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MJ Fans -- Cemetery Ban Won't Stop Us

6/5/2010 4:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0406_mj_ex_tmz_01.jpgTMZ has learned tons of Michael Jackson fans are descending upon MJ's tomb on the 1-year anniversary of his death -- even though they've been banned from the mausoleum.

As we previously reported, Forest Lawn Cemetery -- where Jackson is entombed -- claims they've adopted a new policy in which security is instructed to remove anyone hanging out in front of the King of Pop's mausoleum.

But a rep for Justice4MJ -- the fan group organizing the mass pilgrimage -- tells TMZ they are "absolutely" still going to visit the singer's burial place on the big day .. June 25th.

A rep for Forest Lawn tells us they have not yet figured out how they plan to handle the MJ anniversary ... but they will work with the Jackson family and abide by their wishes.

As for the MJ fans, one member of the group tells us, "Nothing will stop us from being with MJ on the 25th!"


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People should be allowed to visit a gravesite and if this is handled correctly by security, then I don't see any real reason why fans shouldn't be allowed.

1600 days ago


I can see this kind of thing on his birthday but why on the anniversary he was murdered? Celebrate the right dates! RIP MJ. I will always love you but choose to celebrate your birthday instead. June 25 is a day I would much rather forget!

1600 days ago


You go girls and boys!!!
I would come there in a heartbeat if I lived a bit closer.. It's not funny to live all the way in Finland and miss all the action. But my heart and spirit is there with you guys.
Justice 4 MJ!

1600 days ago


I like the photos in the news about Michael. They are always with meaning...Lol...

1600 days ago


No sympathy for a man that paid off 2 boys for pedophile stuff! "Pedophile Awareness Day" June 25th.

1600 days ago


Via The Guardian

Michael Jackson's father is moving ahead with plans to build a museum – and possibly a casino – in the late singer's hometown of Gary, Indiana. Joe Jackson and mayor Rudy Clay announced yesterday that they were launching a feasibility study into a massive Jackson complex, including a museum, concert hall, performing arts centre, pavilion, and possibly a hotel, restaurant and gambling parlour.

In anticipation of the project, Gary's board of public works and safety has transferred a large swath of development property to the Jackson Family Foundation. The area measures around 300 acres and is located near a highway, sports stadium and golf course. If the town becomes the Jackson equivalent of Elvis Presley's Graceland, the board expects up to 750,000 visitors each year – and as much as $150m in annual revenue.

Similar construction projects have been suggested in California, where Michael Jackson spent much of his life, but Joe Jackson said Gary is where his son would have wanted his principal memorial. Michael and his siblings were all born in Gary, and Joe said he hoped the complex would provide thousands of jobs. "We're bringing something back," he said. Michael's mother, Katherine Jackson, has also allegedly approved the enterprise.

Not everyone in Gary is confident about turning the city into a mecca for Jackson fans, however. Local council member Carolyn Rogers said she had dinner with family representatives on Monday night, but "didn't get a lot of specifics". "In terms of having all the information that I need to say, 'Hey, this will work,' I can't say that at this point," she told the Indiana Post Tribune.

City officials estimate the project will cost about $300m. It could begin as early as next year. Officials hope to raise money through a combination of investors and donations from enthusiastic fans. Meanwhile, the city is planning to unveil a newly relocated Jackson monument, made of granite, at the singer's original family home. It is located, inevitably, on Jackson Street.


1600 days ago


Go guys and don't let anybody stop you!!

1600 days ago


@@@TMZ, MJ fans and MJ haters... We have a real crises in the Gulf with the "oil spill." Where are all the celebrities? If this oil spilled into Haiti beaches, there would have been millions donated! This my friends, is in our own back yard! We need money to help in the "clean up." All the celebrities are being "quiet." Why? We are losing our everything! Step up and get this party started! Save America...

1600 days ago


Michael Jackson's legacy continues to live on.

On the one-year anniversary of the King of Pop's death, the Jackson Family Foundation will be presenting "Forever Michael," a red carpet celebration event featuring performances honoring the late singer.

"The vision is to bring together Michael Jackson family members, celebrities, fans, supporters and the community to celebrate and honor his legacy," says VoicePlate Productions, the company producing the June 26 event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

The party will be open to the public – $500 for VIP tickets and $250 for general admission can be purchased on


1600 days ago


MJ have the most enthusiastic fans in the world, and that's the way IT SHOULD be, beacuse he deserve each and every one of them, being the most kind, sincere and loving celebrity in the world!

You go, guys! you have all my support, from the distance! I'm sorry i cant be there to comemorate with all of you, but I KNOW you will do a great job!I will light up candles and pray for his beautiful soul, though!

Long live THE KING!

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1600 days ago


Posted at 1:19 AM on Jun 5, 2010 by Pearl Jr

The shena****ns have been propagated by you, Pearl Jr., not justice4MJ members nor the fans who individually or collectively would like to visit Forest Lawn on June 25. Your shameless ebook which proposes "pseudocide" is the antithesis of what Michael's message was. Michael hated the lies that the press repeatedly told about him, and it was all to sell the name of the almighty dollar. You, Ms. Pearl, who so adamantly claim that you cared about Michael Jackson, are WORSE than those media outlets who publish propaganda and outright lies, but never knew him. You, Pearl Jr., do***ented some of his life, and therefore have to have known him on a semi-personal basis, yet you still profit in Michael Jackson's name after his death. Honestly, I don't know you can life with false hope to fans who are having a hard time letting go of Michael, fueling hope in this ridiculous lie of pseudocide, and simultaneously profitting from a dead man's name. Shena****ns, Pearl Jr., is your middle name.

1600 days ago


please tell me this isnt just for one day beacause if it is il miss out on it by a week!!!!! xx

1600 days ago


i can't believe that some comments in here are still trying to suggest that michael jackson was a pedophile who 'got away with it'. i don't know if it's ignorance or plain stupidity or what. just a reminder for all those who still think michael jackson bought himself out of this: NOT GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES!!!
as for the anniversary action: burn some tabloids and put it on youtube, that'll do! any 'official' action is only another part of the money machine surrounding anything michael jackson. peace.

1600 days ago

anne bont    

I would have loved being there. But it's too far for me.
I agree with you JLS n°3, .
I'm wondering if one day they will choose to open the cemetery few days a month.
Anne from France

1600 days ago
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