Lorde Apologizes for Referencing Whitney Houston in Caption for Bathtub Pic

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Lorde is having some social media remorse.

The "Green Light" singer received some backlash from her Instagram followers on Thursday after quoting the late Whitney Houston's 1992 rendition of "I Will Always Love You" in a caption for a photo of a bathtub. "And iiii will always love you," she wrote.

Houston accidentally drowned in a hotel bathroom in 2012. Three years later, her and Bobby Brown's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, died after being found unconscious in a tub.

After fans called out Lorde for the post, she immediately deleted the pic and its caption, and took to her Instagram Story to issue an apology. 

"Extremely extremely poorly chosen quote," the 21-year-old pop star expressed. "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," she concluded.


She later added in another post: "IT IS NOT MY FKN DAY TODAY."

This isn't the first time Lorde has apologized for making an insensitive comment. During an interview last summer, she sparked outrage when she compared her friendship to Taylor Swift and other A-list celebrities as being like having a friend who has an "autoimmune disease."

"I f**ked up and that was really insensitive," she later tweeted. "I'm sorry."

Here's more on that foot-in-mouth moment: