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MJ Fans: Oprah's Molestation Show Is No 'Coincidence'

11/3/2010 8:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

An official MJ fan group ain't buying Oprah's "purely coincidental" excuse -- telling us, they are "angry and disappointed" that she's airing her interview with MJ's kids days after a special on child molestation.

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A rep for the Official Michael Jackson Fans of Southern California tells TMZ, “We are both angry and disappointed in Oprah’s constant need to reference child molestation shows prior to airing Michael Jackson related episodes.  Her tone seems to speak volumes.”

Oprah called the whole thing "purely coincidental" ... but MJ fans aren't convinced. The rep adds, “How can something so obvious be a coincidence?"

As we previously reported, Oprah's big interview with Michael Jackson's children is scheduled to air next Monday -- three days after Friday's big show ... entitled "200 Adult Men Who Were Molested Come Forward."


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mjlover456    

The fact is if Kate hadn't exploited Michael's underage kids for hers and Joseph's own benefit and drama, Oprah could not have done ANYTHING. If you're all gonna accuse someone of doing wrong by Michael Jackson, I think you should start at the core of the problem. That Jacksons are who made this happen, not Oprah. JMO.

Posted at 5:35 AM on Nov 4, 2010 by BarbieJean

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EXACTLY! Thanks, that´s what I´ve said all along.
Why do you all turn on Oprah? She is a businesswoman!! She has not gotten to where she is by being nice and conciderate and feeling sorry for people. She does what it takes to get viewers and the MJ3 are every TV-channels dream!

If Katherine hadn´t allowed it, there would have been no discussions, no problems, no money for Oprah, and the kids would have stayed safe and protected, just like Michael wanted. One day they get to choose themselves - but wait till then to exploit them!!

Posted at 7:11 AM on Nov 4, 2010 by Kaprifol

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This whole situation is 100% THE JACKSON'S FAULT, not Oprah's. She (or any other member of the media) should have NEVER been allowed ANYWHERE NEAR THESE KIDS!!! How on God's green earth could Katherine Jackson EVER think that this would be OK &/or in line with MJ's wishes for his kids???!!! This should NOT be an issue, BECAUSE THESE KIDS SHOULD HAVE NEVER BEEN INTERVIEWED OR PUT IN THIS POSITION TO BEGIN WITH!!! I'm just so scared for the future of the kids. The Jackson Family's behavior and choices are REVOLTING.

To quote MJ: "I'm raising my children different from how I was raised; I was raised a "Jackson", but my personal family [my kids] are being raised different, they are "Michael Jackson's."

It makes me sad because I do not see how there is anyway MJ's wish for his kids will come true and I fear they too will end up being "Jackson's" and becoming everything MJ deplored & was determined to steer them away from. I PRAY I AM WRONG.

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1447 days ago
302.

Wendy Darling    

Michael Jackson is and will always be the greatest ambassador, entertainer, visionary, humanitarian, song writer, film maker, director, dancer, genius, rages to riches story to ever grace this planet! Oprah on the other hand may have millions of dollars. She may have had her talk show for 25 yrs, and her magazine that no one reads. However, she will never achieve the super stardom and unbelievable world wide acclaim that Micheal has. When her talk show is over no one will care. Michael will forever be adored, cherished, listened to and read for centuries to come. His mission to, "Heal the World" and make it a better place will never die. He will be forever studied and known for his extreme talents, and giving heart. Love, that is what Michael is about! That my dearest friends never dies! Oprah is jealous of what she cannot and will never be, a truly HUMBLE LOVING GIVING GRACIOUS HUMAN BEING with the true love of Jesus Christ. God Bless You.

1447 days ago
303.

mjlover456    

Posted at 8:10 AM on Nov 4, 2010 by cory

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According to Gayle King (on her radio show) Oprah did NOT "court" or seek out the Jackson's in any way, it was Marc Schaffel (porn producer/KJ biz partner) who CONTACTED the Oprah team.

Oprah & her team were planning an episode on "Teen Heartthrobs" (which coincidentally aired today) and when Oprah was a kid her "crush" was Jackie Jackson. The ONLY call Oprah's team made was to Jackie to see if he would participate.

Days later the Oprah producer assigned to the Jackie Jackson segment received a phone call and faxed letter from Marc Schaffel on behalf of Joe & Katherine Jackson pitching an interview for KJ's book about MJ. THE OPRAH TEAM REJECTED THE PITCH FROM MARC SHAFFEL, JOE, & KJ saying thanks but no thanks.

A few days after Oprah's team turned them down Marc Schaffel contacted them again to say that "Mr. & Mrs. Jackson would 'sweeten' the deal and allow Oprah an 'exclusive' interview w/ the children of MJ if she would agree to feature KJ on her show." According to Gayle, there was MUCH debate between the producers whether or not to do the show. Gayle said the Oprah team is taking great care in the way they are featuring the kids. She said Schaffel made it clear to producers that the Jackson's were willing to leverage the children to promote their biz ventures to other outlets.

I'm not crazy about Oprah, but I do realize in THIS cir***stance it is unfair to blame her. SHAME ON THE JACKSON'S FOR ALLOWING THIS. THIS NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED!!!

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1447 days ago
304.

lynne    

She did the same thing just before Lisa Marie Presley's interview--Tyler Perry was featured in his heart-wrenching story. I did appreciate, though, that part of his story was child abuse administered by his father. But frankly, the molestation theme just before and after Jackson related interviews??? NOT a coincidence when it is twice in two weeks. Just exactly what is Oprah trying to say?? Oprah and team is/are a master interviewer and publicity strategists, I definitely do not buy the "coincidence" BS.

1447 days ago
305.

rlilaa@yahoo.fr    

quand il etait vivant tout le monde le critiquait.

