Pat Houston and Bobby Brown have each found creative ways to capitalize on Bobbi Kristina’s and Whitney Houston’s deaths. Both Pat and Bobby have utilized the death of their loved one as an opportunity to boost their bank accounts. On Sept. 19, Celeb Dirty Laundry reported on how quickly Pat cut a deal for a Whitney Houston hologram tour after Bobbi Kristina’s death.
When Bobbi Kristina was still alive, Pat was very much against the idea of exploiting Whitney’s image and rejected the hologram deal. But she had no qualms about exploiting Whitney Houston’s image after Bobbi Kristina died. A number of media outlets commented on how quickly Pat changed her mind when a hefty share of the hologram profits would end up in her personal bank account. Less than two months after Bobbi Kristina’s death, Pat, who is president of the Whitney Houston Estate, has already sealed a deal with Hologram USA which includes screening Whitney Houston hologram concerts on TV and online, before doing a worldwide tour, according to a Sept. 20 report from FinancialExpress.com.
Many feel Pat’s change of heart was motivated by the fact that the hologram profits will be funneled into the Whitney Houston estate, of which she and her husband Gary, (Whitney’s half-brother) are now beneficiaries. Pat stands to receive a sizable chunk. Instead of working to increase the value of Bobbi Kristina’s trust fund and making her niece richer, Pat Houston is now basically working for herself.
Bobby Brown recently announced his intention to start a charitable foundation in memory of his deceased daughter, Bobbi Kristina. According to Celebrity Café on Sept. 19, Bobby is building a safe haven for victims of domestic violence which will be called Bobbi Kristina Serenity House. But fans and friends of Bobbi Kristina are questioning whether Bobby’s foundation is really a legitimate charity or a just a money-making scam. It’s not uncommon for donations made to charities, foundations and supposedly non-profit organizations to end up being siphoned off for the personal expenditures of administrators and others in charge. While it’s commendable that Bobby wants to honor his daughter’s memory in this way, potential contributors to Bobbi Kristina Serenity House want to be sure their donations are used for the intended purpose rather than for boosting Bobby Brown’s bank account.
Both Pat Houston and Bobby Brown stand to profit handsomely from the deaths of Bobbi Kristina and Whitney Houston with the upcoming projects they have planned. Hopefully the motivation behind Pat Houston’s Whitney Houston Hologram Tour and Bobby Brown’s Bobbi Kristina Serenity House is not just to make big bucks, but to honor the memory or preserve the legacy of the deceased.