Lorde’s boyfriend James Lowe has broken his silence on how it felt to be attacked by internet trolls.
The 24-year-old photographer from New Zealand said dating the two-time Grammy winner has been something of a whirlwind.
“My life is probably a lot different now,” James admitted. “Jared Leto said that fame doesn’t change you, it changes everyone around you.”
“While I’m not the center of attention here (and f***, the times I have [been], it’s never been fun), I do become aware of the people around me and their transparency,” he added.
James, who reportedly worked for Lorde as a photographer before the pair began dating, has been the subject of some hateful and racist internet attention in the past.
Last summer, fans of Justin Bieber and One Direction took to Twitter to attack James, after rumours surfaced that Lordes had called the pop stars ugly.
One internet troll wrote, “Lorde says 1D and Justin are ugly? LOOK AT YOUR F****** UGLY BOYFRIEND! HE IS SKINNY AND UGLY LOLZ!!’
In his blog James spoke of, “finding moments I thought I was in safe hands splattered all over the internet, being pushed and shoved, or watching others get pushed and shoved by paparazzi just to get what they think they’re entitled to.”
But despite the tough times that come with having a girlfriend in the spotlight, James said he can’t help but be very proud of her.
“As much as I miss her, I couldn’t be prouder of what she has achieved so far,” he said.