No offense to his fans but most of them can be the biggest drama queens and kings ever. I was not looking forward to the interview when I first heard of it because of Oprah’s past remarks on Michael. I know for a fact that Michael was angry when Lisa Marie Presley and her racist mother Priscilla were on Oprah months after Michael was vindicated and trashed the man. I know how Michael felt about Oprah and when she had the nerve to interview the Jackson family in 2010, I wanted to scream. Even Randy was having a fit tweeting on his twitter account that Michael would have never let his children be interviewed by that woman among other things. Before the interview was set to air, a group of Michael Jackson fans released a press release stating that Oprah was exploiting Michael’s death.
Horatio Nelson once said, “Desperate affairs require desperate measures.” Judging by the recurring headlines detailing OWN Network’s dismal performance after a year and a half on the air, you must be looking for those “desperate measures”.We can’t help but notice the irony of the current situation: the man you spent the better part of the last decade, bashing and stopping short of labeling a child molester, is the very man’s name and progeny, you are now using to salvage your sinking network. No doubt, at the top of OWN TV’s Rescue List would be a repeat of HIStory?Remember in 1993, your Oprah show experienced record ratings, over 100 millions viewers tuned in, to watch you interview the world’s biggest superstar, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.
While you were a somewhat hot commodity in the United States then, Michael Jackson introduced you to an international audience.
When a few years later, Mr. Jackson had sex abuse allegations leveled against him, we all watched in dismay you turned on him, appointed yourself judge and jury, deciding even before evidence was presented in court, that he MUST be guilty of the charges. After a jury of his peers rejected those accusations and returned a NOT GUILTY verdict on ALL counts, you continued to openly question his innocence with snide remarks, and demonized him to your audience and guests.
You have made it very clear, whether by airing “Is Michael Jackson Guilty?” show during jury deliberations or molestation shows before or after interviewing members of Mr. Jackson’s family, that Lady O’s opinion is more important than those 12 jurors who sat through the grueling trial.
Randy Jackson, younger brother of Mr. Jackson confirmed in a 2010 interview, that Mr. Jackson was well aware of your smear campaign and your dubious attitude towards him.
Though he never made his feelings about you public, his brother reiterated, “She [Oprah] is the last person on earth he [Michael Jackson] would want around his children.”
Having crowned yourself a “child defender”, we find it distasteful, disgraceful and hypocritical, that you are now using grieving children, whose father you tried to sway a jury to send behind bars, when it suits you.
Few in the media have called out your shameful exploitation and hypocrisy, but we applaud the few who did.
Those Who Remember."
was a flawed human being in a lot of ways, but one thing he seemed to get right was shielding his kids from the prying eyes of the paparazzi. So why is it suddenly okay to exploit his daughter for publicity?
14-year-old is on ‘s OWN network this coming Sunday to discuss the loss of her father and her own budding acting career. This seems like a savvy move to revive the network’s flagging ratings, as well as help introduce Paris to the world. In a handshake deal with the devil, Oprah will receive $1,000 for each tear she coaxes the bereaved child to shed into her waiting bosom. Ka-ching!
Am I the only one who finds this super gross? Please excuse my pearl-clutching response, but Michael Jackson’s dying wish was basically that his kids be able to have normal childhoods and grow up outside the spotlight. (You know, the spotlight…that thing that drove him insane and ultimately killed him.) And sure, Paris may be doing this interview voluntarily, but is a 14-year-old really mature enough to be held responsible for her own self-exploitation? I mean, I wanted to do all sorts of dumb shit at age 14, but my parents said no, because that was their job. Step it up, guardians of Paris Jackson.I think her aunt needs to take the wheel here, because she’s the only one who seems to have the child’s best interests in mind. As she told Oprah:
I told her I thought she should enjoy being a kid, possibly go to college–or not–but wait till she turns 18.Word."
Unlike her sister Genevieve (her brothers Randy Jr. and Donte go to college), Stevanna was smart enough to know that she is probably not a singer and should stick to academics. Stevanna graduated from Harvard University and her mother Eliza, brother (on her mother’s side), a few members of her family from her mother’s side and her grandfather, Joe Jackson, were at the graduation ceremony. I guess he came because he was proud of his granddaughter and that he represented the family. However, Randy was not there.
If the main attraction which is not Jermaine, but Michael, is not there, then no one will be there. Who is a diehard fan/stan for any of those brothers? Not me and not anyone I know personally. The brothers are Michael’s brothers and that is their fame today. Forty years ago, when they were on the radio and had fans because of their music and not because of whom they are related to, people cared and wanted to see them perform. Now, who wants to see them perform? The ticket sales are not selling because the main reason why they exist died nearly three years ago. Who cares what these guys do? Yes, Tito and Marlon are grandparents and yes, Jackie has a son who raps. Yes, Jermaine is still flirting with fans who are not his wife, Halima Rashid. Yes, Jackie still looks great for 61. Their children are more of an interest than they are. This is the reality that they are not getting.
All of the videos came from youtube.com
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