The Kiwi superstar put up a photo on Instagram of a lovely, water-filled bathtub before a little self-care session and captioned it with a lyric from “I Will Always Love You.” Fans immediately attacked Lorde for what they saw as a not-so-thinly-veiled reference to how the Grammy-winning icon died.
You’ll recall that Houston died unexpectedly after drowning in a bathtub and her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, eerily died in the same manner just a few years later.
Lorde apparently didn’t make the connection and was quick to offer a mea culpa. She removed the post, professed her love for Whitney and apologized in an Instagram story writing, “I hadn’t even put this together I was just excited to take a bath.”
She went even further and posted an apology message on Twitter as well.
Reminder: don’t mess with Whitney Houston. Every single person on Earth loves her (seriously, even Kim Jong-un.)