Amy Winehouse’s Family Slams Documentary as ‘Misleading,’ ‘Unbalanced’

Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse’s family have spoken out against an upcoming documentary that follows the late singer’s life, blasting it as “misleading.”

The family issued a statement to People saying they would like to “disassociate themselves from the forthcoming film,” titled “Amy” and directed by Asif Kapadia.

“It is both misleading and contains some basic untruths,” reads the statement.

“The narrative is formed by the testimony of a narrow sample of Amy’s associates, many of whom had nothing to do with her in the last years of her life,” it goes on. “Counter views expressed to the filmmakers did not make the final cut.”

The family originally backed the film, but it’s not the first time they’ve come out against it. Amy Winehouse’s father, Mitch Winehouse, previously raised complaints about the documentary.

“I felt sick when I watched it for the first time,” he told the Sun. “Amy would be furious. This is not what she would have wanted.”

Amy Winehouse died in 2011 from alcohol poisoning at the age of 27. The first trailer for the film debuted this month and showed the singer talking about her career and fame.

“Amy” is set to make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival in May.

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    1. dave says:

      Amy used balance and equation to work everything out in her life . She was given a choice. Death or death 💀. The same choice I was given by the French when I ran from my maker . Amy lived passed her death until I caught her up in the street and failed to read the signs . She was looking for answers to the mistreatment of her daughter thinking she had taken after her mother .i never saw her again .

    2. The Editor says:

      Reblogged this on Music Suite.

    3. Atomic Fury says:

      Well, I suppose I would be dismissive of such a documentary too if I were a blood-sucking, exploitative Father of a deceased, tattooed, drug-using slut of a daughter. Truth isn’t always comfortable.

      • Big Daddy D says:

        Bloodsucking exploitative father..check…tattoos were her personal is being a”slut” and a drug user. The drug use is well known, do you have any proof of her being a slut??

    4. Big Daddy D says:

      I was always a fan of her music. Her talent is aorely missed. I, also, can’t speak out positively about her family, though. I found her father to be quite a tool…living off the legacy of his daughter. He’s a leech, IMHO.

    5. IT 2 IT says:

      POP culture now is close to 100% sheer necromancy.

      Just what the social engineers were aiming for.

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