I chose to indulge in commentary about Houston‘s funeral via twitter. Among the many tweets that flooded my timeline, there was one that stood out to me. A tweet from the Rev. Al Sharpton.
The outspoken and sometimes controversial politician tweeted, “I am at Whitney’s funeral. I spoke with Bobby Brown trying to calm him down and not distract from the services. Today is about Whitney!,” as speculation of Bobby Brown leaving the funeral services began to surface on the social media site.
This tweet stood out to many for two reasons in particular. Was the R&B-singer having a break-down? Others quickly wondered why Al was tweeting from his mobile device at Whitney‘s funeral in the first place. Most would have thought the ladder was a bit rude per say.
But Sharpton later clarified, “I am going back in the services,” indicting that his initial tweet came from outside the services. “I did my best out here. Can’t tweet from inside the sanctuary, I hope the press will not distort the day.”
While Sharpton tried to keep the focus on the late singer and keep Bobby in attendance of the 1500 plus crowd, it was reported that Bobby left New Hope Baptist Church anyway because his entourage (of nine people) wasn’t allowed to sit in the family section with the R&B singer.
Brown‘s publicist released the following statement:
My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston. We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions. I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continue to ask us and no one else to move. Security then prevented me from attempting to see my daughter Bobbi-Kristina. In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene. My children are completely distraught over the events. This was a day to honor Whitney. I doubt Whitney would have wanted this to occur. I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how.
How do you feel about Bobby‘s actions at Whitney‘s home going service?