The National Enquirer has once again outraged people. This time, the gossip tabloid published a photo of the late Whitney Houston in an open casket. Alongside the disrespectful photo, they wrote, “Whitney: The Last Photo! Inside Her Private Viewing.” This is a classless move, even for them, and Twitter fans agree.
The disturbing photo (which we’re not going to show) was reportedly taken at the Whigham Funeral Home in New Jersey where Houston’s wake was held. In the shot, Houston is seen in golden casket wearing a purple dress with a brooch pinned to her chest. According to the Enquirer, the singing legend was buried wearing $500,000 worth of jewelry with gold slippers on her feet.
Now, this is the Enquirer we’re talking about, so no one has yet to confirm that these photos are valid, and there was no photographer’s name with them to help everyone figure out who could have done this. It’s a ballsy move for the Enquirer, but then again nothing shocks us with them anymore.
Rightly so, the public has fired back with outrage over this. Here are some of the posts on Twitter:
The National Enquirer is disgusting and vile! Even worse than them? The person who took the pic. What a low, disrespectful, vile thing to do – A. Texada-Mitchell
This really shows how money is the root of all evil… -icecylce Pheather
WTF? Someone sold out Whitney to the National Enquirer -@Raindance
No privacy for Whitney, even in death. As usual, the National Enquirer is a piece of work. -@PAHolder
That is so sad and disrespectful. I’m lost 4 words. It truly hurts. -@MzDebeCake
I don’t expect much from the National Enquirer, but dammit Putting a photo of Whitney in her coffin from the private viewing on the COVER? -@carissarho
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