Oops, seems Target have gone into pr control pursuant to greeting cards that were still existing on their shelves even after Whitney Houstonpassed away recently.
The card had mocked the singer’s fall from grace with the following words:
“Next time you think of dating the bad boy, consider Whitney Houston.”
Funny? Well maybe depending who you ask. Of course the commonly held view is it might have been funny whilst Whitney was still alive but in light of her recent death and the way she died it may not be the best idea to be stocking them on one’s shelf where public dissent can sometimes run supreme. One can suppose in this instance ‘Target’ who have been making big leaps in their once dowdy image to the high brow (their partnering up with Zac Posen and other fashion stalwarts certainly speaks volumes) thought twice about what they were carrying.
According to Target the chain is now no longer carrying the cards.
The moral of the story: you know we’re still in a recession when a fashion house/department store dare not offend its clientele…