By Jessica Derschowitz
Updated July 18, 2015 at 03:39 PM EDT
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Tyler Perry is calling for the public to show “some decency and respect” as Bobbi Kristina Brown remains in hospice care.

Perry shared his plea for her family’s privacy in an update posted Friday on Facebook in which he also spoke about Brown’s late mother and his longtime friend, Whitney Houston.

“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.”

“It makes me sad to know that everybody wants to be the first to report something awful,” Perry added. “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?”

He finished by saying, “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?”

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was hospitalized after being found unresponsive in a bathtub in January. She was moved to hospice care last month.

You can read Perry’s full message below.