Singer Lorde apologized for posting a tone-deaf picture on Instagram of a bathtub and captioning the post with the lyrics to “I Will Always Love You,” a song made popular by Whitney Houston.
In the now-deleted post that can be seen here, the “Royals” singer posted a picture of a bathtub filling up with water with the caption, “And iiii will always love you.”
Lorde said she was “just excited to take a bath.” But social media users slammed her for the post, as the late singer Houston died in February 2012 at age 48 after drowning in a bathtub, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Of all the songs by all the singers in the world, Lorde had to caption a picture of her bathtub with Whitney Houston lyrics. pic.twitter.com/u0uN3jgQms
— shane telford. (@MrShaneReaction) April 6, 2018
Y’all. Lorde just made a Whitney Houston bathtub joke. I would say cancel her, but canceled folks just end up being more successful in the long run.
— tyrese sanders (@tysandsnyc) April 6, 2018
Lorde is lucky the gays were watching Drag Race and weren’t bored enough to make her Whitney Houston scandal a bigger deal pic.twitter.com/7O485yTedK
“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,” the 21-year-old singer captioned her Instagram story, according to CNN. “I’m an idiot. Love Whitney forever and ever. Sorry again.”
Although the song originally became a hit when Dolly Parton came out with it in 1974 on her album “Jolene,” it was the late Whitney Houston that brought it to a whole new generation when she sang it for the 1992 movie, “The Bodyguard.”