NEW YORK (AP) — Target is pulling a greeting card that makes fun of the late singer Whitney Houston’s penchant for bad boys.

The discounter said Wednesday the card was sold in its stores prior to Houston’s death on Feb. 11, and as soon as it was brought to the retailer’s attention, Target Corp. began “the process of removing the card.”

The card reads: “Next time you think of dating the bad boy, consider Whitney Houston.”

The text refers to Houston’s rocky relationship with ex-husband and singer Bobby Brown. Brown has been blamed by some for Houston’s reported drug use.

“It is never our intent to offend guests with the products we offer, and we take feedback from guests very seriously,” said Target in a statement emailed to The Associated Press.

Houston, 48, was found dead hours before she was to attend a pre-Grammy Awards party. No cause of death has been determined.

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Comments (6)
  1. Truth says:

    The card SHOULD have read: “The next time you want to date a bad boy….or do crack….. or drink in excess…. or…..” Sorry…. I don’t wish death on anyone, and I feel sad for the people she left behind, but she was a train wreck who hadn’t made a contribution to the music world for close to two decades due to her reckless lifestyle and bad choices.

  2. devel says:

    if they know he’s a drugie and must be buying it daily, why not arrest him and charge him with murder, like they did to that collage guy cuz he taped the fruit going at it? money doesn’t have anything to do with it does it??

    1. @ devel says:

      Only those that went to ‘collage’ truly know how to spell it. It’s like a secrete fraternity.

      Guess what the little red line under your words means?

      1. hethinkshe'ssmarterbutactuallydumber says:

        @ @Devil, hey smart guy, he didn’t get a red line, you know why? Collage IS a word, you should look it up.

  3. Mike says:

    The death of Whitney Houston is on the news several times a day.
    The New Jersey governor even had flags flown at half staff for her.

    Listed below are Marines that gave their lives last month. There is no media for them; not even a mention of their names.

    Justin Allen 23
    Brett Linley 29
    Matthew Weikert 29
    Justus Bartett 27
    Dave Santos 21
    Jesse Reed 26
    Matthew Johnson 21
    Zachary Fisher 24
    Brandon King 23
    Christopher Goeke 23
    Sheldon Tate 27

  4. luvs says:

    Yeah, the whole glorify a crack head is getting old.

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