Lorde reveals 'I didn’t want people to be talking about what my body looked like'

scandal 20/08/2021

In an interview with The Irish Times, Lorde revealed that she 'kicked' discussions about her body as a teenager out of the conversation. 

“I was pretty intent about that. I didn’t want people to be talking about what my body looked like. I was a kid."

“And I really wasn’t ‘in’ my body. As a teenager, you kind of wear your body like an outfit that doesn’t fit yet.”

“So it definitely was something I very specifically did not invite. I think it all worked out. How my body looks is not a big centre of curiosity now. Which I think is in part because of the grounding I lay as a teenager."

“So yeah – I feel good about baby me doing that for future me.”

Lorde ensured that she was careful to have healthy boundaries as a teenager going on to say,

“There were just things I wasn’t going to do if they weren’t comfortable for me to do. I wore the exact outfits I felt like wearing. I wore suits. I loved suits. I felt powerful in them. The fact that I sort of did it in a way that felt right for me – that meant I don’t look back and feel f****d up by it.”