One Direction overrated? Fans hit back as Lorde blasts Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik & Louis Tomlinson!


UPDATE: have reported that Lorde did not diss 1D in her MTV interview. A rep has been contacted for confirmation…..

Lorde blasted boyband One Direction, insisting that the five piece group is seriously ‘overrated.’

The New Zealand singer-songwriter found fame after her first EP, The Love Club, was released last year, and her first single, “Royals”, debuted at number 1 on the New Zealand Top 40 and also reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making her the first New Zealand solo artist to have a number one song in the United States.

She’s only 16 years old, so we would have assumed the young singer would be a huge One Direction fan, however speaking to MTV News the teenager insisted that she has no time at all for Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, Zayn Malik and Louis Tomlinson.

The young singer has previously slated stars such as Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez and now she’s fingered One Direction as another band she doesn’t think deserve their fame.

One Direction & Justin Bieber fans send racist abuse to Lorde’s boyfriend James Lowe!

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Lorde said:

“One Direction are pretty overrated and their music isn’t really good I find it odd they’re famous.”

The brunette beauty knows that he views won’t be popular, but she’s keen to stay true to herself. She insisted that some people do ‘appreciate’ her honesty and continued:

“I have pretty strong morals and opinions being in pop music, and I can’t help but express those, which I think people appreciate.

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“I mean, I don’t think I say anything that isn’t backed up. Most of the time I will stand by things that I’ve said.”

Fans have hit back at the star after her comments and proved, once again, that Directioners are a loyal bunch.

One fan of the X Factor boyband tweeted:


Another posted:

“lorde don’t bash one direction when they are number one in turdy seven countries”

What do you think of the claims? Leave your comments below…

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!


  1. Beckie Callahan on October 13, 2013 at 7:19 pm

    They deserve their fame way more than you do hun x so stop being horrid to all the REAL famous popstars and concentrate on your life x you say you haven’t got enough time for the 1D boys so why you wasting your time being horrid about all the PROPER famous people x

  2. whatever on October 13, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    Lorde was at the 1D concert in New Zealand (pics and proof for that…), this quote about 1D is highly probably false.

    Read somewhere a belieber had made it up because he/she was hoping that Heartbreaker could reach #1 that way… No idea if true, but 1 thing is for sure: THIS QUOTE IS PROBABLY BULL!

  3. Kelli321 on October 13, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    A made up quote. Lorde never said such a thing. This was confirmed days ago. Another unreliable source, made up to stir some contraversy. As if her last quotes weren’t take out of context enough, now people have to completely make up things she apparently said. Oh well it’ll keep then Tweens fuming for a bit at least.

  4. Daz on October 13, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Another example of poor journalism.How hard is it to check facts before publishing false stories?
    That twitter feed was confirmed as FALSE days ago.

  5. megane on October 14, 2013 at 12:38 am

    um, lorde i am not a krazed fan but these guys have more experience than u and r #1 in 37 countries soo when ur young in the feild i wouldnt go dissing a huge `boy band’ who btw hav fans that send death threats. just b careful.

  6. Linda on October 14, 2013 at 12:41 am

    I find it hard to believe that this girl is dumb enough to trash the most popular boy band in the world when she is on her way up in the music world.

    1. John on October 14, 2013 at 5:43 am

      It is because it is a fake quote, that has gotten completely out of hand.

  7. Gabrielle styles on October 14, 2013 at 2:49 am

    That girl doesn’t know a piece of crap when she sees one. BACK OFF LORDE!!!!! DONT JUDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEXT TIME U DISS MY HUSBANDS OHHHH HO HOHO U WOULDN’T WANNA BE THERE. THAT’S HOW UGLY IT’S GONNA GET!!!!!!!!

  8. thnewblack on October 14, 2013 at 3:59 am

    Directioners, Believers, what other useless groups of practically illiterate, ignorant super fans are so biased it doesn’t matter what proof or actions are against them, they’ll keep on hating. Only people who’ll send death threats over an opinion are effing insane. Seriously, Lords isn’t really talented enough to judge One Direction. If Dream Theatre, or Metallica, or Opeth, or In Flames or a talented Jazz musician criticizes an ‘band’ (lol) like One Direction, theyll have millions backing them up. Because their fans actually know how to write music, play instruments and are in bands themselves. Get yo’ heads out yo asses. End.

    1. owow15 on November 4, 2013 at 10:07 pm

      I think she likes harry

  9. J on October 14, 2013 at 4:39 am

    This was fake. A girl on twitter made this up. You guys are stupid and need to find more reliable sources you f*ckfaces

  10. Obie on October 14, 2013 at 5:24 am

    the quote is false, she has not said anything bad about 1 direction… she just went to the concert in New Zealand. She tweeted pics of her there.

  11. Lucy on October 14, 2013 at 5:38 am

    The quote is false it was made up last week on twitter, check your sources this is embarrasing.

