Lorde Says Paparazzo Is Stalking Her, Posts His Picture

Photographer gets a royal shaming

Last Updated: August 4, 2014 @ 10:06 AM

Lorde will not be taken hostage by the celebrity industrial complex.

The 17-year-old pop star, who has never shied from criticizing her media coverage, went on Twitter Sunday to call out a paparazzo she accuses of stalking her.

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“This man has been stalking me, photographing me and refusing me privacy. i am scared of him,” she said.

She attached a picture of the photographer, a man named Simon Runting. She later linked to Runting’s Facebook page.

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“This should not be an accepted standard for young women or anyone in this industry,” Lorde added.

Lorde noted that Runting earned the wrath of Rihanna last year after he took photos of her on a hotel balcony.