Aretha Franklin’s Friends & Family Pay Respect At Her Casket Viewing | TMZ TV

Aretha Franklin's casket just arrived for a public viewing in Detroit — where the Queen of Soul will lie in state for a couple of days — and massive lines are already starting to form.


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  1. TMZ this is so rude and disrespectful.
    You jerks. I can’t stand
    TMZ anyway.

    • All of this is such disrespect to speak I’ll of the dead. And disrespect to the family and fans who are morning her loss at this time. Then to sit and laugh at it. Would want someone laughing at your family member while you morn the loss?Not cool.

    • +AnnNC North Carolina also they were making fun of her casket and her dress. And I guarantee none of those tmz scum buckets families could afford such a beautiful service. They are such a waste of life I think the whole cast of TMZ should be put on the front of a Trojan condom box so people can see what happens when you don’t use protection you end up breeding lowlifes like them.

  2. TMZ this was not cool. You must not know what and Icon Ms Aretha Franklin is. She is A Legend! And always will be. Leave the funny bunny bullshit for the Kardashian klan. Ms Franklin deserves that. May She rest in glory.

    • +Rosemary Harper they have crossed the line this time I can’t even believe they showed this on TV and have no shame. would Harvey think it was so funny if I sat here and poked fun and make jokes about all the Jews that were burned in ovens at the Holocaust or said haha about all the people who skin was boiled off while they were still alive would he think that was funny? I’m so appalled and pissed off this crossed the line. Harvey I know you produce this so-called show “TMZ” I hope you rot in hell.

    • Rosemary Harper Aretha Franklin is a queen and will always stay a Queen. But I think you shouldn’t bring race into this though, horrible things are said in comments when people bring race into stuff.

    • Chocolate Queen? Haha! More Like CARAMEL Queen chocolate or whothe hell you are …i say what i want.Go find something to do q irh yourself.

    • Rosemary Harper She’s right😒 don’t get mad at her cause she doesn’t want any racist people in the chat being even more disrespectful. There is already plenty in this comment section alone🙄

  3. Why is TMZ being so DISRESPECTFUL! This is the Queen of Soul an iconic figure who meant so much to so many. TMZ you’re F*cking Low. Whether Aretha or not, you should still have respect for any good person who has passed, it’s not a joke. Get it together

  4. I’m not a fan nor into her music. But I just can’t believe how insensitive these slobs are and how they are just low down enough to make fun of her public casket viewing too. Just because they’re intended to be a humorous TV show, it doesn’t mean they need to be classless about someone’s death and upcoming funeral. Rest in peace Ms. Franklin and Mr. McCain! I’m glad that you both are being rewarded in a pleasant better world now for all the good you guys did in this world.

  5. this wasn’t nothing to joke about this is a dam shame”””””””””””””

  6. Stop looking for “respect” from these a-holes. They probably think McCain’s family mourning him is funny too.

    • +Anne Liesveld what are you even talking about that doesn’t even make any sense can you just try to put a decent sentence together so we can understand what you’re saying and what show she didn’t have a show there was a memorial for her that’s not a TV show. Why are there so many dumb people in this world why?!!!

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