Even so, the singer was sensitive enough to apologize even when not in fault if only to show that she understands why people who read it felt the way they did.
'I wonder how Selena Gomez feels about this.
Another critic tweeted: "What an incredibly ignorant analogy to make @lorde", while another weighed in: "An autoimmune disease took away my ability 2 walk".
Responding to the Twitter user, Lorde admitted that she regretted her "insensitive" word choice, although she maintained that the comment was not directly aimed at Taylor Swift. She said: "I mean I've known her for 10 years, she's been one of my best friends through thick and thin, walked by my side".
There. That should settle that, right?
Gomez, who is the executive producer of The 13 Reasons Why suffers Lupus, and was required to take an indefinite break from her tour a year ago.
And other fans echoed the notion that Lorde has been very unsympathetic in her comments.
Lorde, real name Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, is used to staying out the spotlight and previously admitted she's "not a good famous person".
Lorde's right - it was really insensitive. When it was happening, I was quite overwhelmed by it.
"Seriously??! I live with lupus and it's a struggle every.single.freaking.day".