Lorde accuses a photographer of stalking her

"Royals" Lorde hitmaker shared a picture of photographer Simon Runting along with the caption: "this man has been stalking me, photographing me and refusing me privacy. i am scared of him. he frequents central akl."


Lorde claimed a photographer has been "stalking" her.

The 17-year-old singer took to her Twitter account last Saturday night, May 3, to accuse Simon Runting of violating her privacy and subjecting her to fear.

The "Royals" hitmaker shared a picture of the photographer along with the caption: "this man has been stalking me, photographing me and refusing me privacy. i am scared of him. he frequents central akl."

She added: "this should not be an accepted standard for young women or anyone in this industry."

She then posted a link to his private Facebook page before admitting that being photographed regularly comes with being famous, but she won’t be frightened in the process.

She tweeted: "i refuse to stay complicit and i refuse to stay passive about men systematically subjecting me to extreme fear.

"i understand that this comes with the territory. i do not understand why I should be complacent."

It is not known what sparked the online rant from Lorde, but this isn’t the first time the photographer has angered a star.

Last year, Rihanna, 26, blasted Mr. Runting after he took photographs of her standing in her hotel room in Auckland, New Zealand, wrapped in a blanket.


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