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'This Is It' Producers: No MJ Body Doubles

10/26/2009 2:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonThe people behind "This Is It" are furious over reports that the Michael Jackson featured in the movie is a body double -- claiming those reports are "pure garbage."

The controversy began earlier this month after Joe Jackson claimed the media was going to "tear this movie apart" -- and insisted it was "mostly body doubles."

But a rep from Sony -- co-producers of the flick -- tells TMZ, "This story is pure garbage and there are no body doubles.

Audiences will begin to see the film tomorrow and every time they see The King of Pop they will know that every frame is unquestionably Michael as he rehearses and prepares for the London concerts that were to have begun this past summer.
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Jen    

Oh, and by the way...NO...there were no "body doubles" in the movie, and no, he was NOT frail...like the autopsy stated, he was healthy, even for his size...he was 136 pounds, a healthy weight for him at his age and body size. He was never a very big guy. So all you skeptics out there, lay off. He looked great in "This Is It"...give the guy a break...he was 50 years old for pete's sake, spending the majority of his life in the public's eye. Other than problems sleeping and with stress, he still looked great. The creators of "This Is It" did a great job with what they had to pay an amazing tribute to an extremely talented music legend.

1771 days ago
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Mrznichy    

THAT IS ABSOLUTELY FALSE!!! I JUST WATCHED THE MOVIE... ITS DEFINATELY ALL MJ ALL THE TIME!!!! ONLY PART THERE WAS A DOUBLE WAS THE JUMPING OUT THE WINDOW SCENE... HERES MY REVIEW VIDEO OF THE FILM.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q16F-ExWowQ

1771 days ago
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alison    

omg who in gods name comes up with all this trash, michael was written about all his life and yes it made good headlines, sold tabloids (if thats what you call then)but what about the truth!!! he has been crucified in the press and its still going on. dont you think its time to leave him alone? i for one would like more news on all the wonderful things mj did in his life and please stop the witch hunt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1771 days ago
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Cautious    

Well it seems to me that Joe & LaToya are not happy with the producers who they feel contributed to MJ's sudden death.
This is what I think it's all about. There will be mixed feelings within the family without a doubt.
They will praise his legacy, but because of the way he died it will bring a difference in what or how they think things happened before he died. Same with MJ's fans - there will be mixed feelings too.

It did not have to happen that MJ died; it could have been prevented.

1771 days ago
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Princess Ali Baba    

saw the film OUTSTANDING and it's 100% MJ there is no double. He was amazing...

1769 days ago
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blackbeauty1962    

Let me say this i went to see THIS IS IT!Joe NEEDS TO SHUT THE HELL UP!Their was only 1 body double in the scene when he was doing smooth criminal jumping through the window the guy said it was him,other than that it was all Michael and he was amazing!at times he was singing but he wanted to save his voice.I am sure he could have done those 50 shows with no problem.His children will be very proud of him.The rumors that he was to weak & to skinny to do the shows LIES ALL LIES!Michael was an amazing performer & is still and will always be the KING OF POP!

1768 days ago
217.

mzkeishaala    

can someone explain to me what are doubles?

1766 days ago
218.

debbi    

i saw this fantastic movie!! and there's no "double" at all.... It's absolutely all MJ....

1758 days ago
219.

TEP    

There are doubles - you can tell by the shoulders = broad and narrow, the scull wide and narrow, hieght, hair line. many clues physically. but the eyes really give it away, also he has an extra energy when he moves and dances - like a pow factor

1465 days ago
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Julie     

The body double Joe was referring to is the one where "Michael" slides down the stairs in the Smooth Criminal part. That was the only double used. Trust me I've seen it like 20 times.

1464 days ago
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