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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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31.

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.

865 days ago
32.

Detroit    

I wish folks would stop blaming Bobby Brown for Whitney's Down fall...It's well do***ented that Nippy was an addict before she met Brown and at Whitney's own admission..She was her own worst enemy....R.I.P Whitney

865 days ago
33.

vern dufford    

next time
you think of
dating the bad boy,
consider
He will always love you
until your 6 feet under.

thats all i'm going to say.

865 days ago
34.

God-Of-Lyf    

Sorry to tell you but it's still funny after her death. I think they should use her name for a variety of campaigns including : Birth control (Look at Bobby) Drug abuse (Look at Whitney)Just Saying...

865 days ago
35.

abby    

The card speaketh the truth.

865 days ago
36.

Dr. Dre    

This is why I don't shop at Target....

865 days ago
37.

Lapsulie    

Just put a sticker over the name Whitney Houston and change it to Rhianna, only a matter of time - juss sayin'!

865 days ago
38.

Giggles    

It may be funny to some of you, but it's not in good taste. Roll in the gutter if that's where you find yourselves.

865 days ago
39.

janet    

Whitney Houston, just like Michael Jackson did this to themselves. Enough with trying to blame other people for what they did to themselves.

865 days ago
40.

Andi    

SHE WAS A GROWN WOMAN!!!! No one can make you do anything you don't want to do. Stop blaming other people for YOUR problems and look in the D@MN mirror. That's your problem! She made her own decisions.

865 days ago
41.

myopinion    

Good move Target!!!It should have never been carried at Target stores what were you thinking?

865 days ago
42.

lisa    

How is making fun of someone who has an addiction funny? I don't get it!! Did they think of using the names Amy Whinehouse, Brittney Spears, Anna Marie, Elvis Presley, Kurt Curbain, Courtney Love, etc. Geesh!! Ignorance is at an all time high!

865 days ago
43.

Patty    

Whitney made the CHOICE to use drugs. She could have told Bobby Brown NO!!

865 days ago
44.

Johnny    

The one time I feel proud for working at Target!

865 days ago
45.

Moi    

This was a dumb, unfunny card from the beginning.

865 days ago
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