The National Enquirer Calls Whitney Houston Casket Photo ‘Beautiful’

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The internet was ablaze yesterday when everyone heard that the National Enquirer planned to publish a photo of a deceased Whitney Houston on the cover of their magazine. But the National Enquirer stands by their decision to publish the photos and called the photos ‘beautiful.’

“I thought it was beautiful,” publisher Mary Beth Wright told

Fellow members of the media attacked the publication’s decision as tasteless and morbid.

The Washington Post declared that “a line had been crossed.” The website Jezebel called it morbid and the site The Daily Caller added: “Running an image of Whitney Houston’s lifeless body on the cover is pretty par for the course for The National Enquirer, but it’s still a bit much.”

The photo shows the late singer dead in a gold casket with the headline, “Whitney: The Last Photo!” The image is believed to have been taken inside the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, New Jersey. Accompanying headlines lure readers in with the promise to bring them inside Whitney’s private funeral, offering details that she was buried in $500,000 of jewelry with gold slippers on her feet.

The publication will not disclose how they got the photo.

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