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MJ Cemetery Charging 3 Bucks to Leave Gifts

9/15/2010 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It's gonna cost Michael Jackson fans if they want to continue leaving gifts inside the King of Pop's mausoleum -- because TMZ has learned the cemetery is now charging a special $3 MJ delivery fee.

Michael Jackson mausoleum gift fee.

According to sources at the infamous burial space, Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, CA has decided to take down the stage where fans were previously allowed to place gifts -- and are now enacting a new gifting policy ... so long as fans pay the price and abide by the rules.

Effective immediately, cemetery staff will take gifts for MJ inside the mausoleum -- where fans are still forbidden from setting foot -- for a $3 fee ... oh yeah, as long as those gifts are flowers.

Anything else -- teddy bears, posters, picture frames, candles -- will get dumped ... and if they run out of space inside, we're told excess gifts will have to brave the elements outside.

UPDATE: The cemetery tells us "Anyone who purchases flowers, for any decedent, can request that the arrangement purchased at Forest Lawn is to be placed at an interment site."


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Chico    

FL should donate the gifts to MJ's favorite charities instead of dumping them, as TMZ put it. MJ would have told them to do so.

1499 days ago
2.

lalalalala    

that random fog looks like a ghost

1499 days ago
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Phreaky    

Awww that's so cute - ANOTHER person/group found a way to make money off him. smh
Disgusting

1499 days ago
4.

TDCAU    

Michael pls come back shamoneeeeeeeee!!!
I love you so much :)))

1499 days ago
5.

Missing Michael    

Forest lawn has always had a $3.00 delivery fee for thier flowers. Its posted in the brochure and online. They have made exceptions for the fans during the fist year for MJ fans. Fans gave FL a hard time about the green so now they get their wish and all gifts will go inside.

It is not up to forest lawn to foot the expense of storing or desposing hundreds if not 1000's of gifts and I dont blame them for no longer catering to the fans becuase some of these groups have given FL a hard time and also did not act appropriatley or follow the policies of visitors on the property _ One group in particlular were yelling and making a an embarrasing scene at FL- I belive it is their contstant demands and innapropriate behaviour at FL ruined it for all the fans.

It makes me very sad that it has come to this but these fans only have thier selves to blame. Regardless our dear Michael's body is resting in peace and his spirit is safe and away from all this madness.

1499 days ago
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natasha    

That's lame but FL doesn't have to even be doing this so i guess it's betetr than nothing and people have to remember there are other people resting in there not only michael.

1499 days ago
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natasha    

Forest lawn has always had a $3.00 delivery fee for thier flowers. Its posted in the brochure and online. They have made exceptions for the fans during the fist year for MJ fans. Fans gave FL a hard time about the green so now they get their wish and all gifts will go inside.

It is not up to forest lawn to foot the expense of storing or desposing hundreds if not 1000's of gifts and I dont blame them for no longer catering to the fans becuase some of these groups have given FL a hard time and also did not act appropriatley or follow the policies of visitors on the property _ One group in particlular were yelling and making a an embarrasing scene at FL- I belive it is their contstant demands and innapropriate behaviour at FL ruined it for all the fans.

Posted at 1:07 AM on Sep 15, 2010 by Missing Michael
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That's horrible, fans have to be respectful of being a cememtray. They are lucky to even get this close to michael bless his soul. Thanks for the info as usual i see TMA wants to stir up dramam for no reason.

1499 days ago
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osteenq    

People need to get lives and stop dumping their garbage on the graves of other people's dead relatives.

1499 days ago
9.

Mo    

Quote from http://flowershop.forestlawn.com/flower_faq.asp

What are your delivery fees?

A delivery fee of $3.00 for placement orders within the Forest Lawn grounds is included in the cost of our online products. For delivery outside of Forest Lawn, please call 1-800-204-3131 and ask to speak to the Flower Shop.

1499 days ago
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Criss    

Maybe it's me, but I don't get the point of leaving "gifts" in the first place. It's not like he's gonna get them.

1499 days ago
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jen    

"Stright up pimping". Do you speak that way in real life dude? Who do you think has to clean up all that crap the freaks leave? Tell you what, you assclowns that bitch and moan should go every week and clean it up for free.

1499 days ago
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brillyjo    

in refer to the comment of "Posted at 1:35 AM on Sep 15, 2010 by TiffC"

GO TO F.... O....

stop with MJ'S HATER!!!STOP WITH THIS S....
TMZ..DO SOMETHING!I CANNOT SIGNAL inappropriate comments..
tmz!!!!!

STOP WITH HATE STOP STOP STOP!!

1499 days ago
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Why oh Why?    

@ Missing Michael

Well said! Fully agree. The fans need to be responsible for their actions. Yelling and writing on the tomb is NOT a way to get respect. There are other people buried there. Seems to me they think it´s their own playground....

Don´t turn this against the cemetery. They have an obligation to all the other people visiting, too.

1499 days ago
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Karolina    

My Dear and Sweet Michael,


I just LOVE all those pictures (and video's) , I love it, love it, love it and love it so so much...:) and You know why..

with LOVE

Karolina

1499 days ago
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Lord Snooty    

Every individual who is so stupid to give gifts to this wormfeast of a creep deserves to pay big time so I say : good work cemetery !!!

1499 days ago
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