Jerrod Carmichael's joke about Whitney Houston's passing at the Golden Globes was met with criticism from her estate
The late singer's estate has responded less than 24 hours after Jerrod Carmichael made a joke about her passing at Tuesday's Golden Globes.
Whitney's official estate responded with a statement via TMZ in addition to the internet responding to the joke.
Pat Houston, the late hitmaker's manager and sister-in-law, revealed via a representative that the estate thought the joke was in "poor taste" and was not amused.
According to a statement released on January 11, the Whitney Houston Estate is disappointed in the joke and thought it was inappropriate.
They asked me to announce the location, so Jerrod said, "We are here live from the hotel that killed Whitney Houston, The Beverly Hilton.".
Following the joke, many viewers responded to Jerrod's remark on social media, and many of them were not amused.
jerrodcarmichael WhitneyHouston, one Twitter user wrote, while another chimed in, cannot put into words the disgust i feel from the whitney houston "joke" jerrod carmichael just made, no words.
The host of last night's Golden Globes, Jerrod Carmichael, was entertaining but some viewers thought he was a bit too cool for the audience.
Jerrod's joke about Whitney Houston passing away in the same hotel where the Globe Awards were being held, in my opinion, was out of ...
...line and pushing it a little too far. A second online viewer suggested that Jerrod's comment might not have been a joke at all.
You guys are picking on jerrod Carmichael, but I don't believe the Whitney Houston line was a "joke." I believe he was criticizing the GG and HFPA for not only honoring.
She was born on August 9, 1963, in New Jersey, and passed away on February 11, 2012, at the age of 48. Whitney Houston ...
...was a well-liked singer best known for her hit songs I Will Always Love You, I Have Nothing, and others.
Whitney was recently remembered in the biopic I Wanna Dance With Somebody starring newcomer Naomi Ackie. The brunette ...
...beauty tragically passed away by "accidental drowning" in a bathtub at the renowned Beverly Hills hotel.