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Joe Jackson -- Spankings Kept Michael Out of Gangs

9/5/2010 11:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Jackson says his heavy parental hand kept Michael Jackson away from gangs.


The interview with Joe was shot by over the summer and will be used as part of a movie Katherine Jackson is producing with Howard Mann.

In the clip, an interviewer asks Joe what he thinks about Michael's past comments about Joe's parenting -- alluding to allegations of physical abuse. Joe says, "I had to be like that because when raising him, in those days, so many gangs out there getting into trouble, going to jail. Most of them are dead now. He didn't have to worry about that."

The interviewer also asked if Joe had any regrets, "No! They tried to make a big issue when I spanked Michael or some of the kids, ya know? Just like they didn't spank their kids when they did wrong. The media twists everything."



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keeping it real    

The man is a money hungry Monster! LAZY AS THEY GET! Never wanted to work, so he made up a a pony show called the Jackson 5! And beat them like they we're animals!

And even in one of his kids death, he is still in search of Fame and Bloody Money!!!!

Joe Jackson, Dina Lohan there all Lazy Ass Money grubbing Leaches!

And to Michaels mom! you should have stopped the beat downs. And stope thinking about gettting ****ed down!

1475 days ago


Joe.. I wish you could see this. Please stop trying to put yourself in the news and get in the will. or get money. No offense to MJ's kids. or any family that may take offense. But Joe, from my point of view...You seem to want fame and money. Your wrongful death suit... should have been filed alot closer to MJ's death instead of you promoting things. And I swear you said something recently that is going to help Conrad Murrays case... so stop talking. Go visit your son at Forest Lawns. take some flowers and atone dude. I wish you the best.

1475 days ago

fuck you     

**** you .. joe

1475 days ago


Beating him as a child did NOT keep him off drugs and did NOT keep him alive. "Most of them are dead now"? News flash, is Michael! Like every other abuser in the world, Joe Jackson is only trying to justify, explain, and trivialize his actions. Such a tragic waste of oxygen.

1475 days ago


People are a lot more informed on how to raise children today. Forty some years ago the "spare the rod spoil the child" theory was very popular. He wasn't the only father that spanked his kids it was normal for that period of time.

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1475 days ago


he's a pimp. nothing more, nothing less.

1475 days ago


Am I the only one who thinks of a garden slug whenever I see a photo of Joe Jackson? Nice hat, by the way.

1475 days ago


"Most of them are dead now. He didn't have to worry about that."

Last time I checked Michael is dead too.

1475 days ago


Am I the only one who thinks of a garden slug whenever I see a photo of Joe Jackson? Nice hat, by the way.

Posted at 7:52 AM on Sep 5, 2010 by Horndog

yep, he leaves a slimy trail just like a slug does too.

1475 days ago


THe MEDIA twists everything..I agree mostly, THATS why its SO EASY FOR JOE to GET AWAY NOW, just blaim it all on the media Joe. BRAVO! We don t go by THE MEDIA we go by MICHAELs words. And the worst about it is, to this day JOE shows NO REGRET.
HIt your children and treat them bad so they don t end up in a GANG...YEAH right JOE.
In case you didn t get a bucket yet, get one now before you watching this, you might get sick

Children need LOVE not beatings Mr. Jackson!

1475 days ago

get real    

Number 93.. Your right !!!! Most of the Gand members are Dead now or in Jail? Mjs Not dead Joe?

1475 days ago


" Most of the gang members are dead now " . And so is Michael, that resorted to drug use to numb himself from painful memories and feelings. This man is ignorant and primal.

1475 days ago


The media, TMZ, Joe Jackson and other vulture like creatures with their lies and crazy stories did accomplish one goal, they ALL are desentizizing the death of Michael Jackson.

Michael is gone now, never returning, PLEASE, PLEASE let Michael rest in peace. Michael left his music and interviews behind that he wanted his fans to enjoy. New movies and books are not paying a tribute to Michael, it's just a dirty display of pure greed by the same vulture like creatures. If that includes family...well so be it.

Maybe the fans should get together and pay tribute to Michael and show these same vultures what is means to care about someone without the almight $$$$$$ as a motivator.


1475 days ago


Every thing you have ever read or seen about these children's lives talks about how hard they worked to succeed (driven by a father who never succeeded. When did any of them have time for gangs. He did keep them out of gangs with beating, he kept them subservient with them.

This low life lizard looking creep should find a rock to crawl under and go away (notice I didn't say die just go away). Neither he nor any of his children are significant (except maybe Janet) any longer in entertainment. Even the fake reality show part of the family tried to put on was a bust (and every one can make it in a reality show). While I would love to keep up with some of this family I can do without Joe, Jermaine, Latoya and Randy (he is just about as big a loser as his father).

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