Lorde Deletes Bathtub Post Mocking Whitney Houston's Death, Issues Apology After Backlash

Lorde Deletes Bathtub Post Mocking Whitney Houston's Death, Issues Apology After Backlash

She took to Twitter and posted a picture of a water-filled bathtub and captioned it as "And iiii will always love you" - a clear reference to Whitney Houston.

The image remained up for an hour, before Lorde deleted and wrote an apology on her Instagram story.

'Extremely extremely poorly chosen quote, ' she wrote. 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".

Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O'Connor, better known by her stage name Lorde, has not had a good day.

For those unfamiliar, Houston was found dead in 2012 in her Beverly Hills hotel room submerged in a bathtub.




Users took to Twitter saying "Whitney was a legend. she was awesome. she was a queen. she was a strong black woman".

This is not the first time Lorde has drawn the ire of social media by her post. Another fan commented: "'Delete this ASAP".

Others wrote in defence of Lorde, with some saying they were taking the post the wrong way.

Gomez, also Swift's friend, had opened up about suffering from chronic autoimmune disorder Lupus.

Some fans came to her defence, with one writing, "Lorde was just excited to take a bath because she had a day off and didn't think the post through".

The singer has now apologised for the apparent gaffe, and earnestly admitted that she hadn't considered the implications of the caption.

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