Lorde deletes bathtub picture post that unwittingly references Whitney Houston's drowning
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.
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.