Mourners in Georgia said goodbye to a celebrity at Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral. The church service was under strict security and fans (along with the paparazzi) were held off across the street so mourners could have privacy. According to TMZ on Saturday, the biggest concern the family has about the situation is that Bobbi Kristina casket pictures could be taken and published.
The market for selling pictures of Bobbi Kristina Brown is ripe. Gossip tabloids could make millions of dollars showcasing the images to sell their publications and draw more exposure. As sensitive as the public is about the family, the idea of publishing a casket photograph could backfire though as people are tired of the paparazzi prying into the private lives of celebrities.
The Brown family and the Houston family allegedly are watching each other very closely to avoid any photographs being published. According to People Magazine on Saturday, the family invited only close friends and family, but Nick Gordon wasn’t seen in the funeral. Guests who attended the funeral were escorted to the church by a police motorcycle procession and anyone without government issued identification was turned away at the door.
If Whitney Houston fans remember, the final resting of the late singer was a photograph that captured the nation. Taken without permission and shared with several magazines, it was the only chance that fans got to see the star after death. Looking to avoid that situation with her daughter, the security is necessary to make sure nobody whips out their cell phones to take a quick shot. Thankfully nobody has offered up pictures of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s body yet and fans really hope nothing will be published to take advantage of the situation.