Lorde is the target of a full-page Washington Post ad from Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s This World: The Values Network.
In the ad, headlined "Lorde and New Zealand ignore Syria to attack Israel", the musician is called a "bigot" and described as "anti-semitic":
The initial criticism stemmed from an open letter by New Zealand fans Justine Sachs and Nadia Abu-Shanab. After it gained traction, Lorde replied that she was "considering all options". Now, in a pretty lose-lose situation for the New Zealander, she's come under fire for changing her mind. The ad in The Washington Post also takes aim at New Zealand in general for its co-sponsorship of a UN resolution criticising Israel's settlements in Palestinian territories.