The National Enquirer does something tacky for sales? Color me incredibly, incredibly shocked.
Whitney Houston was a tremendous recording artist, and a legend of the music industry that didn’t have the sense about her to fight off her demons overruling her talent. Now, she is dead – but if there’s one thing that you can count on, it’s that dead celebrities will make everyone stretch their moral limit to try to sell more magazines, posters, get more viewers, whatever you plaster the celebrity on. The latest culprit? The National Enquirer, which had the good sense to post a picture of the body of Whitney Houston as it was all dressed up for the funeral. So somebody sold the photo to the National Enquirer. Classy.
The National Enquirer then ran the photo, now everyone’s up in arms. Remember six months ago when Whitney Houston was the butt of every joke, now because she’s dead, she’s a saint? Maybe we should’ve reserved that wellspring of good emotions for when she was alive so she could get her career and life back together.
Instead, CNN coverage of her death didn’t appear to be any more tasteful, and elicited mockery on The Daily Show.
Stay classy, National Enquirer.
Here’s the image.