Harpo/OWNTyler Perry was a close friend of the late Whitney Houston. He even visited the Atlanta-area facility where her only daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, is receiving medical care since being found unresponsive in her bathtub on January 31. Still, the movie mogul wants the media to leave him alone regarding Bobbi Kristina and the current state of her health.
In an open letter posted to Facebook Friday, he wrote: “This morning I woke up with Whitney on my mind. I couldn’t help but think about all that she must have dreamed for her child. I know this was not her dream…”
“And as difficult as this time is for the people that love both Whitney and Krissi, what makes it more egregious is the blatant disrespect, lies, and ignorance that are rapidly printed in this awful time,” he continued. “For some reason, it has become human nature in our society to look for, seek out, and celebrate darkness, glory in tragedy, and enjoy reading and reporting it.”
He added, “It makes me sad to know that everybody wants to be the first to report something awful. So much so, that they find it OK to speak death onto those who are still alive. May I ask you all to please show some decency and respect? Not only to Krissi’s family, but also to the other families that are there in this place. Not only is Krissi at the center but there are several other families who are grieving the loss of their loved ones at the same time. It’s heartbreaking to think that even in a time like this, this child is still not allowed any peace.”
“I assure you, the family will issue an official statement if something changes. Until then, can we just pray for Krissi, and the Houston and Brown families?” he concluded.
Bobbi Kristina is Whitney’s daughter with R&B singer Bobby Brown.
Tyler’s friendship with Whitney began when the late singer moved to Atlanta. He also told Oprah Winfrey in a 2013 interview that he failed at an attempt to get Houston into a drug rehab facility after befriending. He helped also Bobbi Kristina break into acting by casting her in his TV show Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse back in 2012, months after her mother passed away after being found unresponsive in similar fashion — in a bathtub.
Bobbi Kristina, 22, has been in hospice care since June.
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