Got a deluge of folks telling me about this item over on Jezebel... News flash: people on the internet are mean. Basically, a legion of awful teenagers have taken to social media with a barrage of hate tweets directed at New Zealand singer/songwriter Lorde, calling the 17-year-old recording artist's boyfriend James Lowe "ugly" and, um, "Asian." Most of them express disbelief that these two beings could possibly be together.
The hate onslaught was set off when Lorde allegedly said that Justin Bieber and the members of One Direction are "ugly." (Never mind that no one can find the actual source of this claim.) That was all the rabid, vengeful fan-crays needed to get real racist, real fast, and direct their ridiculously ignorant energy at Lorde/Lowe.
Some examples, if you can stand it:
@lordemusic Your boyfriend is ugly as fuck you fucking bitch!— MILEY CYRU$ (@mcyruschanel) December 9, 2013
Oh wait, your boyfriend is 7 years different from you 0_0... Oh hell no, Lorde. You'd scored a scrawny asian sugardaddy.— YourMother (@Sandy_FYSAD) December 9, 2013
lorde's boyfriend looks like a chinese tbfh— ♡audrey♡ (@sykescarsm) December 9, 2013
Lorde's boyfriend look Chinese/Asia/Korean,Some type of shit V___V— W.B™ (@DopePerfextion) December 9, 2013
Lorde's boyfriend looks asain. No offence but he is ugly af #truth— BYESTAGRAM (@nouisdacraic) December 9, 2013
omg is lorde's boyfriend Fred Wu from Awkward hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha— Linda N. ☺∞ (@osnapitzlinz) December 9, 2013
Lorde: "All of One Direction are ugly." Come back to us when your boyfriend doesn't look like PSY gone wrong.— C (@dxisychainzayn) December 9, 2013
Lorde called one direction ugly. Girl your boyfriend looks like Mao Tse Tung. (mao zedong)— Louis Follow Me Pls (@extraodinlarry) December 9, 2013
Et cetera. Et cetera. Don't worry, bro. Know that you're giving hope to adorably dorky Asian dudes everywhere.