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Target Pulls Whitney Houston Greeting Card

Card made fun of the singer's taste for bad boys

March 1, 2012 8:45 AM ET
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown
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Target is pulling a greeting card that mocked Whitney Houston's questionable taste in men. The discount retailer announced yesterday that the card, which reads "Next time you think of dating the bad boy, consider Whitney Houston," was sold in its stores prior to Houston's death on February 11th, but they began the process of removing it from their nationwide stock shortly after it was flagged as inappropriate and insensitive.

"It is never our intent to offend guests with the products we offer, and we take feedback from guests very seriously," a representative for Target told the Associated Press in a statement.

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