Target removes Whitney Houston greeting card from store shelves

Posted at 1:41 PM, Mar 01, 2012
and last updated 2012-03-01 14:45:27-05

(CNN) – Target is pulling a greeting card that makes a reference to Whitney Houston’s choice of men. The card reads: “Next time you think of dating the bad boy, consider Whitney Houston.”

It was on the shelf before Houston died but was removed after customers complained.

Target apologized in a statement saying: “It is never our intent to offend guests with the products we offer, and we take feedback from guests very seriously. The card was in our stores prior to Ms. Houston’s death. As soon as this was brought to our attention, we began the process of removing the card from all applicable stores.”