Lorde Reveals Asian Boyfriend, Internet Explodes in Racism

Yeah, it's ugly.

By Jamilah King Dec 10, 2013

Lorde, the 17-year-old singer from New Zealand whose song "Royals" was just nominated for a Grammy, just revealed that might have an Asian boyfriend in 24-year-old James Lowe (that age difference doesn’t look too good). They do cute things that cute couples do, like take selfies of brushing their teeth together (See above photo? Cute, right?). But racist meanies on the internet don’t think so. Jezebel captured some of the racist vitriol thrown toward the couple, including comments that her Lowe "looks like Mao Tse Tung" and "captain of a chess club." Yeah, it’s ugly.