After the passing of a talented well-known artist, the stories surrounding them don’t stop for a while. The same goes for Whitney Houston. And only two days after her funeral, one of her costumes is already up on the auction block!
“It’s a celebration of her life,” celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien told the Associated Press on Sunday. “If you hide these things in fear that you’re going to offend someone…her life is to be celebrated. These items are historic now that she passed. They become a part of history. They should be in museums. She’s lived a life and had a career that nobody else has ever had.”
Julien added that the late singer’s items will be among other celebrity memorabilia like silent film star Charlie Chaplin’s cane and Clark Gable’s jacket from Gone With the Wind.
Can we say too soon? I mean, really. I know that we all want to celebrate and pay tribute to Whitney, and she deserves that. But she JUST passed away. Her family and friends had to bury her SATURDAY, and we’re already talking about auctioning off stuff? It’s too soon, and seems very opportunist of all involved. The dress itself was valued at $1000 before Whitney’s death, and now the price of that dress and earrings is going to skyrocket! It’s too soon to be auctioning off her things, but I guess people want to take advantage.
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