Found February 15, 2012 on Lost My Way:
PLAYERS: Whitney Houston
Picture I'm guessing this is before she had to find out the hard way that crack is whack. There are certain things that you're not supposed to do after a celebrity dies. You can't make jokes about them, you can't string them up like a marionette and you can't raise their album prices. Sony seeing opportunity in the doorway decided that it'd be a good idea to cash in on Whitney Houston checking out by raising the prices on her albums by about five dollars. Sony must have thought people don't notice things like that because they're now apologizing for it, saying it was never supposed to happen.

Everybody's butthurt about this but I don't think it's that big of a deal. Sony's just trying to make a quick buck just like everybody else, personal image be damned. I think it's weird that suddenly people want to listen to her music like it wasn't available for purchase a month ago. If you didn't want to listen to it then, why do you want to listen to it now? It's not like the music is going to suddenly stop existing. Also why am I not allowed to make jokes on the matter? Should I wait until everybody has finished grieving? The jokes won't be funny then. You have to strike while the iron is hot.

TL;DR Raising prices on a product by a person who just died is always a terrible idea.

Sony apologizes for Whitney Houston album price hike [MSNBC]

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