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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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chzbrgrmachne    

The fact that she died is what makes this card poignant, current, and a powerful statement. Not to mention HILARIOUS! I would give that card to 20 people right now. I'm wishing I could. They would all laugh balls.

937 days ago
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My Big Salami    

Bobby Brown is the one who got Whitney hooked on Crack and thats how he controlled her for all those years. That poor girl was an Angel from God and then she met that wanna be P _ussy pimp and that would be the end....Its ok Bobby Brown has a condo in Hell waiting for his arrival!

937 days ago
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awards    

Target should get a grip and allow their customers to make those choices...! Pulling the cards is disrespectful to their customers and Whitney! PC MoFo's!

937 days ago
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The Real JJ    

If you want crappy products and no service, go to Target.

937 days ago
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Kelly    

I bet the family would allow the card to remain at Target - in exchange for a cut.

937 days ago
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EatMe    

It was NOT kinda funny before. Whitney was a drug addict LONG BEFORE she hooked up with Brown, and had only herself to blame for her actions.

937 days ago
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Aaron    

Target is gonna get sued.Because this is disrespectful and don't have the legal right to use her name.

937 days ago
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static    

Bad taste? Yes
True? Yes.

937 days ago
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Snowman with a Turnip Nose    

So, making fun of a victim of domestic violence and an addict who was killing herself in slow motion for years was fine and dandy, but when she eventually "succeeds" it suddenly isn't anymore? In other words: Dead Whitney deserves a level of respect living Whitney apparently wasn't worthy of? It's alright to walk all over a person when she's down on the ground and can actually feel it but not when she's IN the ground and couldn't care less?

937 days ago
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Superman    

Not offensive. Sounds like a good life lesson to immature females.

937 days ago
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Shay    

Id sue them for using her likeness to gain profit. She could have done that BEFORE her untimely death. Target is really wrong for this.

937 days ago
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FR8TRAIN    

Whitney was a heavy drug user WAY before Bobby came into her life. Besides, She was 26 when she met Bobby, and 29 when she married him...so if Bobby was on crack, she had 3 years to run for the hills...but instead she married him. People need to stop trying to blame Bobby for the choices a GROWN WOMAN made. I'm sure if your spouse/mate came to you right now with a crack pipe, you'd reject it...unless, of course, you're already a crackhead.

937 days ago
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LoriHackney    

I hate how everyone wants to blame Bobby for Whitney being a crackhead. She was a strong woman, she controlled herself. If he "forced" her to do drugs, why did she do worse AFTER they broke up? Some of you are idiots and just don't want to admit that Whitney was a drug addict. Her, by herself, killed herself. Bobby is healthy and clean now. Whitney chose getting high over life. You're a fool if you believe otherwise. She would have been a crackhead with or without Bobby. She just had him as a crutch, but couldn't use him as the excuse the last few years.

937 days ago
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Diana    

I don't think it is in bad taste at all....going to get one and send ilt to my daughter.

937 days ago
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melanie    

this is a tacky card anyways whitneys not the only girl to datea bad boy. Whats even more tacky is people actually buy this card

937 days ago
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