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Target removes Houston card

Target removes Houston card

Posted: Thursday, March 1, 2012 8:00 pm

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 Hous-ton’s rocky relationship with ex-husband and singer Bobby Brown, who 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.
Houston, 48, was found dead hours before she was to attend a pre-Grammy Awards party.

Published in The Messenger 3.1.12

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