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2012
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Did Oprah Drop The Ball In Interview With Bobbi Kristina & Family?

Bobbi Kristina & Oprah. Photo: Essence.com


It has just been a month since we lost Whitney Houston...and here was the Oprah interview with Bobbi Kristina, Whitney's daughter, and her family. Perhaps it was too soon.

Oprah did not take the gloves off like she did when Ice Cube was on her show years ago. This interview seemed like the Michael Jackson special interview in 1993 where she tossed up softball questions and did not follow through.

Bobbi Kristina & Oprah. Photo: Essence.com

Bobbi Kristina & Oprah. Photo: Essence.com

This is why I sometimes miss Bryant Gumbal. He wouldn't let you off and by the way he asked the question, it still made the person seem intelligent and comfortable, even when grilling him.

Make no mistake, I did not want Bobbi Kristina getting grilled.  I just feel it was too soon to do the interview.  She has had her own demons, and if this is therapy to talk to Oprah, then that is fine.

The interview was to make us see Whitney in a different light but aside from her singing "Happy Birthday" to her daughter, looking precious, but it didn't do that.

I just hope that there isn't too many more interviews.  Let her heal in private.  We may want to know how she is handling it, but do we really need to know?

What did you think of the Oprah/Bobbi Kristina interview?-DocFB

Comments (8)
  1. made me shed a tecla..atuarly the end of 24 deserves a lot of tears!Why did it end?Damn it! I don’t think I can live without jack…i can’t imagine my life without him,,,

  2. I did not feel that either Patricia or Gary where being truthful in their answers!! When Oprah asked about Bobby Brown I felt that Gary was being less than truefel when he said he didnt know why Bobby Brown left the funneral.

  3. man, she sure did not get mom’s looks? she looks like a mix of Bobby and Mike Tyson (i know that is mean but i’m just being honest)

  4. I thought it interesting that Whitney’s daughter didn’t sit on the “couch” w/ Oprah. Bobbi Kristina looked “fidgety” and Oprah looked a bit awkward as well “interviewing” her. Her Aunt Pat was directly behind Oprah facing Bobbi Kristina throughout the interview. All in all, interviewing Whitney’s daughter was most likely premature abd served no real purpose other than to “show” how well this young lady is coping. Truthfully, it is entirely too soon to tell how well she will be able to cope with the most central figure in her young life.

    On the other hand, Patricia Houston as well as Gary Houston’s interview honored Whitney without “canonizing” her. They have a great deal of grace about them.

    Hopefully, this mournful tale of the “loss” of such a talented, flawed and beautiful being will be heeded and the boundries will be put down, firmly, to secure and cement a healthy, happy future for her daughter.

  5. ” I just hope that there isn’t too many more interviews. Let her heal in private. We may want to know how she is handling it, but do we really need to”

    I agree 1000% with this! But I hope there aren’t ANY more interviews. Leave the family alone and let the woman rest in peace.

  6. No. Oprah showed the grieving family respect and dignity. I think she conducted a fine interview.

  7. I think the interview was just fine. They are a grieving family and Ophrah showed them the respect and dignity they deserve.

  8. I think based on how soon it was she chose not to ask Bobbi Kristina certain questions. At the same time they signed up for the interbiew. Noone knows what was off limts in terms of questiions etc.


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