If you spend enough time browsing the greeting card section at Target, you’ll start to wonder who gets paid to come up with some of them. Case in point: a card that attempts to poke fun of Whitney Houston’s supposed downward spiral after marrying Bobby Brown with the words “next time you think of dating the bad boy, consider Whitney Houston.” Although the card was on shelves long before she died, it’s a good example of that “who thought this one up?” in action.

Target has decided to pull the now-inappropriate card, but even when I put myself in a pre-Whitney’s death state of mind the joke this card tries to make doesn’t exactly send me into belly laughs. I suppose the point that Janet Hubert tried to make about Wendy Williams speaking ill of Whitney when she was alive and trying to clean things up now that she’s gone applies to the greeting card industry as well as it does to talk show hosts.

What do you think?

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