After the National Enquirer brazenly claimed that actor Macaulay Culkin, of “Home Alone” fame was “addicted to Heroin” with “only 6 months to live!” it took a moral tone when faced with backlash, regarding itself as a great advice giver, and claiming that if Whitney Houston only listened to their wisdom, she would be alive today.
“Our advice to Macaulay is to seek professional help and avoid the same tragic fate of other beloved celebrities, including Whitney Houston who died earlier this year.
“We believe that the former child star should be doing everything he can to get the treatment he so desperately needs — and which could have saved the life of his friend Elijah Resello.
“Her family confirmed to The ENQUIRER that she did drugs with Macaulay before her drug-related death in March.”
So not only did the Enquirer characterize itself as a respectable source of information, but characterizes itself as a caring and concerned friend to the celebrities it preys on.
“It is a fact that as the ENQUIRER tracked Whitney Houston’s descent into her hell, she refused to admit she had a problem — and Whitney was represented by some of those people now denying Macaulay’s potentially deadly problems,” their article went on to say.
In their good-natured concern, they had previously reported that Culkin spends up to $6,000 monthly for heroin and Oxycodone and that he once almost overdosed.
Nevertheless, Culkin’s representative countered that he is “in perfectly good health.” He also went on to say that “The report in the National Enquirer that Macaulay Culkin is addicted to heroin and assorted hallucinogenic is not only categorically without merit, but it is also impossibly and ridiculously fiction.”
GossipCop also disputed the report, calling it “garbage,” and explaining that “Usually, when the Enquirer makes up stuff, it’s relatively harmless speculation from a trashy tab that doesn’t care about the facts. Splashing this garbage on its cover is far worse.”