Lorde Apologizes After Being Criticized for Insensitive Whitney Houston Post

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We know it’s easy to look at celebrities as perfect creatures who live much different lives than the rest of us, but at the end of the day they’re human, too, and they make mistakes. Lorde was just trying to celebrate her day off with a relaxing bath when she made one of the most cringe-worthy errors we’ve ever seen.

Last night, the 21-year-old posted a picture of a marble bathtub being filled with water with the caption, “And iiii will always love you.” Are you seeing where we’re going here? The lyrics she posted are from the iconic song, “I Will Always Love You,” by Whitney Houston, a musician who was found dead in her hotel room bathtub in 2012.

Fans quickly began to flood the “Green Light” singer’s comment section with words of shock and disgust. They weren’t sure if she was trying to make some sort of joke (which, by the way, would’ve been incredibly distasteful), or if she simply didn’t make the connection when posting. Turns out, it was the latter because when she realized what was going on she quickly jumped back online to delete the offensive image and apologize for her mistake.

“I am SO sorry everyone this was a deeply poorly chosen quote about my love of bathing,” she commented. “I was meaning no disrespect and hadn’t put anything together because i’m dumb and it’s my day off. SORRY.”

Lorde also added another apology on her Instagram story, which read, “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. I’m an idiot. Love Whitney forever and ever. Sorry again.”

We were totally shocked to see the original post but had a feeling harm was not intended. Mistakes happen!