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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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91.

What?!!    

Really? Why didn't they use Yardley Loves' name instead. That is much more appropriate. Yes, let's all laugh at the little White girl's demise. Oh wait, we can't she was WHITE!!!!

935 days ago
92.

Silverado Mom    

True or not, I can't believe this ever made it to market. I find it disrespectful. It's a personal attack. She's not even able to defend herself. What's the point of the card in the first place?

935 days ago
93.

harv    

I dont see anything wrong with the card, if you date bad boys, bad things will happen to you.

935 days ago
94.

The Neko Nation    

Why should they pull it. It's the truth. Good riddance to the drug addicted skank. Wish I would have got one before they took it off the shelf.

935 days ago
95.

patty    

wow = looks like cissy is still refusing to see whats in front of her for bobbi kris - but if she doesn't, there is a good chance she will end up like her mom - she already left NJ and is in the town home in atlanta where she lived w/ her mom, and friends ate saying she is partying hard...

According to sources inside the Whitney Houston camp, the focus is now on the late superstar’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, who has a number of Whitney’s closest friends and associates deeply worried.

I’ve been told the 18-year-old’s grandmother, Cissy Houston, is dismissing concerns that Whitney’s only child may be facing addiction issues similar to those of her mother and father, Bobby Brown. “Which is troubling,” said a longtime Houston friend, who mentioned Bobbi Kristina’s own brief rehab stint early last year.While the Houston spokesfolks denied reports of Bobbi Kristina getting high after her mother’s funeral, sources insist the teenager

did disappear for several hours — which upset her grandmother and other family members.

† The key goal for Cissy Houston is to keep Bobby Brown’s contact with his daughter at a minimum, as she continues to blame him for most of Whitney’s problems with drugs and alcohol.

935 days ago
96.

mary    

I'd say it's pretty sound advice!

935 days ago
97.

mary    

I'd say it's pretty sound advice!

935 days ago
98.

angie    

next time you want to date the bad boy:

consider Britney Spears, Amy Winehouse, Pamela Anderson, Anna Nicole Smith....the list goes on but NONE were better than Whitney.

935 days ago
99.

Really?!!    

Really? Why isn't that card made with Yardley Loves name instead of Whitney's. That's much more appropriate. Yes, let's laugh at the little White girls demise, oh wait we can't she was WHITE!!!!!

935 days ago
100.

EP    

The card was offensive before she died and her death made it worse. Yes, people make mistakes but to make a greeting card out of it is distasteful and disgusting.

935 days ago
101.

jsmith    

i think it's a great message for young women
the company you keep is important in life!

935 days ago
102.

connie    

Good call Target- show some class you idiots that think it should remain.

935 days ago
103.

charlene    

THATS SAD THIS CARD SHOULD NOT BEEN IN STORES ANYWAY NO MATTER WHAT ANYTHING TO MAKE SOME MONEY WHILE SHE LAYING TO REST GET A LIFE AND TALK ABOUT YOURSELF IN CARDS AND NOT OTHERS.......

935 days ago
104.

Julie    

The card has nothing to do with her death and more to do with the fact that she married a LOSER. EVERYONE has said a million times that she could have done so much better.

935 days ago
105.

supermom    

Sounds about right to me!

935 days ago
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