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Whitney vs. Elvis: Who fell harder?

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Whitney Houston / contributed photo

Some said media have been more critical of Whitney Houston, “The Voice,” for her drug addictions than they were of Elvis Presley, “The King of Rock and Roll.”

Is this true?

While we don’t know yet what killed Whitney Houston on Saturday, but we do know that she battled addictions, which she shared in an interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2009.

Many have already assumed that Whitney’s drug addictions killed her, and they are disgusted by her. But others worship Elvis, who died of an overdose in 1977, despite his addiction to prescription drugs.

Elvis Presley / contributed photo

What’s the difference?

Oprah cited an LA Times article: “The pain, and frankly, disgust that so many pop fans felt during Houston’s decline was caused not so much by her personal distress as by her seemingly careless treatment of the national treasure that happened to reside within her.”

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