Legendary gospel singer, Cissy Houston, has slammed the Lifetime network's unauthorized biopic on the life of her late daughter, Whitney Houston. Lifetime is acting against the Houston's family's wishes forging ahead with the production. As stated previously in the column, the pre-production materials look bad. It does not look like a hit, but a hot mess. Not to mention, the angle that has been chosen for this film is downright disrespectful.
Cissy Houston stated, "Lifetime has chosen to go ahead with the movie about Whitney in spite of my family's objections. No one connected with this movie knew Whitney or anything about her relationship with Bobby. In the two years since Whitney's death, many people have stepped forward to speak about their close relationship with her. I find it difficult to believe people who knew and supposedly loved her would participate in a movie about her done by folks who didn't know her. We are exhausted by the continuing misinformation and comments offered by people who did not know her. Please please let her rest."