Tyler Perry is coming to the defense of Bobbi Kristina Brown and her family following a series of, what he's calling, "blatant disrespect, lies, and ignorance." The director's comments follow his recent trips to the Georgia hospice center accommodating the 22-year-old. With multiple outlets reporting that her death is imminent, Perry is firing back.
As Us Weekly reported, Perry took to Facebook Friday morning to share a heartfelt post pleading with fans and the media to respect the Brown and Houston families' privacy during "this awful time." Perry went on to vent about various outlets posting false stories and continuing to "speak death" about Bobbi Kristina. He then addressed the tendency of people to "seek out, and celebrate darkness," pleading with them to give the family the "decency and respect" they deserve. He promised fans that as soon as there was something to report about Bobbi's condition, they would hear it from a member of the family directly.
"May I ask you all to please show some decency and respect? Not only for Krissi's family, but also to the other families that are there in this place. No 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," he wrote. "It's heartbreaking to think that even in a time like this, this child is 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?"
Perry, who is a longtime friend of the Houston family, has been a pillar of support throughout the tragedy. Sources told Us he lent Bobby Brown his private jet to fly to Atlanta to be at his daughter's bedside on July 16. Prior to that, on June 28, he was seen visiting Peachtree Christian Hospice. At the time, Bobbi Kristina had been at the facility for roughly one week.
Bobbi Kristina has been hospitalized since Jan. 31 after being found face down in a bathtub inside her Georgia home. She was rushed to Emory University Hospital, where doctors placed her in a medically induced coma. She has been unresponsive since the incident. Her family moved her from a long-term care facility into hospice care on June 24. Since placing her in the facility, family members have spent as much time as possible gathered at her bedside.