Lorde, whose boyfriend James Lowe recently opened up about his famous lady love, tweeted this photo to her nearly 1.5 million followers.
i find this curious – two photos from today, one edited so my skin is perfect and one real. remember flaws are ok :-) pic.twitter.com/PuRhxt2u2O
— Lorde (@lordemusic) March 31, 2014
It is always refreshing to see a young artist embrace her imperfections and to send that message to her fans, but more than that Lorde is making a statement against the media’s unrealistic beauty ideal that is shoved down our throats at every turn. The singer is fast becoming music’s number one role model for young women. Now, don’t screw it up! Just kidding, Lorde. You’re only 17 (supposedly). You’re allowed to mess up a few times.
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