Stay classy National Enquirer. The rag has crossed the line with many readers and critics. While you are paying for your V8, Smirnoff, hot sauce, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce (aka breakfast), a photo Whitney Houston’s body lying in a casket will smack you in the face.
Whitney fans (and the general public who want to buy their Kashi without a gauntlet of dead people pictures) are appalled. The headline on the rag screams “Whitney: The Last Photo!” and the songstress is wearing a purple dress, sparkly earrings and her usual smoky eye shadow. Her nickname, Nippy, flanked by two musical notes are sewn into the lining.
The funeral itself was broadcast on tv, but the casket was closed. This brings questions regarding the validity of the photo. The mag has not sourced a photographer and a member of Whitney’s family is calling it fake as no authorization was given to anyone to snap pics of her.
The situation could lead to an investigation into who took the offending photo. If caught, the classless photog could be sued for a substantial sum. The funeral home where Houton’s memorial was held is already has already denied any involvement with the photo.
Carolyn Whigham, owner of Whigham Funeral Home, told the Los Angeles Times:
“I’m going to answer you as the publicist told me to answer you: We have no comment. But it was not the funeral home. I am very angry, very upset” about the photo, “just like the family, just like the fans. . . . Whitney was a personal friend to me and my family. We would not do that.”
NE has responded with what might normal people would call a rather sick sense of right and wrong. The publisher, Mary Beth Wright, simply stated that she thought the image was “beautiful.”
Seriously. I write about whether or not Lindsay Lohan has fallen down drunk while thieving necklaces on a daily basis and I am throwing shade at this.
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