Lorde Perfectly Disses Diplo After He Insults Taylor Swift

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Taylor Swift and Lorde attends the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA

Welcome to the latest Internet case: Taylor Swift and Fans Versus Diplo

Yesterday (Nov. 12) Diplo decided not enough people were paying attention to him, so he tweeted:

Which could maybe be classified as a mean-for-no-real-reason joke against Taylor Swift, but this is the Internet, so of course it was taken much further. One fan tweeted, "I started a petition on to include it on the federal budget," which Diplo retweeted. Diplo also shared a link to a crowdfunding site for the cause.

I'd like to pause here and wonder how Diplo thought this little Twitter spree was going to end. He then decided to start insulting Swift's fans, which has never once gone well for anyone. 

It's relevant to mention right now that Katy Perry's been dating Diplo on and off for most of 2014, and Perry and Swift have well-reported issues (a.k.a "Bad Blood") with one another. While Swift herself hasn't responded at all among the mounting tweets and retweets on 36-year-old Diplo's account (probably too busy celebrating her second week at No. 1), Swift BFF Lorde, 18, took matters into her own hands. 

That's what friends are for. The defense rests. This media is not available on this platform.


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