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Bay area radio stations realize Lorde’s “Royals” is Kansas City-inspired, freak the hell out

Lorde's song "Royals has been banned in San Francisco
Lorde's song "Royals has been banned in San Francisco
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San Francisco, a city known for acceptance and free love, banned moody dark pop princess Lorde's most famous song from its airwaves this weekend.

Two San Francisco radio stations have put the kibosh on Lorde's song "Royals" until the World Series is over. Baseball, apparently, is much more important than Lorde singing about having "never seen a diamond in the flesh."

"Why send any positive vibes to Kansas City?" KFOG's program director Jim Richards told NBC Bay Area. "Why not give the song a rest? No one is going to get hurt over it."

The San Francisco Giants will play the Kansas City Royals in the World Series starting tomorrow. The Bay Area radio stations may be right on their judgement of Lorde has admitted that her hit song was based off of an old National Geographic photo of George Brett in a Royals jersey signing baseballs for his fans. She also loved the jersey that Brett sent her earlier this year.

I guess this world series will be San Francisco versus Lorde, in which case, we're taking the 17 year old with the witch hair.

UPDATE: Kansas City radio station 99.7 The Point has vowed to push "Royals" into the highest rotation on the station, playing it on the hour, every hour, from 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., on opening night of the World Series.

"We won't let their anti-Royals spirit ruin this moment," said Tony Lorino, Program Director of 99.7 The Point. "A few angry San Franciscans who don't have a song called ‘Giants' won't rain on our parade."