Lorde Says She's Being Stalked by a Photographer
this man has been stalking me, photographing me and refusing me privacy. i am scared of him. he frequents central akl pic.twitter.com/RGv39ESELV— Lorde (@lordemusic) May 4, 2014
Lorde names her aggressor as Simon Runting, a New Zealand-based paparazzo. In separate tweets, Lorde acknowledges the realities of her fame, but claims Runting goes too far.
i understand that this comes with the territory. i do not understand why I should be complacent.— Lorde (@lordemusic) May 4, 2014
This is not the first time Runting has been criticized by a celebrity for his invasive style. Last year, while she was touring in New Zealand, Runting took photographs of Rihanna in her hotel room, which prompted her to post them on Instagram with the caption "I hate these ni***z more than the Nazi." (She has since deleted it.)
his name is simon runting. he took these photos of rihanna at her hotel last year. pic.twitter.com/witARDCHym— Lorde (@lordemusic) May 4, 2014