Where is Lorde's real Grammy acceptance speech?

13/02/2014

By Dunc Wilson  

CONSPIRACIES. And it's Lorde's turn again. This time, in the form of fruity claims that the North Shore teen's 'Song Of The Year' Grammy acceptance speech was wildly censored.

It's brought about a stampede of internet-folk, armed with USB pitchforks, all calling for a glimpse of the real Grammy acceptance speech - because the one we viewed on the telly was apparently a pre-record, which the live broadcast switched to last-minute, Running Man-style.

In an article published under 'Satire, sarcasm and snoofs', a detail that no one seems to care about, or to have noticed, keyboard-owner Iggy Swind claims that Lorde's real speech was a smartly-delivered lecture, centred on the evils of capitalism. A transcript of the speech on the same website states the speech included communistic claims such as: "Planet Earth is run by psychopaths that hide behind slick marketing, ‘freedom’ propaganda and ‘economic growth’ rhetoric, while they construct a global system of corporatized totalitarianism."

The canny double-Grammy winner supposedly went on: "As American journalist Chris Hedges has identified, a corporate totalitarian core thrives inside a fictitious democratic shell. This core yields an ‘inverted’ totalitarian state that few recognize because it does not look like the Orwellian world of Nineteen Eighty-four.

This corporate totalitarian core is spreading outward from America. Planet Earth is being rapidly militarized by the world’s major and significant states, including their police forces. Meanwhile, state surveillance is becoming universal and torture is outsourced to gulags."

Spooky stuff from Swind, who incidentally claims to be a former colleague of Clark Kent and Peter Parker while working at their respective rags.

Watch the real real actual Lorde Grammy acceptance speech here:


The claims have seen Lorde fans take to Reddit and the Facebooks to demand the TRUTH.

Lorde superfan Alis Jacob confirmed "the speech has been 'obliterated' from the net .....original has been cropped out of context" before pleading with others "pls. find original asap"; Melanie Leduc appeared to know more than most when she confirmed "NOT satire or fake folks"; but then the internet's very own Stoian Mădălin waded in to confirm everyone's worst fears, writing: "I think it's true. Google "real news" about this and see how videos are unavailable or cropped and short". There you have it.

Responding by tweeting several tweets, roughly three hours ago, Lorde denied the speech suppression. She confirmed that there was no alternative speech to see, before requesting that the people of Facebook and Reddit "stop pushing and shoving her family around". She has since deleted the tweets. (We are legally obliged to admit that we made this last paragraph up.)

source: data archive