Jackson’s father plugs company after Michael’s death

joe_jacksonMichael Jackson’s father, Joe Jackson, 79, said he had a “statement” to make while he was being interviewed for CNN on the red carpet at the Black Entertainment Awards. Instead of talking about Michael, he stunned viewers by promoting his new record company. “This is a real good statement here,” Joe said. “Marshall [he motioned to a man who was standing next to him on the red carpet] and I have — we own a record company. Talking about Blu-ray technology. That’s the next step.” Jackson seemed surprisingly composed just three days after the death of his second youngest son, whom he used to call “Big Nose.” It’s well known that upon reaching adulthood, Michael had a series of plastic surgeries to reduce his nose, until it was almost non-existent. Michael had publicly stated that when he was a child, his father would beat and humiliate him if he missed a note. Joe Jackson has acknowledged he whipped his children but refuses to consider it abuse. Michael Jackson’s mother is seeking custody of Michael’s three children, but considering she was unable or unwilling to protect her nine children from her husband’s abuse, it might be preferable if they find another home with people who will not only love, but protect them as well. It’s believed the mother of the two first born children, Debbie Rowe, may seek custody.

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  1. sk8tergirl • June 29, 2009 @ 11:19 AM

    I found it sad that he didn’t seem troubled by his son’s death. And notice how he says, “We’ve lost a superstar,” but he doesn’t say that he lost his son?

  2. Nancy • June 29, 2009 @ 1:05 PM

    I don’t see where he said “We’ve lost a superstar”…something is missing here…??

  3. mandee • June 29, 2009 @ 2:50 PM

    must have been on tv. yeah, its crazy that someone could lose a child and just not care at all. and to talk about his own company? thats ridiculous. im surprised a mother would allow someone to hurt her children like that, or belittle them to the point that he kept going for surgery until his nose was basically non existent. some people should just never be parents.

  4. lily • June 29, 2009 @ 4:15 PM

    The man’s a pig to have treated his son so disgustingly and then to exploit his death with such shameless greed. Agree totally with last lines of article and hope like h*ll that MJs children do not go to this horrible home.

  5. Jo-Anne • June 29, 2009 @ 4:46 PM

    yes mandee, some people should never be parents, but unfortunately they will be…

    JJ is a poor excuse for a human being, this article is a huge insult/in your face for the rest of the Jackson family, sometimes I think certain “news” is best left unreported…

    at the very very least, I hope we see the 3 kiddies placed in a loving home and given the chance all children should have to be raised with good parent(s)…

  6. Carol • June 29, 2009 @ 5:13 PM

    He’s a mean man, but let’s not forget, two other big icons passed away last week, and all 3 that died open doors in different ways. They are really going into overkill on this. Don’t get me wrong, it is sad, and I hope his kids have a normal childhood that he was not able to have, but enough is enough already.

  7. mandee • June 29, 2009 @ 6:50 PM

    i agree. how come theres not more news or tributes on ed or farrah??

  8. cymore33 • June 29, 2009 @ 8:04 PM

    i am just here to express my simpathy to the surving family. mr. michael jackson was an icon/legend. all of us were part of his music history. but never theless he was also a father. my prayer are with him and his kids.

  9. donpmungai • June 30, 2009 @ 5:31 AM

    Michael is on record as having said that at one point in his life, he was soo repulsed by his father that he felt like throwing up when he saw him, i felt the same way when i had him using the public intrest in his sons death to promote his company, Michael Jacksons dad is heartless.

  10. tributegirl • June 30, 2009 @ 9:50 AM

    cymore33, you are right, we all are part of Michael’s music history. That’s a really nice way to put it!
    I think Joe is a disgusting man, and I’m hoping that maybe he’s just in shock and trying to get his mind off his loss. But somehow I doubt it.

  11. dhonyah • June 30, 2009 @ 8:32 PM

    Yes two others passed and it is all sad.But on the world than Charlie’s Angel’s and Publisher’s Clearinghouse?

  12. dhonyah • June 30, 2009 @ 8:35 PM

    Some of my comment was left out.
    What I said is:
    It is sad for anyone who passes away Maybe Michael’s life made more of an impact than Charlie’s Angels and Publisher’s Clearinghouse???

  13. tributegirl • July 1, 2009 @ 11:00 AM

    Agreed, I think his life did make more of an impact on people, not to mention his death was much more of a shock, Farrah had been fighting cancer for the last few years and we all knew it was coming to the end for her, Ed was an old man, his death was unexpected but not such a shock.

  14. tributegirl • July 1, 2009 @ 2:27 PM

    Actually, Farrah being in the news lately has made me wonder how Patrick Swayze has been doing.

  15. Nancy • July 1, 2009 @ 3:38 PM

    I’m sorry but I have been expecting Patrick Swayze’s death for awhile now…Farrah’s as well.

  16. Nancy • July 1, 2009 @ 6:21 PM

    Sorry to say it but I’ve been expecting to hear sad news about Patrick Swayze for awhile now…with Farrah as well.

  17. tributegirl • July 1, 2009 @ 7:01 PM

    Same here, and I’ve always LOVED Patrick. Actually I’m very surprised he is still around.

  18. grace p • July 3, 2009 @ 1:52 AM

    I’ve heard that on CNN, he was being interviewed before the BET awarding. I noticed the lack of concern and sadness when he talked about Michael. He was more focused on how Michael is globally popular. No wonder, this response only confirms the misery Michael has been talking about. I think the father doesn’t have the talent and genius so he scooped it all out from Michael to fullfil his frustrations. Poor Michael, he didn’t deserve this kind of dad. Look at Joe’s face, feel something?

  19. lily • July 3, 2009 @ 6:34 AM

    I’d love to see an update on Patrick here. He’s always been one of my faves. The last pictures I saw were terrible, it looked like he was really suffering.

  20. tributegirl • July 3, 2009 @ 9:46 AM

    I know, lily, the last pictures I saw were pretty bad.
    grace, agreed, I think Joe took his frustration at his own lack of talent out on his children and forced them to be as perfect as possible.

  21. Stephie • July 4, 2009 @ 12:40 PM

    What an evil sick man.

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