San Francisco Radio Stations Ban Lorde’s ‘Royals’ Ahead of World Series Showdown

TORONTO, ON - JUNE 15: Singer-songwriter Lorde poses in the press room at the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 15, 2014 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images)
Photo: Sonia Recchia/Getty Images

As the San Francisco Giants prepare to face off against the Kansas City Royals in the World Series, some local San Francisco radio stations have decided to blacklist Lorde’s “Royals” from the radio in protest. Both KFOG and KOIT tweeted their intention to boycott the song Friday, writing:

In response, Kansas City’s 99.7 the Point announced plans to play the song “on the hour, every hour.” As far as we know, both the Royals and the Giants are still totally cool with fake Lorde.

San Francisco Radio Stations Ban ‘Royals’