#FreeLorde trends on Twitter as fans fear singer going to jail

A campaign to 'free' Kiwi singer Lorde has gone viral on social media as some fans fear she's been imprisoned. 

Last week, Newshub published a story via the Spinoff that listed Lorde as one of the people whose parents could be fined up to $3000 under the National Party's proposed early school leaver's policy. 

The news prompted a raft of memes poking fun at the prospect of Lorde's 2013 departure from Takapuna Grammar School getting her in trouble with the law. 

"Lorde saved us and the music industry with Melodrama. It is our turn to save Lorde," one fan joked. 

"Lorde rides the subway because the New Zealand government suspended her license until she pays her fine," another wrote, alongside a picture of Lorde on public transport.

Not all fans of the 'Green Light' singer quite got the joke, however. Some took to Twitter to express their concern. 

"Imagine wanting to imprison an artist who made NZ so famous and well known for a having a talented 16-year-old girl," one worried fan tweeted. 

"IDK what happened but do not prosecute her!" said another. 

Lorde has not commented on her legal status.