Lorde Was Forced To Delete An “Insensitive” Pic Of A Bathtub With Whitney Houston Lyrics
6 April 2018, 16:26 | Updated: 6 April 2018, 17:27
She has since apologised for the "poorly chosen" Whitney Houston quote.
We've all been there - uploading pics of your bath bombs fizzing in the water just before you're about to jump in and relax. But next time you do it, do not - under circumstances - caption it with Whitney Houston lyrics like Lorde just did.
Yes. Lorde uploaded a picture of a bath tub to Instagram yesterday (April 6) and captioned it with the iconic lyrics of Whitney's 'I Will Always Love You'. Of course, the image and caption were just paired together without any harmful intent but unfortunately, the circumstances in which Whitney passed away didn't seem to cross her mind when she hit the post button.
In case you forgot, Whitney tragically drowned in a hotel bathtub in 2012 after an overdose. 😬
Lorde apologizes after enraging social media by posting a bathtub photo with Whitney Houston lyrics. pic.twitter.com/uUYqLqirTX— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) April 6, 2018
Fans were quick to point out the awkward mistake and flocked to her comment section telling her to edit the caption or take it down completely. Some were pretty offended by her comment, while others gave her the benefit of the doubt.
Of all the songs by all the singers in the world, Lorde had to caption a picture of her bathtub with Whitney Houston lyrics. pic.twitter.com/u0uN3jgQms— shane telford. (@MrShaneReaction) April 6, 2018
To all the people saying Lorde is cancelled bc of insta pic of the bath and the Whitney lyrics caption... people do stuff like that ALL THE TIME it was obvs just a very bad coincidence and i genuinely don’t think Lorde would do that purposefully...— Elliott (@ouhoooh) April 6, 2018
This is disgusting idk how people find it funny. Whitney was a legend. she was amazing. she was a queen. she was a strong black woman. I like lorde but this is truly disgusting pic.twitter.com/B5cR3tolaU— black female (@privsari) April 6, 2018
Do you REALLY— sleepy (@Ornithohalloran) April 6, 2018
that Lorde intentionally mocked Whitney's death
can’t believe people would actually believe lorde would purpose make a joke out of whitney’s death, as if she’s that type of person to ever do that...— josiah (@jsebregts) April 6, 2018
IMAGINE BEING LORDE AND BEING SO EXCITED TO TAKE A BATH TO THE POINT WHERE YOU CAPTION IT WITH LYRICS TO I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU ONLY TO REALIZE AFTERWARDS THAT PEOPLE THINK YOURE MAKING A WHITNEY HOUSTON DEATH JOKE IM SCREAMINGGG— ty olin (@perfctplaces) April 6, 2018
Lorde eventually removed the tweet and apologised on several platforms, clearly distraught over the mishap. She wrote an apology an Instagram story after deleting the initial post saying, “Extremely extremely poorly chosen quote. I’m so sorry for offending anyone—I hadn’t even put this together I was just excited to take a bath.”
She followed up the story with: “IT IS NOT MY FKN DAY TODAY”.
She also commented on The Shade Room's screenshot of her initial post with an apology saying, "I am SO sorry everyone this was a deeply poorly chosen quote about my love of bathing. I was meaning no disrespect and hadn't put anything together because I'm dumb and it's my day off. SORRY"
It was an accident. Sh*t happens. Don't post pictures of your bath with Whitney lyrics. And in all fairness to Lorde, that's how you apologise.