April 22, 2018 / 12:21 PM

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Lorde Issues Apology After Posting Bathtub Photo With Whitney Houston Lyrics

 

"Supercut" singer Lorde is currently in hot water after a seemingly harmless, but offensive post on social media this week.

Insensitive Post

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.

Lorde Apologizes

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.

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.


The two, then, played Lorde's "Hard Feelings."

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.

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