The greatest junk food conspiracy theory of late spring 2017 actually turned out to be so very, very true. Last night on The Tonight Show, pop superstar Lorde confessed to being the person behind anonymous onion ring review Instagram account @onionringsworldwide, which was deleted immediately after New Zealand journalist Anna Bracewell-Worrall reached out to the singer’s management about the project. Here is the reveal:
In the clip above, Lorde tells Jimmy Fallon that she didn’t realize it would become “a thing,” and that wasn’t her intention at all. The singer remarks: “I feel like it kind of reads like the kind of thing a pop star would do to, like, look relatable, which I wasn’t doing — it was like a funny thing to do on the tour, and I was like, this is a good pastime.”
The Instagram incident hasn’t diminished Lorde’s love of onion rings, though. “From my sort of semi-professional adventures, I think a batter works better than a crumb,” she tells Fallon. And in terms of the interior of the ring, she prefers when chefs “lightly pickle the onion” before dropping them in the batter.
• The Tonight Show [YouTube]
• Conspiracy Theory: Lorde Is an Anonymous Onion Ring Critic [E]