Oh Boy: Whitney Houston’s Hologram Will Go On Tour in 2016

No one is content to let the famous talents who left us too soon rest in peace. That’s why a Tupac hologram headlined Coachella, and a Selena hologram is going on tour in 2018 — the public clamors, people with money and technology deliver. The latest performer to get this dubious treatment is Whitney Houston. According to the press release from HologramUSA:

“I was heartbroken when Whitney passed away in 2012,” says Alki David, CEO of Hologram USA and FilmOn. “The opportunity to help share her spectacular gifts with the world again is exactly what I hoped for when I built the hologram business. We’ve got technology that’s causing a seismic shift in the entertainment industry, and a wonderful partnership with Pat Houston and the estate — I’m confident we’ll create the ultimate celebration of Whitney’s amazing artistry.”

Hologram USA also signed a partnership with the Apollo Theatre, which will premiere a Billie Holiday hologram later this year. The idea of celebrating Houston’s legacy is great — she was an immensely talented and accomplished artist with a great gift — and the fact that we have the technology to create lifelike holograms of the deceased is cool. This just feels a bit … macabre.

To celebrate (??) this news, please watch Whitney sing “It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay,” a song about a cheating man that also somehow sums up our feelings on this recent development.