In a new Hot 99.5 interview (via an October 12, 2013 AceShowBiz report), the former Disney Channel star addressed Lorde's comments. "I appreciate everybody's opinion. I've covered her music lots of times. I think she is super talented and I think it's awesome."
Still, while she respects Lorde's music, she doesn't necessarily agree with her interpretation of feminism. As Gomez continued, "but I think at the same time that feminism and that specific thing is very sensitive because in my opinion it's not feminism if you're tearing down another artist. 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."
Last month, Gomez suggested that women need to stop tearing each other down. As she commented, "girls need to support each other. I think we really need to empower each other and be there for each other."
Meanwhile, Lorde appears to stand by her comments about the song. As she commented, "I have pretty strong morals and opinions being in pop music, and I can't help but express those, which I think people appreciate. I mean, I don't think I say anything that isn't backed up. Most of the time I will stand by things that I've said."
Was Lorde justified in expressing her opinion? Or is she setting feminism back by taking hits at a fellow female artist?
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