  12. John on October 14, 2013 at 5:41 am

    Please sort this out the quote is a fake, it was made up exactly a week ago by a justin Beiber fan trying to get Heartbreaker to number 1. It has got a little out of hand, and you really need to check your sources. It is not very good, because for you it may be funny but Lorde is getting sent so much hate and random death threats when she is in fact a fan and has been to there concert. SORT IT OUT!!!!

  13. Carlie on October 14, 2013 at 5:44 am

    But even if it isn’t real, I haven’t seen any sort of acknowledgement of it by Lorde, like an “Don’t believe everything you see on the Internet, the shade on 1d isnt me”. If she doesn’t, people will believe this and that will become her reputation and what she’d be known for and not music. Don’t pull a T-Swift, your music is great but if you really didn’t tweet this, say something because many potential fans will be turned off by your supposed attitude, Lorde. Especially with the pictures of you at their concert, people will be like “Wait, she’s throwing shade at this famous boy band yet she’s at their concert?” I know I was thinking “Coincidental that she throws shade on one of the biggest bands in the world while she’s still trying to establish herself with Royals.”

    1. lucy on October 14, 2013 at 6:34 am

      Yeah but she didn’t need to because the twitter rumour sorted itself out on twitter. It started like a week ago cause some girl wanted to get heartbreaker to #1 on the Itunes chart so she posted it. unfortunately Lorde got sent so many death threats and hate tweets that the girl ended up tweeting ; “People believe my quote that Lorde said about the boys hold up”, and so the situation on twitter completly diffused itself.

      But instead some mislead gossip magazine has now picked it up. I agree maybe Lorde should say something but there are so many fake quotes that are made up about her she said she would prefer that people worked it out for themselves. And in this instance there is no source for the quote it just sprung out of nowhere, she is actually a fan having gone to their concert, and having a adorable photo of her on instagram wearing a harry styles badge.

      So yeah its fake and websites should use the resources they have available to them before they damage people’s careers for sport

  14. broohaha on October 15, 2013 at 9:20 am

    its a shame that this girl is being picked on for giving constructive opinions about things/people. folks need to learn the difference between a critique and a ‘diss’. its also a coincidence that those three whom lorde criticised have been very quiet while she is being accused of racism (W in the F???) and hating on another boyband. she could have been a phoney, goodygoody who believes in prince charming and fairy godmothers.

  15. Pete on October 15, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    1D fans are really stupid. They grabbed the lies of the media and attacked Lorde, and I understand issued death threats to her. Lorde attended the 1D concert at Vectors which shows she is a fan. 1D owe Lorde a big sorry.

    1. megane on October 20, 2013 at 1:49 am

      no their not. im a bit of a fan [ not krazed] i love their music & that was mean!!! but it is pretty stupid 2 be sending death threats.

  16. Jake on October 17, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    I think lorde thinks she can just say anything she wants about people in the music business. 1 she can’t because she has only been in the business for a little while And the people that she is making bad comments about have been in the business since they where a child for example selena gomez she been in the business a whole lot more longer than lorde. So I think lorde needs to shut her mouth and stop making bad comments about celebrities.

    Lorde has lots of haters because she is being mean to other musicians. I for one hate lorde and think that her music is shit.

    1. megane on October 20, 2013 at 1:46 am

      lorde needs 2 stop blasting or dising [ take ur pick} celebrities she’s only been in the buisness a little while now soo instead of dissing other celebs she should follow their example. & its even worse cause 1d is a major boyband in 37 countries soo unless u want krazy fans sending u death threats or actually trying 2 kill u i wouldnt go insulting 1d. kay. soo shut up lorde!! it wont do u any good.

  17. Eleanor on October 17, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    I think its ridiculous. Lorde can say what she wants but the fact is its NOT true,all the people shes hated on are all talented for different reasons and have been in the music industry for a much longer time. She should stop talking crap about other celebs and focus on her career.

  18. Katie on October 21, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I just want to say I’m proud of Directioners. The last time someone said/did something negative about the boys some of you got a little, er, heated? So the responses are pretty good compared to those to GQ. But, I don’t think she should be bashing One Direction. And how is their music “bad”?

  19. owow15 on November 4, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    I think she likes harry

  20. julianna on December 8, 2013 at 4:15 am

    i’m a directioner and i still love lorde.. one direction are not for everyone so just accept her opinion because it does not affect you in any way 🙂

  21. Bongo on December 10, 2013 at 10:22 am

    I agree with her. Most pop music is extremely forgettable. 1D is just the next boy name to come along and will disappear as quickly as they appeared.

  22. Lorderules on December 10, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    GO LORDE! she’s not afraid of saying what she thinks. i don’t think people should go insane from what she said, or whether she has been in the music industry for long or not. if i tweeted a comment like that, no one would give a damn. and i’m not in the music industry at all. i would say she has more of a right to say that than most others, as she makes music and can judge people because of that.

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