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Whitney Houston

Target YANKS

Offensive Greeting Card

2/29/2012 5:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Whitney Houston greeting card from Target.It's still too soon to make Whitney Houston jokes -- at least according to the people at Target, who have decided to pull a greeting card from their shelves that mocks the late singing legend.

The card -- available long before Whitney died -- pokes fun at the singer's downward spiral in recent years ... "Next time you think of dating the bad boy, consider Whitney Houston."

The card was kinda funny before she died -- but now that Whitney's gone, Target has decided it's a tad too offensive ... at least for now ... and is currently in the process of yanking it from its stores.

A rep for the store tells TMZ, "The card was in our stores prior to Ms. Houston’s death. As soon as this was brought to our attention, we began the process of removing the card from all applicable stores."

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sweetgabrown    

PEOPLE PLEASE STOP BLAMING THAT MAN FOR MS HOUSTON'S PROBLEMS!!!BOBBY BROWN IS NOT THE PROBLEM THAT IS WRONG FOR WHOEVER PUT THIS CARD TOGETHER. PEOPLE MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS AT THE END OF THE DAY!!! rip MS HOUSTON YOU WILL BE MISSED

969 days ago
17.

J. Burleson    

Come on people.... If Target was business savvy... They would simply put a line through Whitney's name, and hand write Rhianna under it...

On the next round of Rhianna cards that are new(since the hand made ones sold like hotcakes), you could have a little pop up of Chris Brown's fist when you open the card up.

Damn... I should make cards.

969 days ago
18.

Bronxboi    

Good that Target has decided to be sensitive during this time. More companies should be so mindful.

969 days ago
19.

t    

how is that even remotely funny. and still, why do people insist on blaming BB for her problems?

969 days ago
20.

jujubee    

as a whitney fan, I don't blame bobby for her drug use, it's widely known that she used drugs long before they were together and if she was a "good girl" she would have ran for the hills as soon as she knew what kind of drugs bobby was doing

this card is really sad and offensive to people who knew or admired whitney..if someone gave me this card i'd punch them in the face

969 days ago
21.

Chris    

So a rapper can use the N word and curse as freedom of speech, but a greeting card depicting the truth is un acceptable.

969 days ago
22.

dee    

That's just vile, whether she died or not!

969 days ago
23.

kim    

very disgusting and in bad ignorant taste, i dont see anything funny about it at all, and they need to be sued.. if thats the case where is the card that says.."before you let your child get molested by your male neighbor.. dont let him babysit your kid" very distasteful!

969 days ago
24.

kim    

First of all .. learn what freedom of speech is.. and a rapper saying the the n word is not good either but it damn sure aint a reason for another race to use that as an excuse.. especially when your race started it in a degrading way against blacks.. some even had death behind it.. ! dont use it period.. NOBODY but especially not white folks!

969 days ago
25.

CriticXtreme    

This society sux the high hard one! All of those faux reality shows has clouded many of your minds. This Target card stated the truth before and after the event. The true reason that Whitney Houston is dead is because of Bobby Brown. No if ands or buts...of course Whitney Houston is also to blame. She was a complete embarrassment, brought down the black race, the music business, Clive Davis and made Dolly Parton even richer.

Post Script: Out of being so damn desperate, Whitney Houston had a momentary lapse of reasoning and it cost her, her life dealing with the very, very, shady Bobby Brown.

969 days ago
26.

Rae    

Whitney Houston was using drugs before she met Bobby Brown and she was still using drugs after splitting with him. Whitney died because of her addictions; she is the one responsible. Celebrities and drugs is a problem that needs to be fixed. There should be madatory drug testing before anyone can sign a contract that sells their talent. Their success means they become somebody people look up to as a role model, they should have the obligation to be clean, and stay clean.

969 days ago
27.

BABYBOOM    

What is so funny about this card...People are so ignorant with the BS they write and think... How dare you write its kind of funny. Get a life,and too most of you,just shut up,freedom of speech or not,you mfrs are just as insane,as the people you criticize !!

969 days ago
28.

dick    

>> It's still too soon to make Whitney Houston jokes -

............ no.

969 days ago
29.

janet    

Oh, cut the crap.

Houstons recent downward sprial, like the last 15 plus years. She destroyed her voice many years ago. Once upon a time years ago she was good.

Whitney Houston was trashed, wasted right up 'till she was found dead in her hotel room bath tub, that Clive Davis paid for. Clive Davis has been paying Whitney Houstons bills for years.

Whitney Houstons so-called comebacks were so bad, when Whitney Houston felt like showing up. When she did she was wasted, couldn't remember words to songs, her voice was horrible. Her fans booed her, walked out and wanted their money back. That was never a news flash.

With all the hype Whitney Houston was not making a comeback. She destroyed her voice many years ago. She knew it.

969 days ago
30.

Different Rules Apply    

I don't even understand the disrespect of someone who would try to turn a profit on Whitney in this way. Absolutely wrong and this card should not be sold anywhere, anytime. NOT FUNNY, and the message is not delivered appropriately.

969 days ago
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