1446 days ago
306.

Lilly    

Sometimes I think Katherine Jackson,makes bad decisions bout Michaels kids.And this is one of it, Michael was very protective about his childrens,& if he was still w/us 2-day,I wouldn't think he'd allow his children's to be interviewed, let alone w/Oprah. Sometimes I think she's naive bout alot of things in Michael's life. Who he liked & disliked.No disrespect towards Katherine,but Michael would have not allowed it,exactly what his brother Randy had said & I agree w/him!!

1446 days ago
307.

Hmmmmm    

The timing of the show seemingly suggests the Oprah Show is attempting to make an indirect link between the two which can not be sitting right with his family who generously gave Oprah their first interviews since Michael's passing unaware of the theme of the previous show, airing the day before. I hope the show is rescheduled. It doesn't seem appropriate especially after he was found innocent and there are blogs written by the associated parties stating the allegations of 1993 were untrue. It devastated him. He was innocent.

1446 days ago
308.

Hmmmmm    

The inference is unwarranted. He was innocent. There are blogs written by people associated stating all allegations were lies.

1446 days ago
309.

Dani    

OMG.... 1993! I dont think anyone on here was in the bed with him and those little boys. So NO will ever know! What we (the world) DO know for a fact is that he was accused. Those little boys were children, whose child is that strong to deal with a case with MICHEAL JACKSON?! Hell get over the fact that it is MJ! If Ophrah did a show about molestation then did a show on some "regular Joe",you all wouldnt think twice about it. Cant play favortisim, IT IS WHAT IT IS. Obiviously the family doesnt mind, they arent being forced to be on her show! Geesh some ppl just LOVE being angry at things that have nothing to do with them!

1446 days ago
310.

MiMi    

According to Gayle King (on her radio show) Oprah did NOT "court" or seek out the Jackson's in any way, it was Marc Schaffel (porn producer/KJ biz partner) who CONTACTED the Oprah team.

Oprah & her team were planning an episode on "Teen Heartthrobs" (which coincidentally aired today) and when Oprah was a kid her "crush" was Jackie Jackson. The ONLY call Oprah's team made was to Jackie to see if he would participate.

Days later the Oprah producer assigned to the Jackie Jackson segment received a phone call and faxed letter from Marc Schaffel on behalf of Joe & Katherine Jackson pitching an interview for KJ's book about MJ. THE OPRAH TEAM REJECTED THE PITCH FROM MARC SHAFFEL, JOE, & KJ saying thanks but no thanks.

A few days after Oprah's team turned them down Marc Schaffel contacted them again to say that "Mr. & Mrs. Jackson would 'sweeten' the deal and allow Oprah an 'exclusive' interview w/ the children of MJ if she would agree to feature KJ on her show." According to Gayle, there was MUCH debate between the producers whether or not to do the show. Gayle said the Oprah team is taking great care in the way they are featuring the kids. She said Schaffel made it clear to producers that the Jackson's were willing to leverage the children to promote their biz ventures to other outlets.

I'm not crazy about Oprah, but I do realize in THIS cir***stance it is unfair to blame her. SHAME ON THE JACKSON'S FOR ALLOWING THIS. THIS NEVER SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED!!!

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Posted at 11:22 PM on Nov 4, 2010 by mjlover456

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Ok

This has been posted on a couple of boards. Please be specific as to where this info originated. Did you actually hear the broadcast?

Personally I doubt that the Jackson family would have any association with Mark Schaffel.

But I could be wrong...

1446 days ago
311.

hoocheekoo    

I consider myself an avid Michael Jackson fan. With the first cir***stance, I think Oprah intentionally aired her show in line with Michael's allegations. However, this time I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt because she's been running this series on molested males for a while now. Michael's deserved good name and reputation is gradually being reclaimed and I think fans need to chill on this one. I also think Michael is going to be presented in a good light during the Jackson family interview airing Monday. Finally, I'm wondering if Oprah has seen the error of her ways in the past and is trying to make up for the damage she did. If so, I think Michael would forgive and approve.

1446 days ago
312.

Jessica    

"He's dead; he's no longer relevant in the bigger scheme of things"

Neither are any of us - and we're ALIVE.

But thanks for the philosophy lesson anyway.

1446 days ago
313.

juney    

Mark Schaffel? Who showed up at Forest Lawn with Debbie Rowe? Mark Schaffel who sued Michael after 2005 for firing him when Michael discovered Schaffel was a porn producer? I find it almost impossible to believe that the Jacksons would have anything to do with Schaffel. I believe Schaffel is being confused with another man who works with Kathryn Jackson whose name I cannot recall; however, this gentleman bears a resemblance to Schaffel but has nothing to do with Schaffel. However this came to pass, again, shame on OPRAH for capitalizing on two 80 year olds and doing this family interview arranged through questionable sources. Good bye Oprah, good riddance as you head off to your new life. Leave Michael and his family alone.

1446 days ago
314.

mymjj5    

Oprah looked as if she were truly in love with Jackie Jackson on their date this week. the show aired yesterday. They showed promos for monday's show where she tells Katherine Jackson that she wanted to be her daughter-in-law. OMG!! (Jackie was Oprah's childhood heart throb!!!)

I think Stedman is going to get the boot in the near future. Oprah Winfrey and Jackie Jackson. Oprah called it her full circle moment. If Jackie and Oprah got married the fans would just be livid crazy on all things Oprah and the Jacksons....But then again Oprah and the Jacksons should be used to it all by now. (Oprah Winfrey-Jackson???????)

1446 days ago
315.

mymjj5    

I looked at Oprah last night. Her show with her teen heart throb Jackie Jackson. I think Stedman Graham will get the boot in the near future. Oprah looked as if she were in love for real on Jackie's arm.

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