Lorde found herself in hot water.

The 21-year-old New Zealand-born drew quite the backlash when she posted an insensitive photo on Instagram yesterday (Thurday, 5th April). The photo was an image of a marble bathtub being filled with warm water, complete with newspaper and a book.

Lorde Whitney Houston
Source: Lorde/Instagram

The picture looks pretty inoffensive right? However, the Kiwi songstress captioned the post, “And iiii will always love you [sic]”. Many of you may recognise the lyrics from Whitney Houston’s classic “I Will Always Love You” from “The Bodyguard” soundtrack. The late singer accidentally drowned in a bathtub in 2012. 3 years later, her daughter Bobby Kristina Brown, died in a similar manner.

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Her social media account soon became flooded with angry responses. Fans were “disgusted” and demanded that she remove the post. An hour later, the aforementioned post was deleted followed by an apology on her Instagram story. “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,” Lorde wrote.

Source: Lorde/Instagram

The Grammy winner is currently embarking on her “Melodrama World Tour”. Following her apology, many came to Lorde’s defence. They reason that the entire episode was blown out of proportion and she already rectified her mistake.

Sources: USA Today, E! News/Featured image: Google Images.

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