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Joe Jackson -- I Didn't Beat MJ, I Used a Strap

11/8/2010 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

It may be splitting hairs (unless you're on the receiving end) but Joe Jackson maintains he didn't beat Michael Jackson as a kid ... he used a strap ... and he'd do it all over again.

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lili    

People need to lay off, parents are not perfect people. That man tried and he got all those kids out of the hood. Many parents spanked back in the day, he is far from alone. Time will tell if spanking is better, or if over-adulation of kids a la Dina Lohan is better. Joe Jackson tried his best, made some mistakes, but is still the father of his kids and yes he does love them.

Yes he was not perfect. He didn't intend to abuse them, he did what he knew and what a lot of parents did back then. Now we know better, get over it.

I commend him for getting his family out of their poverty, at the very least. They are well spoken for people who did not have the means to be highly educated, and people need to lay off .

1444 days ago
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marcia    

And truth be told MJ admitted that he didn't even get it that much or as bad as some of the others, he mentioned Marlon specifically.
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Remember?? Michael said Joe would say, "Do it like Michael". When it came to rehearsals Michael was the example for the rest of them as to how it should be done. Joe whupped that a s s when MJ was a child when he was bad, disrespectful or did something he had no business doing. Let us not forget that Michael didn't even move out or leave home until he was almost 30, so it must not have been all that traumatic for him. Leave Joe Jackson alone. As I said before, his children were all very good, polite, well-behaved & successful people. I commend him for a job well done. Plus as a direct result of being raised by Joe, MJ was also a strict disciplinarian with his own children who have been described by all who know them as good, respectful, polite kids who are not spoiled brats.

1444 days ago
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kennedy    

well wow aint this some mess right here this dude must be crazy as hell did MJ ever go to jaill NOOO so wat the **** is u done hit him with a strap for cuz he made a mistakee LET ME BEAT JOE JACKSON PLEASE!!

1444 days ago
184.

MJhugefan    

whoever thinks that what joe has done to those poor children and that his beating up has turned out them to be talented, must be un idiot.because if you dont have talent you dont have it no matter what.my mother used to beat me up until I passed out and she still believes that she is the best mother ever and that is very disturbing for me.abusive people think that they do best.

1444 days ago
185.

marcia    

my mother used to beat me up until I passed out

Posted at 1:32 PM on Nov 11, 2010 by MJhugefan
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I'm sad and sorry that you went through that, however if you were referring to me, I was actually talking about MJ's passionate stance to settle for nothing less than the best having to do with his work ethic. No doubt rehearsal sessions with Joseph all those years ago attributed to MJ's perfectionism as well as his impeccable professionalism.

1444 days ago
186.

LINDA    

joe must be totally insane. there is a proper way to correct a child and it sure as hell isn't a strap. he needs the same cruelness he showed his children. from what i understood from my black boyfriend- there is not as much hugging or expressing love for their children as a white family. all i can say if thats true "thank god' i'm white.

1444 days ago
187.

sofi    

Michael was an example of how A PARENT MUST BE.What a child needs is love,understanding,patience.A parent should sit next to his/her child,look into it's eyes and explain what is wrong and what is right.Beating a child is BRUTAL AND THERE IS NO EXCUSE TO JUSTIFY IT!!!.When a child has a violent parent it will either end up being afraid,shy and unable to put up with bullies or it will become equally violent towards other children.No wonder the crime rate has gone up and jails are full of young killers.

1443 days ago
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Roseilicious     

M'k, define STRAP Joe, because Micheal said OILED DOWN AND WHIPPED WITH ELECTRICAL IRONING CORDS.


In an interview with Joe, the interviewer asked him about what he thought about Michael saying that he was so afraid of Joe that it made him regurgitate to be any where near him. Joe relied, "Well, he can regurgitate all the way to back now can't he.. HAHAHAHAHAHA" - whatever nasty hood moron was with him in that hotel room that night talking with this interviewer, laughing it up right along with him. Yeah. It was THAT funny.


Yanno. Come to think of it, an 80 yr old person is about the same in physical defenselessness as an 8 yr old. Hmm. How about oiling JOE down and whipping the tar out of him with ironing cords swinging like hovering helicopter blades ... we can all laugh while doing this also... yanno to make it a more EXACT in re-enactment. Keep 'whipping' er 'strapping' til he regurgitates... maybe until he WANTS TO DIE. We won't even throw in the grabbing him up and throwing him into walls. How's that?


No? Why, not? Ohhh... it's illegal. Dang, it's considered abuse, even? Hmm. Well it would only be the ONE time, not like REPEATEDLY FOR YEARS like HE did it. Just the one time! No? Still not allowed? Well if we do it with no witnesses willing to narc and deny and laugh about it to anyone that asks.... or label the electrical cords 'straps', and just not mention the oiled down part....

1442 days ago
189.

Marie    

Beating a child is BRUTAL AND THERE IS NO EXCUSE TO JUSTIFY IT!!!.When a child has a violent parent it will either end up being afraid,shy and unable to put up with bullies or it will become equally violent towards other children.No wonder the crime rate has gone up and jails are full of young killers.
Posted at 4:46 AM on Nov 12, 2010 by sofi

You are absolutely right Sofi.All the people that say Joe Jackson was an excellent father they are all ignorant fools.I urge everyone to watch the movie 'Sybil' starring Sally Fields and they will understand the horror Michael Jackson went through as an abused child.I believe Joe Jackson is in denial of the abuse he inflicted on his children and to justify himself he lies and says that he only spanked them.Not true.He punched them,kicked them,screamed at them,shoved them against the walls,pulled their hair,pinched their noses,locked them for hours in a closet,invaded their rooms while they slept,chased them with a stick around the house,threatened to feed the dogs with their flesh,etc....It is true Joe Jackson turned his kids into performers but he also destroyed their self-esteem and their souls.God is not happy at all with Joe Jackson.

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