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WHITNEY HOUSTON'S FAMILY: LIFETIME MOVIE IS DISRESPECTFUL AND DISHONEST

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Whitney Houston's family: Lifetime movie is 'disrespectful and dishonest'
Jan 16th, 2015
pat-houston-whitney-houston-lifetime-movWhitney Houston's sister, Pat Houston, is not pleased with Lifetime's movie, "Whitney," about the late singer's life (and death).

Houston, who manages her sister's estate, issued a statement speaking out against the film she believes is "wrong." "It is easy to turn a blind eye to other people if you're not careful. But the needs of Whitney's family matter," she writes. "We matter. We're still here. Why wasn't there a call to myself, Gary, Cissy or even her daughter? Why deny selected members of the family an advanced copy of the film?"


Houston calls the release of the film "a disappointment that any of us who loved her could do without. This creative pursuit at the expense of the integrity of such an iconic woman, who is voiceless today, reeks of condemnation and deceit. It reeks of enslavement to an industry that will likely do the same to you one day."

Then, after dissing Lifetime's low-budget movies ("Lifetime is notorious for making bad biopics of deceased celebrities"), Houston then alludes to director Angela Bassett.

"Misrepresenting the term friendship to advance an agenda is not only disrespectful and dishonest but a slap in the face to her true and loyal friends," she writes. "I question the morality of the making of this because of the lack of experience knowing Whitney's life."

She continues, "Never would Whitney allow her story to be told by an inexperienced team and how naive of anyone to think otherwise, unless you're caught up in illusions of grandeur that you can just do anything and people will accept it. This made for TV movie is certainly not a trailer to Whitney's life story."

http://www.zap2it.com/blogs/whitney_houstons_family_lifetime_movie_disrespectful_dishonest-2015-01

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