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Lorde Apologizes For Insensitive Whitney Houston Bathtub Photo

Date April 11, 2018 13:23

The world is becoming a bit more sensitive, and it's wise to pay attention so as not to offend anyone. Lorde learned that the hard way.

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She shared a photo on her Instagram of a bathtub with lyrics of Whitney Houston, and people thought she was mocking the dead singer with it.

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It's one of the most iconic songs ever

"I Will Always Love You" was first performed by country singer, Dolly Parton, in 1973 for her partner and mentor Porter Wagoner.

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In 1992, Whitney Houston recorded a new arrangement of the song for the soundtrack to The Bodyguard, her film debut. It became Houston's longest stay at number one, outdoing her previous record of three weeks with the "Greatest Love of All" in 1986.

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The singer died in 2012 when she accidentally drowned, a result of heart disease and longtime drug abuse, in a bathtub in Los Angeles.

Lorde apologizes

The 21-year-old pop singer faced backlash when she posted a picture on Instagram and captioned it, “And iiii will always love you.” in reference to Whitney Houston’s 1992 song.

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It was a photo of a filled bathtub. Many fans felt the caption was insensitive due to Houston’s death in 2012. Lorde removed the photo and put out a statement, writing,

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.

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Twittersphere exploded

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Before her apology, fans had been in disbelief that Lorde would post the insensitive image.

Her apology has since been accepted. In more fun news, what is your favorite Whitney Houston's song? Please share with us in the comments.

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