Lorde: Quit Whining About How Teen Girls Dress, Start Worrying About Gun Violence

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By Michael Lewittes

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Lorde praises Rihanna and defends her fellow teenagers in a new interview in the London Evening Standard’s magazine.

“You can’t not look at Rihanna,” she tells the outlet. “I would buy anything Rihanna sold me. The way Rihanna embodies being a sexual woman… She’s so fearless and confident, I just love her.”

Lorde calls the singer “magnetic.”

She doesn’t think parents should get upset over the types of outfits a celebrity like Rihanna wears.

“People should stop worrying about their daughters,” says Lorde. “I don’t see a female without clothing as a terrible influence. There are worse things. Shooting people. Glorifying violence.”

The “Royals” singer thinks young people are frequently underestimated, explaining, “A lot of people seem to think that all teenagers are super-misguided and not at all ambitious.”

That’s not true, she insists.

“Such a high proportion of the people my age I know are super-driven, super-focused and super-creative in a way I haven’t seen a lot of adults being,” says Lorde.

And while she admits that “it will always be a constant that teenagers will not be as emotionally wise as adults,” Lorde believes that this immaturity has artistic merit.

“You can be as sophisticated and precocious as you want, but you can’t fake experience,” explains the star. “That’s what I find endearing about the art that teenagers make. There’s something about that intensity.”

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