Whitney Houston’s hologram tour looks terrifying and social media isn’t having it

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Whitney Houston's hologram tour is set to kick off Feb. 25, 2020. (Eric Jamison) (Eric Jamison/)

When legendary singer Whitney Houston died in February 2012, the world lost a legend that was often imitated but never duplicated.

But that’s literally about to change, as Houston’s estate revealed last year that the singer’s likeness was to be reborn in the form of a hologramset to perform across the world.

“An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour” kicks off next Tuesday, Feb. 25 in the U.K., where the Newark native’s hologram will perform classic hits like “I Have Nothing” and “I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” according to Rolling Stone.

Thefirst batch of preview footagehas hit British morning talk shows and is making the rounds on social media. And everyone more or less agrees: the Whitney apparition looks downright scary.

Here’s what people are saying.

What episode of Black mirror is this

— miguel (@jisoocrave)

Does anyone else find this Whitney Houston hologram thing extremely weird and disturbing #ThisMorning

— Aimee Allen (@aimee4371)

I said awhile back that I'd go see a Whitney Houston hologram tour but after seeing the clip released today, there would have to be significant improvement for me to shell out $. It was stiff and sorta creepy.

— Terry Taylor (@theterrytaylor)

I'm not saying the Whitney Houston hologram tour will be a hot mess, but they are suggesting she had as much grace as a malfunctioning The Sims character wafting away a fart on #ThisMorningpic.twitter.com/9uJJCnCfTZ

— Mr Adam Remain 🇪🇺 (@MrAdamR)

I thought the #Hologramof #Whitneyhoustonon @thismorningwould be better. It doesn't even look like her. It just looks like someone doing a tribute on a screen.

— LoinerLad77 (@Loiner_nick77)

I have been a day one Whitney Houston fan and will not support this mockery of her legacy. SMDH https://t.co/cFD8ADsUJb

— The G-Listed (@theglisted)

While some feel this endeavor is nothing more than a cash grab, The New York Times reportsHouston’s estate and Primary Wave Music Publishing — the marketing company behind the tour — are hellbent on “restoring” Houston’s legacy, after her public persona was damaged by drug abuse and outlandish behavior later in life.

While it’s amazing to see how far along technology has come, we’ll wait to see if the hologram tour lives up to they hype. From where I’m sitting right now, the whole thing looks creepy as hell.

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