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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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46.

Wow    

No fly zone Randy? News flash dude... this isn't Iraq buddy!

1872 days ago
47.

kitty    

they must have changed the picture because its not jermaine now. anyway that's all i have to say

except

love you michael! i never can say goodbye

1872 days ago
48.

mike    

Such BS this family sold the rits to A & E now it is being lowered $ MJ only let money to some so they are all bickering for $$$ & hungry . some are B R O K E & obviously desperate i hope A & E does not buy into the crap . MJ $ will make its way to all of them in due time ... watch
no wonder he hated his family poor guy should have done better for his kids leaving them with a stranger is better !!! what happened to his great nanny he had ??? they got rid of her

1872 days ago
49.

Jeff Spicoli    

Yo dawg.....yo dawg...listen here. I thought the video was a little weak but the captions were on target, not the best but pretty good. I think you need to relax a little and take a deep breath if your gonna stay in the competition. If you let the little things stress you out you'll never make it.

1872 days ago
50.

yup    

duh, you should have held the funeral indoors!

1872 days ago
51.

LucyInTheSky    

Well gee, if the public sees it for free now, who's going to pay
to see it later?

1872 days ago
52.

Janet    

I agree with Randy. The family needs a private moment with their loved one. It's been hard enough on them. I hope the media will respect Randy's wishes and stop showing it.

Think about it. We would all want some privacy for our family to grieve over a loved one.

1872 days ago
53.

THE CHILDREN ARE NOT BEING PROPERLY SUPERVISED...PERIOD!    

RANDY, YOU'RE GETTING LIKE JERMAINE, SEEKING ATTENTION, "GIVE IT A REST".

In two months people are not gonna know who you are.

BTW, your 15 minutes are about to be up.

RANDY, ITS NOT A BIG DEAL, SHUT THE HELL UP!

1872 days ago
54.

rs    

yes there is more footage some stupid ass took pictures of Blanket crying and plastered them all over the net. Damn we have all this condemnation for the Jackson's yet we are plastering pictures of Michael's children all over the net. These pictures were not taken during the funeral and I really think Randy should be more pissed about this.

1872 days ago
55.

michellefromAUS    

Randy Jackson...along with the rest of your family can go f**k themselves!

You use the media as a forum to make money following your own brothers death

You paid for your extravagant dinner last night out of this same brothers money
The fans are who gave the whole frigging lot of you an income and stuck by your BROTHER through thick and thin

You cant turn things on and off when it suits you
WTF are you to have a shot at anyone when you delayed your own brothers burial until you had confirmation your taped reality show had the go ahead and part of that new contract was BURIAL FOOTAGE
YOU ARE NOTHING BUT LOW LIVES AND MICHAEL COULDNT STAND ANY OF YOU
he only used you all at the trail then left and refused to see you for 2 years
frigging make me sick MJ is spinning in his grave
using his kids money,putting them through 3 services now and EXPOSING THEIR faces for the whole world to see
SHAME SHAME SHAME

I hope MJ fans BOYCOTT EVERYTHING JACKSON,SONY,AUG.ORTEGA.THE MOVIE
ALL OF IT PLEASE SHOW MJ THE RESPECT THESE PEOPLE DONT
PLEASE


1872 days ago
56.

NTL    

Does anyone actually give a damn about this funeral? Seriously. This man should have been buried no later than 2 or 3 days after death. Why they kept a body hanging out in a mortuary this long is beyond me. It's sick. Does the family really think he's that special? He was a has-been, hooked on drugs, with a questionable criminal history....a god he was not. Just a glorified bum past his prime. None of those Jacksons have worked an honest days work...ever. Just superficial entertainment crap, no actual 8-5 work, five days a week, 52 weeks a year job. They are a discombobulated clan, no normal direction or normal thought between them. Pathetic.

1872 days ago
57.

making a change    

TMZ HAS THE RIGHT PICTURE ITS RANDY!!!! Jermaine was never bald. You guys are thick.

BLAH BLAH BLAH


1872 days ago
58.

LucyInTheSky    

Good a nice close up picture of Randy Jackson.
Here meet the man.

1872 days ago
59.

Michelle    

I love the jacksons, But come on now if they didn't want it to be televised they shouldn't have given permission to air even a small piece of the ceremony. And how could he say the family wanted something that wasn't public to the media when theres talk now about the ceremony being aired on A&E and then released on DVD. It just seems to me that they want money anyway they can get it and hes just mad that the public got to see some of it for free. And its not like anything was really shown, Its not like we heard any of the speeches or heard gladys knight singing so i don't know why hes so mad.

1872 days ago
60.

Marty from Modesto    

I think they are trying to cover something up.

Did anyone else notice how, um, awkward MJ's oldest son was walking?

Me thinks he was drunk or loaded at the funeral. Check out when he fist climbs out of the Limo, then watch him staring into outerspace and then jumping up and running out of view on other shots.

1872 days ago
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