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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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anthonyg86    

i think that if beating Michael made him the man he was before his death and throughout his life. It had a major impact and not beating him might have given the world a different result.

IN OTHER WORDS. if we go back in time and stop the beatings...we might not have the pleasure to see the moonwalk. or hear billy jean, or make us think long and hard after listening to man in the mirror.

1359 days ago
77.

DANA    

that strap is called 20 mil $ you old raatttt!!!

1359 days ago
78.

cali    

Lets face it, they successfully raised NINE kids out of the ghetto without a criminal record.
That belt also kept them from hiding their full potential. I’m sure Michael would rather take belt over living in poverty the rest of his life.

1359 days ago
79.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

No splitting hairs there huh?!?

1359 days ago
80.

cali    

@txlady47
I got the flyswatter too!!! ha ha ha!!!

1359 days ago
81.

Marie    

if we go back in time and stop the beatings...we might not have the pleasure to see the moonwalk. or hear billy jean, or make us think long and hard after listening to man in the mirror.
Posted at 1:06 PM on Nov 8, 2010 by anthonyg86

I would rather not hear Billie Jean and not see the Moonwalk if Michael Jackson could have a happy normal childhood and not be a child star.My love for MJ is unconditional.He does not have to be a star for me to love him.

1359 days ago
82.

Tony Chliek    

Michael was raised in a time where spanking and whipping a child was acceptable. The school principals spanked kids with a wooden paddle, a father whipped kids with his hand, a "switch" or belt, mom's used a wooden spoon and I was whipped with all of them. My dad was often punished by making him kneel naked in the coal bin and whipped with a razor strap. His sister only had to strip to her underwear. So I feel fortunate not to get what he did. It;s just the way it was.

FYI, I have one son and never hit him or spanked him. The horror of the many beating I received made me change. I'm sure it made my father tone down his too.

1359 days ago
83.

via    

that man is ignorant and crazy

1359 days ago
84.

Miss MJ    

Hitting a child is never okay.

1359 days ago
85.

Caleigh    

The line forms behind me to beat him with a strap....freaking a hole child abuser

1359 days ago
86.

Olivia3100    

In whose world is this a positive?
A strap hurts much more than a hand.
Straps, spankings, slaps, rulers, paddles....
Way to go "Dad of the Year"!
Expect the World's Greatest Dad trophy any time soon?

1359 days ago
87.

REYNALDO    

JOE JACKSON IS A ASS.ALL HE EVER WANTED IS MICHEAL JACKSON MONEY.I WISH HE JUST GO AWAY.IF IT WAS NOT FOR MICHAEL.NO ONE WOULD KNOW THE JACKSONS......

1359 days ago
88.

ifuseekamy    

Like Howard Stern said, they should market the 'JOE JACKSON TALENT BELT' it'll beat the talent into you and the lack of talent out of you! It's where Michael got the inspiration for BEAT IT

1359 days ago
89.

ifuseekamy    

Lets face it, they successfully raised NINE kids out of the ghetto without a criminal record.
That belt also kept them from hiding their full potential. I’m sure Michael would rather take belt over living in poverty the rest of his life.

Actually, yes, Michael once admitted his father's aggressiveness played a large part in his success.

1359 days ago
90.

RAY    

JOE JACKSON IS SUCH A ASSHOE,ALL HE EVER WANTED WAS AND IS MICHAEL JACKSON MONEY. WHAT A DEADBEAT.JUST GO AWAY.

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