Lorde has apologised for comments that she made in relation to her friend, pop star Taylor Swift.
As we told you earlier today, the Kiwi pop star described maintaining a friendship with Swift as being "like having a friend with an autoimmune disease" in an interview with The Guardian that was published at the weekend.
As other media outlets began to pick up on the comments and they were shared around online, Lorde - real name Ella Yelich-O'Connor - took to Twitter to apologise for being 'insensitive'.
See below for her apology and some of the criticism that she came up against:
didn't mention taylor, but regardless, i fucked up & that was really insensitive. i'm sorry ðŸŒ¹
— Lorde (@lorde) June 20, 2017
autoimmune diseases are chronic, they're debilitating, they're painful, they can put you in a coma, and they end lives too soon
— Stephanie Marie (@stefinitely85) June 20, 2017
People with autoimmune have things other people just don't want to deal with lots of times. Sad but true
— #DraftBernie â“‹ ðŸ'™ (@InLWithLBeingL) June 20, 2017
You should get to know actually disabled activists...people with autoimmune and other disabilities. Because you don't understand ableism
— Dominick Evans (@dominickevans) June 20, 2017
As someone w/ mult autoimmune dx's it was a tiny bit tough to read so thank you for apologizing in a very real & genuine (not PR) way!!! â?¤ï¸?
— Cristine (@Owl_ofthewoods) June 20, 2017
Do you know what it's like to have an autoimmune disease? My father has one & it's the worst, wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. -
— snowflake (@crazedunicrno) June 20, 2017