A Lot Of People Are Upset That Lorde Won "Best Rock Video" At The MTV VMAs

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At the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, New Zealand songstress Lorde went home with the VMA for "Best Rock Video."

Lorde receiving her moon man for Best Rock Video

Lorde Daily@LordeDaily

Lorde receiving her moon man for Best Rock Video 🎸

12:12 PM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

In doing so she became the first woman to win the award.

A lot of people were surprised that Lorde's music is considered "rock."

Royals de Lorde ROCK?! MTV, go home. You're drunk.

Lorde won "best rock video" ... that's like giving "best rap video" to Coldplay.

Ian Kenyon@IanKenyonNFL

Lorde won "best rock video" ... that's like giving "best rap video" to Coldplay.

1:46 PM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Imagine Dragons and Lorde were just invoked as examples of a "pretty good year for rock." lolololololol

Kevin Fallon@kpfallon

Imagine Dragons and Lorde were just invoked as examples of a "pretty good year for rock." lolololololol

12:07 PM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Lorde won Best Rock Video and I’m hoping Kendrick Lamar gets Best Ragtime Song from the 1920s

Michael Gregory@schmoyoho

Lorde won Best Rock Video and I’m hoping Kendrick Lamar gets Best Ragtime Song from the 1920s

12:28 PM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And others were just confused.

Some weren't quite sure what to do...

LORDE wins for a best rock award?!?!? #VMAs

There were, of course, angry people...

"lorde is rock, you just don't know real music"

emo bread@sweetrevxnge

"lorde is rock, you just don't know real music"

12:30 PM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But most people were just doing this:

Best rock video goes to lorde royals!!!

zabs@katie_zabs

Best rock video goes to lorde royals!!!

12:09 PM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Lorde is in the rock category got me like

ME WHEN I FIND OUT LORDE IS "ROCK"

My reaction to Lorde winning best rock video.

sammmaye.@Samandcheeese

My reaction to Lorde winning best rock video.

12:08 PM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

At the end of the day, though:

Lorde wins for umm Rock? The categories don't matter. A lady won! And she's talented.

Roxane Bey@rgay

Lorde wins for umm Rock? The categories don't matter. A lady won! And she's talented.

12:08 PM - 25 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite