A fake article going viral has caused some people to believe that Lorde's acceptance speech for Song of the Year at the recent 2014 Grammy Awards was not her "real speech".
Satire site Snoopman News wrote a story titled "Clipping Queen Bee's Wings: Lorde's real Grammy speech suppressed" where a 'reporter' Iggy Swind said the speech aired on television was not what Lorde truly said on stage.
Instead, the site wrote that Lorde delivered a "lecture-like speech that was a scathing indictment of global capitalism."
"But, the apparent ‘live’ broadcast had a one-minute delay and was switched to a 'rehearsal take' that had been shot earlier," the article says.
The article, labelled under 'Satire, sarcasm and snoofs', also quotes fake and made-up sources such as "New Zealand university professor of the History of Nearly Every Hierarchical Civilization Since Sumeria, Dr. Harry Hiveman".
The story's journalist also claims their credentials as working "alongside reporter Clark Kent at the Daily Planet and photojournalist Peter Parker at the Daily Bugle."
With their story, the satire news site included a full transcript of her fake speech, quoting her as saying "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."
While the speech is not true, and no video of her "real speech" actually exists, it has still fooled some people into believing that Lorde's speech was suppressed and removed from online sources.
Lorde has yet to make any comment about the hoax.