Diplo Calls Taylor Swift Fans 'Worst People In the World'

by Jackie Willis 3:36 AM PST, January 23, 2015
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After Diplo tweeted that someone should make a kickstarter to get Taylor Swift a booty, he felt the wrath of Swift's army of fans -- and now he's biting back.

"Like, Taylor Swift fans are really crazy," the 36-year-old DJ/music producer tells GQ magazine of the "Blank Space" singer's followers. "They threatened to murder me and stuff. It's really bizarre, and disgusting. They're the worst people in the world."

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After Diplo insulted Swift's backside on Twitter this past November, her gal pal Lorde came to her defense and made a dig at the music entertainer's manhood. "@diplo should we do something about your tiny penis while we're at it," the singer tweeted.

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Diplo insists that the tweets were all in jest, and that he's quite friendly with Lorde. "It's really dumb. So many great albums came out that week, and all people talked about, on all the big press, was Me vs. Lorde, and Kim Kardashian's butt," he says of his alleged Twitter feud with the "Royals" singer.

"No one covered any music. And it's funny, because me and Lorde, we're actually friends, and it was a funny, in-jest conversation. So many tabloids used it to make it story, when it was not. Literally, it was such a tongue-in-cheek joke on both sides."

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Complimenting Swift (sorta), he adds, "I think Taylor Swift is such an impactful character, that it was because she was involved that it became really big."

Giving an example of the sort of harsh responses he got from the Grammy winner's fans, he also recounts to GQ, "They're like 'I wish your kids had Down syndrome.' They're so evil. I dissed Lady Gaga before, and the gays were never even this mean. They're funny."

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He continues, "These people are like mean-spirited, evil human beings. I'm not a politician. I shouldn't have to be under the microscope for people like that."

Whose side are you on: Diplo or Swift fans? State your case in the comments and tweet #ETnow.