As reports surface of Bobbi Kristina Brown's family gathering at a Georgia hospice center to say their final goodbyes, director and family friend Tyler Perry is calling out the media and general public for their lack of compassion during this difficult time.
In a message posted to Facebook, Perry spoke of the "blatant disrespect, lies, and ignorance" that has been spread since news hit of Bobbi Kristina's medical emergency. The only child of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston was found unconscious in a bathtub in her Atlanta-area home on Jan. 31.
Perry wrote on Friday:
"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. 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.
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?"
Bobbi Kristina was transferred to hospice care in mid-June after spending nearly five months in the hospital and, later, a rehabilitation facility. The family has remained tight-lipped on her status since the move, but have stated that "she is in God's hands now."
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