National Enquirer: Whitney Houston Dead Body Photo Shoot
Whitney Houston Bathtub Photo Features Model Playing Dead
The death of Whitney Houston has created a tabloid maelstrom, but are you ready for a new benchmark in shameless pandering? The National Enquirer, in its new Whitney-centric issue, features a photo recreating the Whitney Houston death scene.
For a photo accompanying an article titled "Whitney's Final Minutes", the Enquirer used a model to stand in for Whitney Houston herself. You can see the photo below.
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As the room in which WhitneyHouston died has already been re-occupied, Jezebel writer Dodai Steward wonders aloud if National Enquirer journalists weren't the first to rent it.
Like how an actress played Laura Palmer's dead body in Twin Peaks, only this is for a so-called news publication.
The ersatz Whitney Houston photo appears inside the issue; the cover is pretty much a graphic design death scene, featuring another photo of the Whitney Houston stand-in.
We're guessing that the model will keep this gig off her resumé.
(We keep our own Shameless Pandering Channel, but we are clearly in the presence of pandering titans.)
UPDATE: Not content to publish a fake Whitney Houston death photo, the National Enquirer released a real Whitney Houston death photo on February 22, 2012.