Pat Houston continues to find ways to capitalize off Whitney Houston’s death and the latest is the most contemptible yet. Pat has reportedly cut a deal with Hologram USA to send a 3D image of the late Whitney Houston out on tour. This is just another in the series of hinky actions Pat Houston has taken in the four years since Whitney’s death.
The hologram is the most recent cash grab and particularly astonishing in that it’s right on the heels of Pat Houston trying to get mourners at Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral to skip out on giving flowers and instead make a donation to her personal Marion P Foundation. What’s more, according to Radar Online, Pat Houston has not filed proper tax records to show how the foundation’s funds are used.
And now, the woman who likes to refer to herself as “Pat Houston, Whitney Houston’s sister” but is only related to the late singer by marriage, has decided to sell off Whitney’s image for a hologram. Pat Houston has controlled Whitney’s estate with an iron first even though she was not left in charge according to the terms of Whitney’s will. It was Cissy Houston and Whitney’s brothers that were tapped.
But Cissy Houston, Pat’s husband and brother of Whitney – Gary Houston, and Michael Houston all stepped back and put greedy Pat Houston in charge of the big bucks of the estate. Doesn’t it seem too soon after Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral to parade Whitney’s hologram around the country for cash? Granted Whitney has been gone for four years, but the wound still feels fresh.
I can’t imagine that Bobby Brown, fresh off his daughter’s death, wants to see his ex-wife who died in circumstances eerily similar to their daughter’s on a virtual tour. If Bobbi Kristina Brown was still alive and this hologram project was to benefit her long-term financial well-being, that would be a bit different. As it stands, this is purely about profit for Pat.
Let’s face it – Cissy Houston is 81 years old and in poor health – plus she has money she inherited and money of her own. She doesn’t need the cash and doesn’t have the quality of life to enjoy whatever extra money this would bring in. Bobbi Kristina Brown is gone. That leaves Gary Houston, his wife Pat Houston, and other brother Michael Houston who stand to collect from the Hologram USA debacle.
In case you don’t recall, it was Michael Houston who admitted to Oprah Winfrey that he introduced Whitney to drugs before she ever met Bobby Brown – and told Oprah that he and his sister routinely got high together on crack cocaine back in the 80s. Michael also said in the Oprah interview that it was actually Whitney who introduced Bobby to crack and that he was the first to get clean of it.
It’s no wonder that this family has no issue selling off the last vestige of Whitney Houston’s dignity to the highest bidder. Was Whitney ever more to them than a cash dispensing apparition even before she died? This is just another shameless effort by the Houstons to capitalize on tragedy when they should be mourning the loss of their second family member lost to addiction.
What’s next – an accompanying hologram of Bobbi Kristina Brown to go along with her mother? Just when you think the Houston family can’t surprise us, they manage to stun us all with this new low.
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