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Whitney Houston’s Estate Says Jerrod Carmichael Joke Was ‘in poor taste’

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Whitney Houston’s estate ‘disappointed’ in joke made about her death at the Golden Globes: ‘It was in poor taste’

Host Jerrod Carmichael, 35, referred to the Beverly Hilton – the venue the ceremony was being held at and the same location Houston died at in 2012 – as the ‘hotel that killed Whitney Houston’ on Tuesday night.

Speaking with TMZ through a rep, Pat Houston, Whitney’s manager and sister-in-law, said: ‘The Whitney Houston Estate is disappointed in the joke, and felt it was in poor taste.’

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Houston, who was 48 at the time, accidentally drowned in a bathtub at the hotel. It was later revealed that heart disease and cocaine played a role in the singer’s death.

However, Whitney’s estate wasn’t the only entity to slam Carmichaels’ joke. Plenty of people took to social media to criticize the comedian’s lack of respect.

“I really don’t think Jerrod Carmichael is gonna make many fans out here making jokes about Whitney Houston on this platform. There is nothing funny about it. Some things just aren’t meant to be made light of. #GoldenGlobes,” one fan tweeted.

“So I guess I’m the only one that cared about that tasteless Whitney Houston line that Jerrod Carmichael said. I see ppl praising that he cracked on Tom Cruise but with Whitney Houston nobody cares #GoldenGlobes,” another wrote.

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