriend, hoe

— humaaa__ (@&&)

Omg is it just me or does Lorde's boyfriend look like one of those awkward chinese people :'D

— Cuteprabh1 (@Prabhjot kaur)

lorde and her boyfriend make me cringe, sorry

— MillieDelRey (@Gods&Monsters)

Lorde & her boyfriend make me uncomfortable.

— RosiieBiebs (@06.24.13)

i think its nice lorde didnt leave her boyfriend because she got famous, although she should probably leave him because he's ugly as fuck

— BXZZCUTSEASON (@)

is lorde's boyfriend an asian guy or

— caylencloudx (@nigga tl)

Lorde got a boyfriend and now I want to murder that Asian bastard

— insertstatement (@Ronak)

Lorde is 16 and her boyfriend is 23. Bit of a rapist

— _ermyperdfert (@&)

what the fuck is lorde and that chinese sort of ostrich boyfriend anyway

— whosxays (@marie)

lorde's boyfriend looks like the chinese exchange student from sixteen candles

— THUGClTY (@victoria)

lorde's boyfriend ew

— MorganAimee98 (@i am med)

lorde calling the boys ugly im like excuse u ur boyfriend is so ew and the boys are so aw

— SOBSHARRY (@kei.)

23. Lorde never called Justin Bieber or One Direction ugly, but she has been critical of the pop stars. She has called One Direction overrated before and said this about Justin Bieber:

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