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MJ Fan Group Gunning to Shut Down Vault Website

11/7/2010 5:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

A group of Michael Jackson fans have banded together and fired off a scathing letter to the people behind JacksonSecretVault.com -- calling for the site to stop the "exploitation of Michael Jackson, his grieving mother, his beloved children and his legacy."

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The letter contains a laundry list of complaints against the site, among their objections:

-- The exploitation of Michael’s elderly mother in the marketing, selling and merchandising from the Jackson Vault.

-- The use and brokering of Michael Jackson’s children to promote events, merchandise and interviews.

-- The use of the demeaning term, “Jacko” in the Jackson Vault website and press release. A degrading term that Michael himself, spoke openly against and thought was insulting.

This has all come about because of the release of a song on JacksonSecretVault.com -- which was first billed as a new song that had the blessing of Katherine Jackson ... but was later determined to be neither.


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here-we-go-again    

What a drama!!

1411 days ago
18.

Sam    

MICHAEL JACKSON for PRESIDENT.

1411 days ago
19.

ikeatl    

They need 2 go and take out Dr.Murry

1411 days ago
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Siggisis    

Perhaps I would sign the "pledge" if it actually were a pledge. But with rhetorics like "We DEMAND a full halt to the above practices by certain Jackson Family members and their associates."

You cannot DEMAND to decide how children (not yours) are brought up? DEMAND to decide whom the Jackson family associate themselves with.
You can DISAGREE, but not DEMAND.

No signature from me with this wording.

1411 days ago
21.

em    

Wow lots of michael jackson news today.
I miss him. Michael is the best. a true hero, humanitarian,gentlemen and more. I love you michael.

1411 days ago
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EDITA ON STEROIDS    

@karlew
we send letters, emails and will make phone calls if necessary. We love Michael Jackson and this is what we do. Running out of ink for our pen, my my you are hilarious. we Fight the good fight, we dont "run out of ink"

1411 days ago
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Tamie    

After reading all of the latest TMZ MJ updates today - it just reinforces to me the reason why Michael kept his songs, is life, his business dealings, as private as possible. Clearly people lose their heads and can't think straight when they think a buck can be made. Katherine is a victim of trusting the wrong people. MJ guarded her and protected her. She is easily taken in - look at having Joe Jackson as a husband for one thing.

1411 days ago
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EDITA ON STEROIDS    

www.justiceformj.com & www.justiceformichaeljackson.com 2 different groups who love Michael and will stand up for him.

1411 days ago
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Lee lee    

Perhaps I would sign the "pledge" if it actually were a pledge. But with rhetorics like "We DEMAND a full halt to the above practices by certain Jackson Family members and their associates."

You cannot DEMAND to decide how children (not yours) are brought up? DEMAND to decide whom the Jackson family associate themselves with.
You can DISAGREE, but not DEMAND.

No signature from me with this wording.

Posted at 1:58 PM on Nov 7, 2010 by Siggisis

I'm with you Siggisis
this letter ( although ,I'm sure well intended ) does make me a little uncomfortable, with the DEAMAND word. It's very demanding and forceful and does not suggest that MJ fans are peaceful but concerned about certain things that are happening.

1411 days ago
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Roseilicious     

M'eh. Well, I WOULD have signed it - if it hadn't been for

KJ who happens to be HALF OWNER of said site.

Wait. That's right. She has no clues about what she's doing, who people are, what they're about, or what they are doing... etc. Been practicing that since the day she met JJ.

Sure knows how to SIGN contracts, though, right. ... wait... no clue about "read before you sign", or to have an attorney that does those things for you... wait... what? Ohhhh...she does, but her lawyers are exploiting her too. Ohhh, ok.

Wonder how she found a clue to a pen, and the stretch to how to use one.

Hold on. What? Ohhhh. MANN THREW the pen at her, as he put a loaded gun to her head, and screamed "!!! I GAVE YOU ALL THAT STUFF FROM THE WAREHOUSE, NOW SIGN IT!!!" (covers for the O show contract, book, etc. Love convenience. lol) No?


Right. ----> PASS.

1411 days ago
27.

Unknown    

The "Letter" has a very aggressive tone to it and sounds like they are ordering instead of requesting. The sensationalism which has caused people to become emotional and outspoken is fueled by one man whom we all adore and respect. Even in death the pandemonium continues. The Truth is out there and will surface at some point. In the mean time the music lives...

1411 days ago
28.

Emma    

I have to say, the Michael Jackson news is the only reason I come to TMZ. Moving on... good on these fans. This whole JacksonSecretVault site and those who run it seem shady. I don't know how Katherine got involved with these people, SMH.

1411 days ago
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Roseilicious     

M'eh. Well, I WOULD have signed it - if it hadn't been for that pesky delusion of "exploitation of KJ" -- same KJ who happens to be HALF OWNER of said site.


Wait. That's right. She has no clues about what she's doing, who people are, what they're about, or what they are doing... etc. Been practicing that since the day she met JJ. JJ's got her trained. She NEVER has to take ownership, or accountability. Most ANY body asked, say so. You haven't heard? Tsk, tsk.


Sure knows how to SIGN contracts, though, right. ... wait... no clue about "read before you sign", or to have an attorney that does those things for you... wait... what? Ohhhh...she does, but her lawyers are exploiting her too. Ohhh, ok.


Wonder how she found a clue to a pen, and the stretch to how to use one.


Hold on. What? Ohhhh. MANN THREW the pen at her, as he put a loaded gun to her head, and screamed "!!! I GAVE YOU ALL THAT STUFF FROM THE WAREHOUSE, NOW SIGN IT!!!" (covers for the O show contract, book, etc. Love convenience. lol) No?


Right.


----> PASS

1411 days ago
30.

Susanne    

I would rather see an indignant mail asking Sony music (btw still partly owned by MJ estate) to relook at their deal with the estate. They do not have any right to distribute new music -recorded in 2007...so how is it they are able to include a new piece in this upcoming album? Get everyone talk talk talking looking at dirty laundry and pointing fingers...that way people forget to "follow the money" - the BIG money IMO.

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