In light of Whitney Houston’s death, a greeting card that poked fun at the late singer is not so funny anymore — at least according to Target.
The greeting card, which mocked Houston’s tumultuous relationship with ex-husband Bobby Brown, was recently pulled from Target stores, according to a report by TMZ.
The card reads: “Next time you think of dating the bad boy, consider Whitney Houston. That’s all I’m going to say.”
A Target rep told ABC News that the card was available in stores before Houston’s Feb. 11 death and has since been pulled from store shelves.
“It is never our intent to offend guests with the products we offer, and we take feedback from guests very seriously,” Target said in a statement to ABC News. “The card was in our stores prior to Ms. Houston’s death. As soon as this was brought to our attention, we began the process of removing the card from all applicable stores.”
A photo of the card, which was posted to the social news site Reddit.com 10 days ago, infuriated Houston’s devoted fans, who flocked to Twitter and fan messages boards, in protest.
The six-time Grammy winner was married to R&B singer Bobby Brown from 1992 to 2006. Many cite their turbulent relationship as a force behind her professional fall from grace and descent into drug addiction. The couple had one daughter together, Bobbi Kristina, born in 1993.