As the public struggled to cope with news of Whitney Houston’s untimely passing, many were disappointed to learn the Houston family decided to film a reality show. The show, “Houstons: On Our Own,” which premieres tomorrow on lifetime, was criticized for exploiting the family’s grief and capitalizing on Whitney Houston’s name.
On the eve of the show’s debut, Pat Houston opened up to BET.com about criticism that the show is inappropriate. She said:
There will be some that will have much to say — that will never stop. There will always be naysayers as it relates to what people should do. What is the timeline for anyone that wants to do something? Who do we owe our allegiance to? Do we live our lives for someone else or do we live by our own standards? We’re just a typical family, another family that is in a situation. We’re just living life one day at a time, just moving on like any other family would do.
She added: “We’ve been under the microscope for a very long time so it’s really nothing new for cameras to be following us.”
While the show seems to center on the drama surrounding Bobbi Kristina’s much-talked about relationship with Nick Gordon, Pat Houston maintains the main focus will be family.