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MJ Auction -- Distasteful or Good Business?

6/11/2010 4:12 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Randy Jackson has been fighting like crazy to stop a flood of Michael Jackson memorabilia from hitting the auction block on the anniversary of MJ's death -- but the auction house is going full steam ahead.

MJ Auction
Randy has been on Twitter attack, calling the auction at  Planet Hollywood in Vegas "distasteful."

Darren Julien from Julien's Auctions claims it's pure coincidence the auction falls on June 25  -- "We have the same summer auction [of pop star memorabilia] at the same time every year."

Julien says the auction date can't be moved.  So there.





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61.

linny    

Randy said in his twitter remarks that michael didnt want these items auctioned and he stopped it last year so why were they not returned to him then? He also says katherine could put a stop to it and he has no real right to get involved with this, so come on katherine go collect your sons belongings and give them to his children,these precious items belong with them now not stangers.

1410 days ago
62.

Em    

Go to Julien's auction site and check out the event. It's no where near as "dramatic" as what TMZ is making it out to be. Michael is one of many music celebrities being represented although he does seem to be "featured". A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Michael's belongings are being donated to charities in his honor as well.



I do find it rather odd and distasteful that they would choose the 1 year anniversary of MJs death but this is business and it is a shrewd move.



As for Michael's children, I am sure they have more than enough "things" of their father's that will last a lifetime and beyond. He was quite the collector; this particular collection is a drop in the bucket. And I'm sure they'd give it all away if they could only have him back in their lives.

1410 days ago
63.

mysteria333    

GREED WILL ALWAYS LEAD THE WAY IN EVERYTHING. EVERYONE WHO CAN WILL TRY AND MAKE MONEY OFF OF mICHAEL JACKSON EVERYTHING. IF THEY ARE LIDITIMATE mJ ITEM, THEN THEY SHOULD GO TO HIS FAMILY. AND SELLING THEM ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HIS ALLEGED DEATH IS VERY DISTASTEFUL. FIRST PEOPLE CRUCIFY HIM ON FALSE EXTORTION CHARGES, I MEAN PEOPLE WHO NEVER STOOD UP FOR HIM, OR SPOKE OUT ON HIS BEHALF WHEN THIS NONSENSE WAS GOING ON. NOW THEY ALL WANT TO SELL ANYTHING MJ AND MAKE MONEY OFF OF HIS NAME. ITS DISGUSTING! I HOPE MJ RETURNS ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF HIS DEATH AND MAKES AN ASS OUT OF ALL OF THEM. I LOVE YOU MICHAEL SO VERY MUCH........WISDOM

1410 days ago
64.

mysteria333    

MICHAEL ITS BEEN ALMOST A YEAR NOW ITS TIME TO COME HOME TO THE BILLION PEOPLE THAT LOVE YOU. YOU ARE SO DIRELY MISSED. DON'T WORRY GOD HAS YOUR BACK.

1410 days ago
65.

CAA    

When you're dead.......most of your stuff gets sold......no matter who you were.
And so it goes.......

1410 days ago
66.

this...is...newsworthy?    

MJ Auction -- Distasteful AND Good Business?
so what else is new????
it's all part of SHOWbusiness... opportunistic leeches everywhere...
doesn't matter if it's MJ or not

1410 days ago
67.

igotfleasfromtmz    

This is the exact reason a JACKSON needs to be sitting right up close and personal with BRANCA... Well Mr. Branca you now acting as MJ agent- stop the auction. JOE you have nothing to lose here by stirring up these bee hives.

1410 days ago
68.

Debbie    

Darren and Martin, Thanks for what you are doing.



You have spent many month's organising this wonderful collection of Michael's items from many sources. Due to your diligence and business a***en,devoted fans of Michael will now be able to see, touch, photograph and even purchases a piece of him.



I for one, am thankful for this opportunity, and I look forward to finally meeting you both.



"It will all turn out like its supposed to, won't it Martin"?



AND Randy, when I first heard you were trying to get "the fans" into the cemetery, my opinion of you changed. When I later read, your were going to make personal financial benefit from this event, you lost 10 brownie points big time.



See you in Vegas :):):) See you in Vegas :):):) (That's for your Martin, to be sure, to be sure you see it..........LOL!!!!!



Ms D Jackson Auckland.



1410 days ago
69.

Debbie    

MMMMMM, that was meant to be "for you" Martin, not your...........sheeeeeeeeeeeesh!!



I wonder why the word A***EN was sensored??????????

1410 days ago
70.

cindee    



THIS IS AN INTERTVIEW WITH JULIEN'S
CONCERNING THE UP COMING AUCTION ,INTETESTING.........
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/6389589



1409 days ago
71.

cory    

OMER IS COMING!
Check out his new video, just in time for Michael's first anniversary, to give us a little lift.
OMER AKA O-BEE doing Michael
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P_25CiHq9M
ckeck him out at http://www.youtube.com/user/ObeeGalaxy



THIS LINK WORKS
PARIS doing OMER
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYLLd-R9YyE&feature=PlayList&p=ED2AF6CB70EA15CC&playnext_from=PL&index=3

1409 days ago
72.

Neliel    

Honestly, not that I'm being clean here.. But is money really everything?.. I mean come on, is fame really that hard to abandon?..If I were his wife or a family member, I won't ever sell anything that belongs to him. Not because of greediness but, it's a very irreplacable things that not anyone of us can replace, obviously. If I were in their situation, I would save and keep them to remember him as a husband, brother, father or son. Well a part of it is as a famous entertainer, but that was/is his career not the him inside.. I only want him to smile from the bottom of his heart and feel no worries in anything even just for a day.. And I will try my best to make that happen... How?.. A part of it is to wait patiently..

1408 days ago
73.

Della    

47.



@ Della:




I sincerely apologize for being a mean azz jerk yesterday.
I have those days sometimes and I make no excuses for it, other than the fact that I am a sinner in who was in need of a Savior.
I, too, am in recovery; Every minute of the day, every day of the week, every week of the month and every month of the year!!
Due to a life time of sin, everyday IS a struggle to maintain the image of Christ, who loves me regardless!!
However, I am held accountable for my un-Christ-like behavior, because I really do know better, so for that I apologize for being the azz ho that I use to enjoy being.
I won’t say I won’t do it again because I am in recovery!!
But you have a blessed weekend, girl!!
And keep up the good work you’ve been doing for the last 14 years!!



Posted at 7:30 AM on Jun 11, 2010 by WillOTheWisp
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WillO



I was not online this weekend and really tied up at work on Friday. I wanted to respond to your message. I do accept your apology and wanted to say that I do understand. If I said anything to offend you, I sincerely apologize to you as well.



I hope you enjoyed your weekend...



Take care...
God Bless...
Della

1408 days ago
74.

karol    

I was able to go to Planet Hollywood and see Michael Jackson's things. To me it was in good taste. It was very moving to me, and now I can watch the "This Is It" I bought months ago I have been unable to watch. And the Glove is not like that in the case,I have photo's. Everyone should see it, it was something to behold.

1400 days ago
75.

2dm    

yes,this is deceitful and disgusting...i really really respect RANDY for what he is trying to do...they just should respect his privacy..cause we will never know if he likes this to happen..there was never an auction for any of his stuff when he was alive...

1396 days ago
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