Lorde had to apologize to a legion of social media users after she referenced a Whitney Houston lyric in the caption of a photo of a bathtub. The 21-year-old singer faced Instagram trolls on Thursday after fans of the late Whitney Houston accused her of inappropriately referring to the manner in which Whitney died.
As you may know, Whitney died in a bathtub back in 2012, and so did her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown. Lorde alluded to Houston’s lyrics from the 1992 song, “I Will Always Love You,” made famous by its inclusion in the soundtrack of The Bodyguard.
Whitney died back in 2012 after she accidentally drowned and suffocated in a hotel bathtub, with the effects of heart disease and chronic cocaine use contributing to her death.
Just three years later, Bobbi Kristina Brown lost her life in a bathtub as well, with her ex-boyfriend, Nick Gordon, taking the brunt of the blame for her passing. Celebrity Insider reported previously that Nick has been in the news for repeated incidents of domestic violence against his girlfriend.
Either way, because of Lorde’s reference to Whitney, she had to take to Instagram to apologize for her poor choice of words. On her Instagram stories, she wrote, that her post was an “extremely poorly chosen quote.”
The 21-year-old posted a photo of a bathtub on her social media account, telling all of her 6 million followers that she was excited to jump in the bathtub. Coincidentally, the lyrics she chose to go along with the photo were offensive to many.
Lorde said she was sorry for alluding to the iconic pop star; she didn’t even make the connection. She was just excited to take a bath. In a second post, Lorde said: “today was not her day.”
It looks like the singer has to learn to think before she posts things on social media. Or perhaps, as she said herself, Lorde didn’t even know the history of the legendary songstress’ passing.