• Thu, Feb 23 2012

Twitter Fans Hate National Enquirer’s Photo Of Dead Whitney Houston — So Do We

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

Tell us what you think.


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  • amanda

    Greed and corruption so glad she doesn’t have to be down here in this anymore. The National Enquirer has always been scum!

  • Lo

    Kudos to you for not republishing the photo! I can’t tell you how many stories I’ve seen on TV and online along the lines of, “How despicable that this photo was published… here, have a look at it.”

    Thanks for taking the classy road and not reposting.

  • Anonymous

    I hate to admit this but reality is ugly. I agree with all the previous comments
    made, putting a photo of a celebrity in an open casket is not only tasteless but an invasion of privacy to family and friends of Whitney. That honestly is like putting a celebrity’s real address on the front cover. On the other hand, I am still praying for Whitney’s family and those that have associated with her. I hope someday they will find healing from losing a loved one. And we all know how that feels. Probably National Enquirer forgot the fact that Whitney and other celebrities like her are ordinary people outside the fame and fortune.

  • scallywag

    Aren’t you glad some sleazy magazine will always figure how to get its hands on the most private moments imaginable to grieving friends and relatives and somehow manage to bring the joy a few bucks away from your doorstep. Maybe one day if you happen to be an important person you too can hope to see your pitiless soul sunbathing in front of a lap dancing public hungry to get whatever last glimpse they can of you.

    Isn’t it time you became a celebrity too?


  • Mel

    I wish there was a way we could spread a petition around FB and Twitter to Boycott this magazine, because it’s immoral and shameful what these people do, they just don’t care, and don’t realize how it would feel if the shoe was on the other foot. Sleazy tabloid trash like NE should be banned out of existence for good. Seriously how the hell do these people sleep at night?

  • Krystal

    This is the lowest of all lows. It really amazes me what extreme people do for money. I really cannot fathom what would possess a person to do something like this. It has nothing to do with her being a celebrity. She was a human being for Christ sakes! Why in hell would you want to take a picture of someone dead lying in a coffin? Then the Idiot Enquirer is going to actually purchase and publish these photos. No respect for this magazine what so ever. Only Lord knows what your punishment will be for all the years of worthless and degrading photos just for a quick buck, this really shows just how wicked and greedy these people are. They will do anything to sell their toilet paper magazine.