Amy Winehouse’s Dad Blasts Director’s Oscar Win
Amy Winehouse’s father has slammed filmmaker Asif Kapadia after winning the Best Documentary Oscar for his project about the late singer.
Mitch Winehouse has not been a fan of Kapadia’s since the first time he watched Amy, which documents the tragic star’s rise to fame and her battle with drink and drugs, which led to her untimely death in 2011.
He subsequently vowed to make a new film to show Amy and her family in their true light as he was upset with his depiction in the movie.
“We’re going to invite everyone that’s spoken on the other film and we’re not going to edit it, like they’ve edited me, and we’re going to tell the truth about Amy’s life because this is not,” he told British talk show Loose Women.
Winehouse continued to take aim at Kapadia online after Amy was nominated for an Academy Award in January, but that didn’t stop the filmmaker from praising the “Rehab” hitmaker in his acceptance speech on Sunday.
“This film is about Amy and showing the world who she really was, not the tabloid persona,” he said. “We just wanted to make a film to show the world who she really was.”
However, Winehouse was still not impressed and took to Twitter to blast the documentarian’s win.
“Always proud of my baby,” he wrote. “Amy will not get an oscar though. Just Asif Kapadia. That is what this is all about…Asif. He’s fooled everybody.”
“I am not changing my stance just because film won Oscar [sic],” he added. “It’s a negative, spiteful and misleading portrayal of Amy. We will fix this.”
After his Twitter rant, many social media users responded to Winehouse and took issue with his messages.
One follower called out Winehouse as “Fame hungry,” while another criticized him for his stance on the film, writing, “@mitchwinehouse its [sic] not negative of Amy, it’s negative of you!!! That’s why you’re hurting. It shows love for Amy. Look up the meaning!”