Backlash

Amy Winehouse’s family slams ‘misleading’ documentary

Michael Nagle/The New York Times

The family of late singer Amy Winehouse lashed out on Sunday at the producers of a documentary set to debut next month at the Cannes Film Festival. The film, titled Amy, originally had the blessing of Winehouse’s surviving relatives. But in a statement, family members say they want to “disassociate themselves from the forthcoming film” due to “misleading” content and “basic untruths.” Winehouse, a Grammy-winner, died tragically at 27 of alcohol poisoning in 2011. In an interview, Winehouse’s father, Mitch, unloaded on the film, saying, “I felt sick when I watched it for the first time. Amy would be furious. This is not what she would have wanted.” A spokesperson for the film responded to the criticism and said producers “approached the project with total objectivity.”

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