As Bobbi Kristina Brown fights for her life in a hospice facility, family friend Tyler Perry has fired off an angry missive about the “blatant disrespect, lies and ignorance” that have filled media coverage about Brown’s condition, asking the public to grant “decency and respect” to Brown’s family.
“This morning I woke up with Whitney [Houston] 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,” Perry wrote on Facebook on Friday. “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.”
Continuing his criticism of the media, the “Madea” director 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?”
Perry assured his Facebook audience that Brown’s family will make it known if there’s a change in her condition. In the meantime, he suggested that the public say its prayers for the family.
“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,” Perry wrote. “Until then, can we just pray for Krissi, and the Houston and Brown families?”
Bobbi Kristina, the ill-fated daughter of Houston and Bobby Brown, was found face-down and unresponsive in the bathtub of her Georgia home on January 31. After being rushed to the hospital, the 22-year-old was placed in a medically induced coma. She was later placed in a rehabilitation facility and, in late June, was moved to hospice care.
Her grandmother, Cissy Houston, has said that Brown has remained unresponsive and that she has suffered global irreversible brain damage.
Read Perry’s full message below.