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Randy Jackson: Don't Air Footage of MJ's Funeral

9/4/2009 10:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Randy Jackson is furious footage of Michael's funeral at Forest Lawn is being broadcast all over the world, saying it was a private event and not meant for the public to see.

Jackson just released a scathing statement condemning those who violated the no-fly zone over Forest Lawn last night -- asking all media organizations to refrain from airing any more footage of the event.

Here's Randy's full statement:

"As a family, we are all aware of how Michael's life, and his death, touched so many around the world. It is why we held a public memorial in my brother's honor.

And it is the reason we chose to release a small amount of footage leading up to yesterday's ceremony at Forest Lawn.

I was dismayed last night and again today at the coverage I saw on television of our ceremony for Michael. We had asked the media to respect the privacy and the sanctity of this event; to give us one moment of privacy to mourn as a family out of the public spotlight.

Unfortunately, despite a no-fly zone around Forest Lawn, many media organizations decided to ignore our wishes. They employed helicopters that not only surreptitiously recorded our private family ceremony, but also severely disrupted it.

I therefore ask today that media organizations airing helicopter footage of the ceremony we held for my brother immediately pull that footage from their air and refrain from airing it in the future


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Man in black with the cool shade on. With the effect on the shady background. You're the man.

1846 days ago


Did anyone read the sun paper go to and read it it they are say that they are bring MJ back to life he to is proform at his tribute concert. it say and techology to bring him back to life on stage and Jermarine will stand along side the projeected andJanet was try to get over her brother death she can on believe it. I would like see that use he was never die.

1846 days ago

Look at all the WJ spermette cheerleaders on TMZ. WJ rahrahrah!    

jacko da man of da drugs

1846 days ago


Extactly. If the funeral supposed to be private, why did the Jacksons announced the funeral plan to the public? If the funeral supposed to be private, why did the Jacksons let the public know when and where the funeral to be held? If the Jacksons really meant "privacy" why didn't they have the service indoor?
I felt sorry for the Jacksons on 7/7/09 but now I despise them for their greed. Aren't they supposed to grief about losing MJ?! How come J and J look so happy?! The behavior just out of the ordinary for people who just lost the loved one.

1845 days ago

Who Cares reads a wonder    

To Della post 1987 & 1988,,7:19am=PM.Propofol slowly down ,walked among them,to the light,right now with you.Hanh Phuong a smile 4 me 4 u.////pm is getting better.

1837 days ago


The reason no one in his family is sad about MJ dying is because he is still alive.

1832 days ago
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