Actress and film director Angela Bassett
Actress and film director Angela Bassett arrives at a gala event for the film "Selma" in Goleta, California December 6, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Klein Reuters/Phil Klein

Lifetime's Whitney Houston biopic created a lot of buzz online as it brings more than 200,000 searches on Google on Saturday, Jan. 17. Fans around the world couldn't help but react to the biopic with Houston's family not backing up the network's made-for-TV-movie.

The reportedly sub-par movie based on Whitney Houston's life is described as "disrespectful and dishonest" with the film featuring the singer snorting cocaine and leading a prayer circle after. Directed by actress Angela Bassett, "Whitney" chronicled the rise to fame of the singer and her volatile marriage to Bobby Brown from the beginning of their relationship to their early days of parenthood.

"If you watch this movie, watch it knowing that Lifetime is notorious for making bad biopics of deceased celebrities and brace yourself for the worst," according to Houston's sister-in-law Pat Houston posted on Rolling Stone. "You should not be surprised that someone decided to do a made-for-TV biopic. And, I might add, without the family's blessing and despite her mother's request to not do this movie. It happens every day."

The family believed that Whitney will not allow her story to be told by an inexperienced team who are only after the profit and prominence, and not for love, respect or honour. Whitney's "Waiting to Exhale" co-star, Angela Bassett, was accused of using her friendship with the "Bodyguard" actress to put film into production and legitimacy.

Actress Sherri Shepherd tweeted her reaction about the movie, questioning Whitney's choice of wearing a wig while making love to Bobby Brown, while Kathy Griffin thinks that it started out really well. Entertainment Weekly's recapper Erica Berlin revealed that the film is too Bobby-centric with the film focusing on the "sex and drugs" lifestyle of the singer.

Penned by Shem Bitterman, the controversial Whitney Houston biopic stars Yaya DaCosta as Whitney, Arlen Escarpeta as Bobby Brown, Yolanda Ross as Robyn Crawford, Mark Rolston as Clive Davis and Suzzanne Douglas as Cissy Houston. "Whitney" is scheduled to be aired again at 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19., for fans who missed out the premiere on Saturday.