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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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106.

Bonnie    

Poor Michael! What a cruel man Joe is! It's ok to make a mistake, cause we all do at some point. But to say he would do it all over again, is inexcusable! Means he didn't learn anything in the last 40 something years... What a shame!

1390 days ago
107.

Cody    

People really need to chill the hell out. Michael Jackson from what his father has said was just like anybody else. Back then kids didnt get "timeouts". You acted up you got hit. So all the MJ fanatics need to chill out. Regardless of how MJ was raised you people would be bitching.

1390 days ago
108.

nobleday    

Someone needs to send the Jacksons the entire "Super Nanny" TV series for them to watch.

Or better yet, have Jo the "Super Nanny" show up at the Jackson homes for some of her sessions.

Maybe they all need to learn about time-outs and other more respectful techniques to keep the kids/grandkids on the straight and narrow.

1390 days ago
109.

Jaded    

What a stupid *******--If it's no big deal, let's strap him!!! Now, and hard and often!!

1390 days ago
110.

nobleday    

Cody, Sorry but "back then" kids were actually put in time-outs. Nobody in my neighborhood growing up was punished or beat with straps or hits. The adults used other methods to discipline their kids. We were all close and at each others houses all the time so I saw how they were disciplined.

If kids don't get positive attention, they usually resort to negative attention just to be noticed.

As children in our neighborhood we were happy and felt loved so I don't remember any of us wanting or needing to do anything "bad." We were too busy doing creative, athletic, and fun things.

As for this topic...I would be freaked out about ANY adult mistreating ANY child or animal regardless of who or what they were. I've been concerned about this topic as long as I can remember.

The care of, or mistreatment of children, is NOT a subject we need to "chill out." It could be any child, and I'd still feel strongly about it. This is one of the most disturbing topics in our culture and world as a whole. And, it's only getting worse.

If you don't care about this, what do you care about?

1390 days ago
111.

Fuck Celebrities    

Oh, so a beating with a strap is OK?

1390 days ago
112.

lou    

And yet Joe and Katherine still think that Doctor Whatshisface killed Michael? SNORT! Get a clue, dude, it was the belt.

1390 days ago
113.

Cindy    

What a dink!

1390 days ago
114.

Sarah    

You BEAT him, Joe..just say it. You beat him enough he had no self confidence in his looks or himself..and look where it got him. Good job, Joe..real good job.

1390 days ago
115.

Joe Jackson an illiterate child abuser    

Listen, I am black black black, not 1/2 anything; and I hate Joe Jackson. It is not so much the beatings, as the reasons for them!! Oprah should have made that point. The man is an evil illiterate, selfish, whoring, ass. Oh for the day when he drops dead!

1390 days ago
116.

gablegirl    

What a bast--d. I am sure Joe's admitting this is just the tip of the iceberg.

May Michael continue to rest in peace - and God bless MJ's beautiful children.

1390 days ago
117.

Horndog    

Not exactly "Father of the year" material is he?

1390 days ago
119.

Sally    

It is called a "beating with a strap" Bubba!!

1390 days ago
120.

puddleduck    

I got spanked with a belt, bolo bat, hairbrush, or whatever my mom could get her hands on... and I deserved every bit of it. Grew up to be a normal adult with a healthy respect for other people... kids needs spanking, beating or whatever you want to call it!!

1390 days ago
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