Lorde shared an Instagram photo representing relaxation on her "day off" on Thursday, but the swift backlash was anything but peaceful. Whitney Houston fans on social media quickly called out Lorde for her misguided post.
The Instagram photo featured a bathtub and was captioned "And iiii will always love you" – referencing the late Houston's hit '90s cover song. But considering Houston was found dead in 2012 after drowning in a bath tub, fans quickly expressed their disappointment.
After receiving backlash, Lorde deleted the post from her Instagram and issued an apology.
somebody hacked lorde's instagram. only logical explanation.— king crissle (@crissles) April 6, 2018
"Extremely extremely poorly chosen quote,” she wrote in an Instagram story. “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.”While people on Twitter expressed their disapproval of the singer's post, many also came to her defense, arguing that it was likely an honest mistake.
What all of everyone WON’T do is come for Lorde. I will not have it. She didn’t mean it that way & she has apologized since. My queen is not problematic & people make honest mistakes. We are human. Leave. Her. ALONE. pic.twitter.com/fUhuSx1OMi— your beauty king in tears. (@fraybomb) April 6, 2018