Whitney Houston Estate ‘Disappointed’ in Joke

After host Jerrod Carmichael made a joke about Whitney Houston’s demise on the 2023 Golden Globes, ​the late singer’s property is talking out — and condemning the feedback.

“The Whitney Houston property is upset within the joke and felt it was in poor style,” Pat Houston — Whitney’s longtime supervisor and sister-in-law — advised TMZ on Wednesday, January 11.

Throughout the awards present — which aired on Tuesday, January 10 — Carmichael, 35, talked about the “Increased Love” musician after a business break.

“Right here we’re, stay, from the resort that killed Whitney Houston, the Beverly Hilton,” the slapstick comedian mentioned, referring to Whitney’s February 2012 demise on the institution. An post-mortem report later dominated the Grammy winner’s demise an unintended drowning, noting that coronary heart illness and “continual” cocaine use have been contributing components.

Whitney wasn’t the one reference the comic made throughout the broadcast. Along with Carmichael’s controversial feedback concerning the “I Will All the time Love You” songstress, he took a shot at Tom Cruise and Scientologists.

“Backstage, I discovered these three Golden Globe awards that Tom Cruise returned,” he mentioned, holding three of the coveted trophies. “I’m simply the host briefly, or no matter, however I’ve a pitch. I believe possibly we take these three issues and alternate them for the protected return of Shelly Miscavige.”

The Emmy winner’s joke — which referred to Scientology chief David Miscavige’s spouse who has allegedly not been seen in public since August 2007 — was met with silence adopted by some shocked cheers and laughs.

Former Scientologist and outspoken critic of the group Leah Remini, for her half, praised the quip.

“Thanks, Jerrod Carmichael! The place is Shelly?? #GoldenGlobes2023 #GoldenGlobes,” the King of Queens alum, 52, wrote through Twitter alongside a clip of the on-air second.

Remini filed a lacking individual report for Shelly in 2013 after leaving the Church of Scientology. A press release from media relations on the Church of Scientology launched to Us Weekly on the time said, “The Los Angeles Police Division has already said that the case is closed and that the report filed by Leah Remini was unfounded.”

Carmichael wasn’t the one individual with a memorable comedic second from the night. Eddie Murphy, for his half, obtained an enormous chortle whereas reliving the notorious Oscars 2022 incident when Will Smith slapped Chris Rock.

“I wish to let you recognize that there’s a definitive blueprint which you can observe to realize success, prosperity, longevity and peace of thoughts. It’s quite simple, it’s three issues,” Murphy, 61, mentioned whereas accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for Lifetime Achievement. “Pay your taxes, thoughts your enterprise and preserve Will Smith’s spouse’s identify out your f—king mouth.”