Lorde compares being friends with Taylor Swift to having a chronic illness. Regrets it immediately.

Taylor Swift and her famous friends have been called many things. Like a girl squad. Or a really, really exclusive, celebrity cult for only the most ridiculously good looking.

But comparing being friends to Taylor Swift to having an autoimmune disease? That’s definitely one we’ve never heard before.

The comments were made by New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde—who naturally, regretted the comparison almost as soon as the words left her mouth.

“It’s like having a friend with very specific allergies,” she said of her friendship with the Bad Blood singer in an interview with The Guardian.

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This friendship? Similar to a chronic illness, apparently. Image via Getty.

"There are certain places you can't go together. Certain things you can't do. There are these different sets of considerations within the friendship.

It's like having a friend with an autoimmune disease."

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People were quick to call out the comparison as "insensitive," especially as one of Taylor Swift's other best friends, Selena Gomez, has spoken openly about her battle with lupus, a chronic inflammatory disease where the immune system attacks your own tissues and organs.


Others said living with an autoimmune disease was nothing to joke about.


The singer, 20, who has been busy promoting her second studio album, quickly apologised for her choice of words.

"I f***** up & that was really insensitive," she tweeted.

"I'm sorry."