Lorde Isn’t Going to Jail, Despite What Twitter Says
On Tuesday, the hashtag #FreeLorde trended on Twitter, after a vicious rumor swirled that the pop singer was facing jail time for not paying a $3,000 fine to New Zealand’s powers-that-be. As it turns out, the whole campaign was just an elaborate joke between fans, in light of a proposed law in the country that would make it a fineable offense for teens to leave school before age 16, just like Lorde did. Not only is the law not actually on the books yet–and may never be passed–but she isn’t even on the hook for any sort of fine. In fact, Lorde’s current social media silence more likely speaks to something good: working on new music.