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Livestream of Whitney Houston’s star-studded Funeral irks fans

by | 17th, February 2012

THE funeral of Whitney Houston will be streamed live on the internet for all to see. The basic premise is that people who wouldn’t normally get the chance to grieve at the funeral will be able to send their thoughts from afar. Quite simple really and an idea that is becoming more common.

However, some fans of late superstar are thoroughly unhappy that there will be a broadcast of the funeral, with some going as far as saying the whole thing is ‘vile’. The funeral will be taking place tomorrow (Feb 18th), and one fan tweeted about the ‘show’: “What is wrong with people? Why are they gonna broadcast Whitney Houston’s funeral on CNN? That should be private” while another added: “Who the hell would want to watch Whitney Houston’s funeral live on the internet? Vile and disgusting.”

And what will people be tuning in for? Well, apart from paying their respects, there’ll be a whole bunch of stars in attendance. Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder will be singing, and guests include her cousin Dionne Warwick, ex-husband Bobby Brown and Kevin Costner.

In the UK, you’ll be able to watch it on the BBC News website at 12:00 EST (17:00 GMT).

What do you think of it all? Is it another notion of the macabre fascination we have with the death of celebrity or is it just a simple opportunity to join in with the thoughts for a singer we liked?

Image: Filipino students Rudy Roa, left, and Claire Vinzon prepare to scribble a message on the “tribute wall” for the late American singer Whitney Houston at the SM North EDSA shopping mall in suburban Quezon city, northeast of Manila, Philippines Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. The tribute wall was put up for fans to write their messages following Houston’s sudden death Saturday at age 48. 

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Rising star Whitney Houston is seen with music producer Clive Davis, in 1983, shortly after signing a contract with Arista Records. (AP Photo)



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