"Supercut" singer Lorde is currently in hot water after a seemingly harmless, but offensive post on social media this week.
On Thursday, April 5, the 21-year-old published a photo of a tub with a running tap on Instagram, and paired it with a caption from one of Whitney Houston's most popular songs, "I Will Always Love You."
The post was deemed offensive because Houston died from drowning in a bathtub back in 2012. A few years later, her daughter, Bobbi-Kristina Brown, was also found unresponsive in a bathtub.
Plenty of social media users immediately blasted Lorde for the post.
WHERE THE FUCK IS LORDE’S TEAM AT????? pic.twitter.com/prQ3idLGgK— V6 (@JOHNNYVERSAYCE) April 6, 2018
lorde is probably sitting in the tub not realizing what she just did pic.twitter.com/m38R1hYPzk — jake (@HUNTYCHAN) April 6, 2018
THERE'S NO WAY LORDE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT SHE POSTING pic.twitter.com/XcMzRwVThU — JIMMY (@dirtygenius_) April 6, 2018
I know exactly what Lorde means, but I'm still HOLLERING at the choice of words. pic.twitter.com/kcjHnXimhr — Brad Stevens Coach Of The Year (@Game_Phreak845) April 6, 2018
This is disgusting idk how people find it funny. Whitney was a legend. she was amazing. she was a queen. she was a strong black woman. I like lorde but this is truly disgusting pic.twitter.com/B5cR3tolaU — black female (@privsari) April 6, 2018
After realizing her mistake, Lorde immediately took down the post and issued an apology through Instagram stories. "Extremely extremely poorly chosen quote," she said. "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." After the apology, fans came to the young singer-songwriter's defense.
Y'all know damn well Lorde didn't mean anything by that post... pic.twitter.com/6GmTsBNy5a — eh (@EddieSays_) April 6, 2018
Lorde literally just meant she loved her bath tub. — Bria (@briasinterIde) April 6, 2018
Lorde And Jack Antonoff Cover St. Vincent
Before the internet furor came raining down on her, Lorde performed a successful concert at Brooklyn's Barclay Center as part of her Melodrama tour. During the concert, she invited her collaborator, friend, and rumored new flame Jack Antonoff onstage. The duo performed St. Vincent's "New York," a song from the album MASSEDUCTION. Antonoff also produced the track.
Every single person needs @lorde covering @st_vincent in their life (and yes, that is Jack Antonoff on guitar) pic.twitter.com/CiRdPdd3ed— Lyndsey Havens (@LyndseyAlana) April 5, 2018
The two, then, played Lorde's "Hard Feelings."
Hard Feelings ️ @lorde @jackantonoff #MelodramaWorldTour #LordeBKLYN pic.twitter.com/B0utHIVPye — Barclays Center (@barclayscenter) April 5, 2018
Before Antonoff hopped offstage, Lorde asked him to stay and sit for the next one. However, the music producer opted to go backstage and play along to "Liability."
The next destination for Lorde's Melodrama tour will be New Jersey and Connecticut.