The "Royals" singer had previously taken issue with the lyrics of Selena's hit single, suggesting that the song promoted an anti-feminist message by encouraging girls to passively wait for the guys to pursue them.
As Selena responded, "I appreciate everybody's opinion, especially because I've covered Lorde's music lots of times. I think she is super talented and I think it's awesome...But in my opinion it's not feminism if you're tearing down another artist."
To be fair, Selena isn't the fist person Lorde has taken aim at. She has taken digs at Justin Bieber's music, as well. Still, when it comes to the "feminist" perspective, I'm going with Selena on this one.
Selena Doesn't Take a Passive Role In Relationships
Lorde may be reading too much into these song lyrics. This song has been covered by both boys and girls, so it's not like the lyrics have a gender-specific message.
Besides, Selena is not a passive wallflower when it comes to dating. If she thinks a guy is attractive, she's not afraid to let him know, as seen when she asked George Shelley on a date last summer.
Selena Always Takes The High Road
One of Selena's best qualities is that she never has a bad word to say about anyone. When asked about Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, or even Lorde, she always manages to take the high road.
The former "Wizards of Waverly Place" star was also classy and confident enough to understand where Lorde was coming from and to not take it personally. As she commented, "so that's the only thing that I feel but you know, she's young, she's got so much talent, she's gonna take over, she gets it, so I don't take it to heart."
Selena Believes That Women Need To Support Each Other
From a "feminist" perspective, the "Slow Down" singer seems to have a healthy perspective. Throughout her career, she has consistently talked about how women need to be more supportive of each other.
In a radio interview last month, she commented, "I think we all tend to be a little competitive. There's a saying. 'A guy walks in. He checks out every girl in the room. A girl walks in. She checks out every girl in the room.' I do truly believe that as a young woman, and Katy [Perry] who's older, we do have to support each other and want the best because you're doing you're own thing."
Selena Doesn't Allow Her Friendships To Get Competitive
The former Disney Channel star practices what she preaches when she talks about supporting other women.
Although she and Demi Lovato appeal to a similar demographic and are considered to be in "competition," Selena continues to root for her long-time pal. As she explained, "I grew up with her. We've known each other since we were 7. We home-schooled together, so I lived with her. And I am absolutely not [competitive]...I'm stoked for her. I'm not that way at all. Everybody does their own stuff, so it's good."
Selena Always Sticks Up For Her Girl Friends
Selena is someone you'd want in your corner. During last summer's VMAs, many viewers thought Taylor Swift was taking a dig at her ex, Harry Styles, when she dropped an F-bomb.
When a reporter asked Selena about the incident, she responded, "don't try that with me," explaining that she was very protective of her friends.
Do you agree with Lorde's opinions about Selena's song? Or is she reading too much into these lyrics? Was Selena classy in her response to Lorde's comments?
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