Tabloids to Publish Photo of Whitney Houston in Casket
Yes, they are going there. The National Enquirer and The Globe are reportedly set to publish a photo of Whitney Houston in an open coffin, sparking outrage among fans.
The Enquirer claims the photo was taken Friday at the private wake at Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, reports The Daily Mail.
The picture shows Houston wearing a regal purple dress and what looks like a diamond broach and gold slippers.
The Enquirer published a post-mortem photo of John Lennon on their cover in 1980, and one of Elvis in his coffin in 1977.
The singer's funeral took place on Saturday and was attended by stars including Mariah Carey, Oprah Winfrey and her co-star from "The Bodyguard," Kevin Costner.
Whitney's on-again, off-again boyfriend Ray J was also in attendance and has reportedly been struggling with the loss.
One radio station in Chicago, however, decided to joke about his emotional state on Tuesday, airing a fake interview with the singer/author, in which he breaks down on air.
Some web outlets took the interview to be real and reported Ray J had a "nervous breakdown."
The person behind the spoof, a comedian named Leon Rogers, tweeted, "LISTEN TO ALL OF YOU NIMRODS THAT REALLY THOUGHT THAT WAS RAY J SHAME ON YOU IT WAS A JOKE!"
Ray J is said to be upset over the radio stunt and may be considering legal action.