Consideration, Respect, Moderation, Whitney.
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12:18 pm, February 22nd, 2012
The National Enquirerfrequently sets the bar very, very low.
But the tabloid really crossed the line this week when it decided to publish a cover story featuring a photo of Whitney Houston in an open casket at the Whigham Funeral Home in New Jersey before her burial last weekend.
That’s right: The magazine somehow thought it was appropriate to put an unauthorizedpicture of the late singer’s dead body on every newsstand in America.
It’s not appropriate.
Actually, it’s astoundingly poor taste and low stooping, even by the Enquirer’s standards.
And it represents the very worst of predatory paparazzi culture.
There’s no reason why the public at large needs to see Houston’s lifeless body.
Almost as jaw-dropping as the decision to show the photo itself is the Enquirer’s total lack of self-awareness in “reporting” on Houston’s private viewing.
The tabloid says Houston was “finally at peace after a tumultuous and troubled life in the spotlight.”
But the Enquirer invaded that “peace” by sticking cameras into the casket.
The mag adds, “This was the emotional private viewing that her legions of fans never saw, a time for Whitney’s loved ones to say a heartfelt goodbye with their tears and prayers.”
And the Enquirer trampled on those loved ones’ final moments with Houston, turning what should have been an out-of-view private time for reflection into tabloid spectacle.
PHOTOS – Whitney Houston As She SHOULD Be Remembered
Feb 22 12 12:43 PM
But you won't be finding it here.
We've just come to learn that on the cover of this week's National Enquirer, there is an alleged official picture of Whitney Houston's body, resting in her casket … and the lid is open.
We're not the biggest fans of this kind of exploitation. In fact, we find it rather tasteless and crude. But, we're also not foolish enough to think that there aren't those of you out there who are morbidly curious. If that is the case, then we invite you to pick up the new issue of National Enquirer. We warn you though - it's really unsettling and not for the faint of heart.
We just want to wish poor Whitney peace and her family all the time they need to grieve. Our condolences still go out to all who loved and knew her.
Feb 22 12 12:44 PM
FilmmakerLA wrote:If you think it'll be too much to handle, don't look at it.
As tempting as it is, find a way to resist.
Feb 22 12 12:45 PM
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Nippysluv wrote:I saw it, she looked beautiful like the scene from Im your baby tonight when she is on stage with three Whitneys. Bangs French role beautiful makeup...Seeing that photo made it all very real to me...But I will not look at it again. Just like I cant see my deceased love ones after the coffin is closed, I got to see Nippy and now its done. Im onto healing and moving on with life because the world is still turning. Will always love her will always defend her but I will no longer obsess over her death and how unfair it is and who's fault etc etc...She is not coming back...Ever...Remember life is precious yall....and as Whitney use to say, Be good and Be good to yourself!
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MillDollaDivo wrote:nothinbutloveforher wrote:How does she look? Really like GLOA? No! She looks how she did in that picture from Sparkle with her hair up..
nothinbutloveforher wrote:How does she look? Really like GLOA?
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Special Kev wrote:They even showed the photo on CNN....
Whitney looks like "The Bodyguard". Sooo beautiful.
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