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Jermaine Jackson

MJ Tribute Promoters

Are Using My Mom

8/16/2011 5:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Jermaine Jackson believes the promoters of the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert are crassly taking advantage of an 81-year-old woman -- otherwise known as Katherine Jackson -- to "prop up its event."

Jermaine just went on a Twitter rant, claiming Global Live is using his mom.  And, he's particularly pissed at Global Live for its initial decision to have KISS perform, given that Gene Simmons has publicly accused MJ of being a hardcore child molester.

Jermaine tweeted, "I'm appalled as all fans that Global Live booked an artist like KISS after all Gene Simmons had said about Michael.  It doesn't matter KISS' invitation is revoked.  This mishandling reinforces my view that this promoter is getting it all wrong..."

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Bob    

and you know what jermaine is exactly right ! and second gene simmons is a hypocrite who can not be trusted how r u gonna talk S%% about someone and then honor them, makes me think he will say and do anything for $ just to get publicity/ratings 4 his show! the sad part is michael had to deal w/ this kind of bs his whole life.

1071 days ago
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EDITA ON STEROIDS    

Agree with Javier's comment and Jermaine's statement. This so called "tribute" show should be shut down. A real tribute would be nice, but everyone is concerned about making money off of a dead man.

1071 days ago
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Kelly    

What a bunch of losers and fools the Jacksons are. Is there anybody on Earth who didn't see this whole fiasco coming for months, ever since Jermaine's botched Vienna event? They can't even get out of each other's way!

1071 days ago
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CC    

STFU douch!

1071 days ago
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EDITA ON STEROIDS    

The promoters of the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert have heard fans loud and clear -- good thing that story is on page 2 of tmz.com

1071 days ago
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CarneyIsGod    

LOL. What about the rest of the Jackson family? Using MJ's name for the money.. I love MJ, but come on, everyone can see they use his name for money, money & more money

1071 days ago
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mymjj5.    

As long as you have a federal ID and don't step on Branca's toes.............make all the money you can.....
it's hard out here for uh......

1071 days ago
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Barb    

It seems doubtful that Mrs. Jackson is being used, since this is a money-making event (still taking advantage of Michael's fame) and logical that Mrs. Jackson would have been informed, or would have had to approve, announcements made to the media of any artist appearing at the event. If he thinks she is being taken advantage of, he should step up and handle it.

1071 days ago
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brenda    

Everyone is using MJ to their advantage, from Papa Joe to Mama Kath to Jermaine, LaToya, Janet and Tito. The promoters and any venue holding this "Tribute" concert is using the memory of Michael as a means to fill coffers and get seats sold.

It's a sad fact that Michael Jackson is worth more dead than alive. He will go down as a great, if not the greatest, performer, never mind the legal problems he dealt with.

Do I think him as a pedophile? Yes.

NOBODY pays $20 M as a settlement if they're innocent--NOBODY.

The "Tribute" is simply a way to keep him relevant and to make some cash.

1071 days ago
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Law&more    

ummmm maybe you should put the man that help kiss MJ in jail first .
Then the fans will be open to thinking about concert for MJ.
How can we honor a man when his coourt date is still pending.. You want to honor the man and his kids???? Do this first. The money will come in time. RIP MJ

1071 days ago
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Julie    

For once..... I agree with Jermaine : )

1071 days ago
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tgrfan42069    

using your mom..the same way you do..he mad because someone else stole his scheme

1071 days ago
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Master Po    

Maybe Jermaine can tweet a list of the artfully posed nude boy books the FBI seized from neverland since none of the loons will.

1071 days ago
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Hank    

Why is it that the Jackson's are always the victim? Maybe MJ family are all losers who have bled him dry. Why don't they get a real job. Oh and MJ was a child molester go Gene.
I don't think KISS needs this low budget show!!

1071 days ago
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