Well, The National Enquirer have snared the Holy Grail of Whitney Houston photos – her very last…lying in her casket! And of course it made the front cover of the latest issue. Not surprisingly, it’s caused a storm of controversy.
The photo was taken at her “private viewing,” so it was either taken by a friend, family member…or funeral home associate. To think that someone may have been invited to the private viewing because they were a trusted member of Houston’s inner circle and then turned around to profit from the moment, well, that’s pretty horrendous.
How far is too far? – THAT’S too far!
As for The National Enquirer publishing the photo. Poor taste has nothing to do with it. It’s business. They’re in the business to sell magazines. It’s photos like Whitney’s last that sells magazines. Why? Because the public want to see those types of photos. They do. She’s not the first celebrity lying in his/her casket that we’ll see on the front cover…and she won’t be the last.
I can guarantee you that most people who scream bloody murder over the casket photo being published have still picked up the magazine to look at the photo with their own eyes, maybe even bought a copy. Yeah, it’s shocking. But so is the fact that Whitney Houston is dead and buried…the photo isn’t the problem, it’s the reality of it.
The announcement of Whitney Houston’s death today, while not surprising, was still a shock. It’s a well-known fact that news outlets have had her obituary written for over a decade. She was on a death watch. Her angelic voice ruined, she was booed from stages around the world, slowly dying from a long-term addiction to booze and drugs…and we all stood by and watched it happen. Well, today it finally happened.
How many of the people (read: celebrities) writing “loving tributes” stepped in to truly help her?
Yes, some addicts are beyond help, but with money not an issue and rehab centers at her fingertips, if she wanted help and she was serious about getting clean, it was there. She certainly had a better chance than most addicts.
The keyword is “IF” she wanted help…maybe she didn’t.
Drugs always win!
Rich, poor, black, white, gay, straight, male, female…it doesn’t matter. Sadly, death is the guaranteed end.
The world lost you years before you died…today you just made things permanent.
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