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Lorde Forced to Apologize For A Really, Really Bad Instagram Post About Whitney Houston

So Lorde is an international pop star, which counts for something I guess.

She’s also a 21-year-old — which means that she’s going to make some really poor decisions. Problem is, her poor decisions are in full view of the world, and this one was particularly poor — in that way that you wonder whether the person who made this decision is actually a good person, and then you’re like, ‘Oh, this person is a close friend of Taylor Swift, so of course she isn’t.’

Anyway, here’s the skinny: Lorde posted a now-deleted picture of a bathtub on her Instagram with a caption from one of R&B icon Whitney Houston‘s most popular songs, I Will Always Love You. As many people know (though ostensibly not Lorde), Houston was found dead in a bathtub; the causes of death were drowning, effects of coronary heart disease, and cocaine use.

Naturally, many on Twitter freaked out over the post, putting Lorde on blast for her insensitivity:

Once Lorde realized what she had wrought, she explained herself in an Instagram Stories post:

“Extremely extremely poorly chosen quote,” she wrote. “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.”

That’s all, folks. Now Lorde will go back to singing about how she is Lorde and hopefully no one will hold her truly “could’ve had a V8” moment against her. (But her friendship with Taylor Swift is fine to hold against her. That’s a blight on her character.)

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