Lorde Apologizes for Bathtub Joke Involving Whitney Houston

New Zealand singer Lorde has issued an apology after being called out by fans over a thoughtless joke involving Whitney Houston and a half-full bathtub.

The “Royals” songstress posted a photo on Instagram of a tub filling up with water, alongside the caption, “And iiii will always love you,” referencing Houston’s Grammy-winning hit from The Bodyguard soundtrack. Unfortunately, it was lost on the singer that Houston was found dead, face down in a filled bathtub in the Beverly Hills Hilton back in 2012.

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The photo prompted fans of the legend to call Lorde out for the insensitive post. She soon realized, removed the post and shared this apology via Instagram:

“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.”

Do you believe the joke was an honest mistake?

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