The National Enquirer Defends Whitney Houston Casket Photo
Fri, 24 Feb 2012 09:30:50
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No apologies from the folks at The National Enquirer. The tabloid's publisher Mary Beth Wright defended the magazine's controversial decision to publish a photo of the late Whitney Houston, who died almost two weeks ago, in her casket at a New Jersey funeral home this week.
Wright deemed the photo "beautiful" to FOX News, but did not disclose how the shot was obtained. While Houston does look lovely in the shot, it's entirely too personal to share with the rest of the world.
Whigham Funeral Home in Newark has since released a statement denying that they were the source of the leaked photo. Carolyn Whigham told the L.A. Times the following: "We have no comment. But it was not the funeral home. Whitney was a personal friend to me and my family. We would not do that. I am very angry, very upset, just like the family, just like the fans."
What do you think of the Enquirer's decision to publish the post-mortem photo of Houston? Bad taste or freedom of the press?