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Michael Jackson's Kids -- Not in Joe's Line of Fire

11/9/2010 9:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's kids will not suffer the fate of their famous father ... because we've learned Katherine Jackson doesn't lay a glove on them.

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Sources connected with the family tell TMZ ... Katherine does not believe in physical discipline, and corrects Paris, Prince and Blanket by sitting them down and talking them through what they did wrong.

0816-joe-jackson-video_oprahWe're further told ... Katherine will not let Joe lay a hand on any of MJ's kids. 

Joe admitted to Oprah he whipped Michael with a strap.

Turns out ... discipline is not a high priority at the Jackson compound ... because we're told MJ's kids are incredibly well-behaved.



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151.

FlowerPower    

Well said MiMi:-)

1421 days ago
152.

Cathy    

Using Vitiligo as a way to prove paternity is absurd, and to wish Vitiligo on ANYONE in order to support that argument is just wrong. MJ was their father in every way that mattered.
Posted at 7:39 PM on Nov 10, 2010 by MJ LIVES ON
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Great post. Totally agree.

1421 days ago
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Cathy    

Joe Jackson’s inability to admit his form of extreme brutality which he heaped upon his children was wrong, is his way of getting through life without self incrimination. Back then, Joe, you may have thought it okay because it was the norm, but you stepped over the line between discipline and abuse. Have some self reflection.

Posted at 11:38 PM on Nov 10, 2010 by budsgirl11954
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I agree to an extent, but let's face it: it's clearer than clear that Joe Jackson truly and honestly believes he did nothing wrong in his approach to raising those children. At 80 something years old, he is never going to change this belief. He maintained he did nothing wrong while Michael was alive, and he continues to maintain the same thing now that Michael is dead. One thing about Joe -- he is consistent.

I'm not sure I see the point in the media (Oprah) or anyone continuing to harp on this anymore. The rest of Joe's children seem to have forgiven him for the past, and gained a better understanding of where he was coming from at the time. Michael also said that he forgave his father. What more is there to say that hasn't already been said a million times over? Everyone, on some level, knows what Joe did, and I think most agree that it had a lot to do with Michael's slow spiral downward. Again, Joe clearly doesn't believe he made a mistake and he never will believe that - or at least he'll never admit it out loud. The past and what he did cannot be changed - what's done is done.

One of Michael's greatest desires in life seemed to be to have a closer relationship with his father. I think they did make SOME inroads in that area, but certainly an ideal relationship was impossible. And now it's over. Michael life is over and the past is the past. Why dwell on it? Moving forward is the only positive thing to be done at this point, and I think if Joe can forge a bond with Prince, Paris, and Blanket (which by some accounts, seems to have happened - people close to the family have said the children get a kick out of Joe, and Prince himself has said that they love him) then maybe some good can come out of a long-running tragedy.

1421 days ago
154.

Cathy    

DiD anyone notice how scripted the children (mjs?) answers seemed?
like they didn't even think about their answers before opening their mouths?...
Posted at 4:41 AM on Nov 11, 2010 by glory
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I don't think it takes a great deal of brainpower to figure out that the children were probably given the questions Oprah was going to ask before they went on camera. Or perhaps Oprah herself met with them off camera and told them what she was going to ask - or gave them some idea. They're children. It's understandable that a) this would be done and b) the Jackson family would probably insist on it. Even with adults who are about to be interviewed this is sometimes common practice. I see nothing shocking about it.

1421 days ago
155.

Siggisis    

Joe Jackson has blue eyes, which indicates some white blood in his ancestry and Katherine Jackson has some Native American blood so MJ has many different genetic tags to pass on to his children.

Posted at 11:38 PM on Nov 10, 2010 by budsgirl11954

Yes, Katherine is mixed black and Cherokee Indian. Joe is mixed black, white and Choctaw Indian.
A very mixed family indeed. They are all very good looking - even Joe in his youth! :-P Mixes are good.

1420 days ago
156.

shadowmia    

The kids look so much alike, and--except for the hair styles-- so much like MJ did as as a youngster that it's almost stunning. Great looking family!

1420 days ago
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shadowmia    

Of course we all realize that if Joe or anyone else were allowed to harm the kids, Katherine would immediately lose custody of them and the big money that comes to her as their Guardian.

As to her statement that she "doesn't believe in physical discipline," where was that belief when MJ was growing up?

1420 days ago
159.

mysteria333    

WHEN OUR BELOVED MICHAEL RETURNS THERE WILL BE DANCING IN THE STREETS ,, AND MY OLD BUTT WILL BE RIGHT OUT FRONT LEADING THE PACK !!! PEACE ,, LOVE AND GOOD FORTUNE TO EVERYONE ,, THATS WHAT MICHAEL WANTED ,,, GOD BLESS !!!

1420 days ago
160.

girlfeathers    

Those kids seem to be wonderful little people. I wish them all the best and hope Grandpa Joe keeps his nasty hands off them.

1419 days ago
161.

alice    

Thanks Phantom for the link! I love that song-I wish they had released it as a single

1419 days ago
162.

Sherrie    

I'm glad Joe doesn't hit Michael's kids. As for the name blanket jeesh people it's a nickname his name is prince michael II. Haven't you ever had a nickname as a child? It's no big deal. I think Michael would be turning in his grave, if Joe was beating his kids. Michael's kids look great. I hope for the best for them in the future. R.I.P Michael Dearly Missed. But never forgotten.

1416 days ago
163.

Ragana    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAHDebjfoqk

1415 days ago
164.

trish    

does it matter if they are his kids or not really?

1412 days ago
165.

Missy    

does it matter if they are his kids or not really?

Posted at 4:39 PM on Nov 19, 2010 by trish

It shouldn't but it's the so called haters that keep bringing this issue up. It's been proven they are his biological children,people need to get over it.

1411 days ago
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