Bobbi Kristina Brown’s last photo alive is being displayed on the cover of the beyond reprehensible National Enquirer. The photo was taken as Brown was near death, laying in her hospice bed. It is a blurry photo as the wholly unsanctioned shot was clearly taken surreptitiously and quickly. Reportedly, the Enquirer paid $100 000 for the photograph. Back in 2012, the Enquirer splashed an equally offensive picture of Brown’s mom, Whitney Houston, laying lifeless in her coffin. Boasting about the ‘world exclusive’, the tabloid promises on the cover ‘More Chilling Images Inside!’ as if it were teasing a new Hollywood horror film. The magazine seems to have lost sight of the fact that it is showing a deceased twenty two year old, whose family would never consent to the reproduction of a photo taken, without permission, during the most painful of times.
Should the name of the person who sold the photo be made public? Is it newsworthy or exploitative to publish these pictures?