If we had to sit down and figure out the most disgusting aspect of the weeks following Whitney Houston’s death, the fact that someone took and sold a picture of her in her casket would have to top the list.

While the National Enquirer should be in the hot seat for paying for and publishing such a disrespectful photo, the Houston family and the general public have wondered who would even take that picture in the first place, even for all the money in the world. It’s now being reported that not only has Cissy Houston found out who did it, but she is asking that they use this opportunity to do a good deed. From the Chicago Sun-times:

According to a source close to Cissy Houston, Whitney’s grieving mom now knows who sold that photo to the National Enquirer. The Houston family insider said Cissy “had a come-to-Jesus moment” with the guilty party and demanded the alleged six-figure fee for the photo be donated to charity.

The Nosy Nelly in all of us probably want to know who took that photo so that we can side-eye the life out of them, but Cissy is too much of a class act to blow their spot so we may never find out. Kudos to Cissy for handling such a sad situation with kindness.

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  • Kai

    that photo is beautiful

  • mamareese

    Man aint nothing sacred no more. Even though they chose to televise the funeral a mother should not have to be subjected to this. And is it just me or does anyone else find it a bit morbid to take pics of dead folks? I’ll be at someones house and they whip out a photo album and are like….this my dead uncle cletus. Folks standing beside the casket just cheesing……really….that aint even right.

    • tss

      You are so right mamarese I feel the same way, I’d rather see a persons pic alive and happy not dead laying in a casket, when my mother died i requested that no one take pics, and my cousin took one anyway! i wanted to choke the life out of her. she apologized, but some people dont even know why they do it, its habit for them cause they seen theyre moms and grandma’s do it. I say break the cycle to the families who do that.

      Before I look in some ones Photo album i always ask “are there any dead pics in here?”
      cause i dont want to see them!

    • DirtyChai

      Glad I’m not the only one that feels that way. Many people seem to think it’s okay.

    • TheBestAnonEver, Part 2

      I have never seen anyone take a picture of dead person. I feel weird taking pictures of famous people/politicians grave sites, especially when you see tourists posing by someone’s grave for a picture. It really bothers me.

    • secret6

      LOL @Mamareese! You are so right about that. One of my cousins once told me that a friend of his actually kept a photo of his deceased mother in her casket next to his TV. He said him and some other friends used to go to his place to watch football/basketball games, but it was kinda hard to watch the games because of the distraction. I have a hard enough time trying to get over the shock and grief of losing a loved one.

    • Dalili

      I hear you @mamareese! LOL @ Uncle Cletus.

  • mamareese

    So true…you’d have every right to act a fool on your cousin. People have this sick fantasy of death and the beyond and a serious lack of maturity to think this is a repsetful way to remember someone. I don’t want to remember what you looked like when you passed. I want to recall you laughing or crying being ALIVE. Warning to my fam…break a phone or camera out standing over me….and see what happens!

  • Ms. Information

    I have heard on Atlanta radio today that it was her sister in law…the one that rambled on and on and wouldnt shut up at the funeral.