Tyler Perry, who is one of the wealthiest people in Hollywood, is asking for something that money can't buy: privacy and respect for his friend Bobbi Kristina Brown.
The filmmaker and actor penned a letter about his ailing friend on Facebook, saying he's tired of the (sometimes inaccurate) stories about Bobbi Kristina, whom he calls Krissi. Heck, he really just wants the media to lay off.
"This morning I woke up with Whitney on my mind," he wrote. "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."
The letter comes as most are sadly awaiting Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter to pass away. Bobbi Kristina was moved to a hospice last month since her condition had not improved after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub on Jan. 31.
On July 15, a mysterious white tent was erected next to to the hospice, and a hearse was later seen near the tent, prompting many to suspect that Bobby Kristina had passed. That, however, appears to not be the case.
"They find it OK to speak death onto those who are still alive," Tyler emotionally wrote to his 12 million followers. "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," he wrote. "Until then, can we just pray for Krissi, and the Houston and Brown families?"
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