Lorde deletes bathtub picture post that unwittingly references Whitney Houston's drowning
Lorde put up an offensive post that unintentionally referenced singer Whitney Houston's death and the Internet was not having it.She apologized and all was well with the world.
Fans were livid after Kiwi singer Lorde shared a photo to Instagram of running water and a bathtub with the caption containing lyrics from a famous Whitney Houston song, forgetting that the legendary singer had been found dead in the bathroom of her hotel after accidentally drowning in her bathtub in 2012.
On April 5, Thursday, the 'Royals' singer uploaded a photo to Instagram that had the location set to "Day Off." The picture was of a marble bathtub filling with water and was captioned, "And iii will always love you," referring to Whitney Houston's hit 1992 song 'I Will Always Love You' from the soundtrack of her movie 'The Bodyguard.'
The 21-year-old seemed to have forgotten the circumstances surrounding the death of the diva in 2012. Whitney had been discovered lifeless in her room at the Beverly Hilton on February 11, 2012 a day before the 54th Annual Grammy Awards took place. According to the official coroner's report, the singer had drowned in her bathtub accidentally, with cocaine use and atherosclerotic heart disease playing a part in the incident.
Fans didn't hesitate to remind her of the insensitivity of her post, with commenters writing, "I am flabbergasted," "girl you shady," and "HI SISTER, DELETE THIS NEOW!," and "Delete this ASAP." The singer had been 15 when the news of Whitney's death broke, and had probably forgotten about the singer's tragic history with bathtubs.
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
C'mon Lorde out of all the lyrics to use for your bathtime u use Whitney lyrics.... Like for why?? pic.twitter.com/wL7O266fUb— LOOΠΔ-OLOGIST PHD (@HaSeulsPengPeng) April 6, 2018
Whitney isn't the only one in her family to have had a tragic death. Her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was found face down in a bathtub in January 2015, and nearly drowned. Despite being resuscitated, she remained unresponsive and in a medically induced coma for six months before she finally passed away in hospice care.
Lorde, was quick to realize her mistake and immediately took down the post. She apologized on her Instagram Story, writing, "Extremely, extremely poorly chosen quote. I'm so sorry for offending anyone - I hadn't even put this together, I was just so excited to take a bath. I'm an idiot. Love Whitney forever and ever. Sorry again." She added in another story, "It's not my fkn day today." Fans were quick to forgive her and tweet their support.
She must of not known... Yeah that's what it must be. cuz there is no way sweet Lorde would purposefully do that.— LOOΠΔ-OLOGIST PHD (@HaSeulsPengPeng) April 6, 2018
lorde is probably sitting in the tub not realizing what she just did pic.twitter.com/m38R1hYPzk— jake (@HUNTYCHAN) April 6, 2018
don't think there's anything sadder than lorde being excited to take a bath on her day off, just to have the entire internet come after her for a short period of time because she used the wrong quote for the wrong occasion— Brett Werner (@bluefIickerbeat) April 6, 2018
the fact that lorde had to apologise for uploading a picture of a bath and the caption “I will always love you” fkin kills me inside. she’s OBVIOUSLY NOT TAKIN A CHEAP SHOT A WHITNEY, Jesus ChRIST— Dan Sparrøw (@DecodeDan) April 6, 2018