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It all started with the pop star taking a bath. In an apparent moment of relaxation, Lorde snapped a pic of a luxurious marble bathtub geotagged “Day Off” and captioned it with lyrics to “I Will Always Love You.” The problem? Whitney Houston, who arguably recorded the most iconic version of the single (it was originally Dolly Parton’s), died from accidental drowning in a bathtub back in February 2012.
The pic has since been deleted, but here is a screenshot:
Fans noticed the poor caption choice almost immediately, but Lorde was apparently in the bath and didn’t check her mentions for about an hour. The pic was eventually taken down, however, and the pop star updated her Instagram story with an apology to fans.
“I’m so sorry for offending anyone – I hadn’t even put this together I was just excited to take a bath,” she wrote.
“I’m an idiot. Love Whitney forever and ever. Sorry again.”
Christine Friar is a writer and editor in New York who focuses on streaming entertainment and internet culture. Her work has appeared in the Awl, the Fader, New York Magazine, Paper Magazine, Vogue, Elle, and more.