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Tyler Perry urges public to respect Bobbi Kristina Brown's family

Filmmaker Tyler Perry is urging the public to show "respect" to Bobbi Kristina Brown's family as the 22 year old continues to cling to life in a hospice care facility, insisting he is saddened by the media's fascination with the tragedy.

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter has been fighting for her life since January (15), when she was found face down and unresponsive in a bath tub at her Georgia home.


She was subsequently placed in a medically-induced coma and was recently transferred to a hospice after doctors insisted there was nothing more they could do for her.


Rumors about Brown's condition have swirled in recent weeks and the director is now asking the public and media to stop speculating.


In a message posted on Facebook.com, Perry writes, "This morning I woke up with Whitney 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... 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.


"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? 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. Until then, can we just pray for Krissi, and the Houston and Brown families?"


Perry visited Bobbi Kristina in the hospital in February (15) and he has given Bobby Brown access to his private jet so he could fly to see his daughter.