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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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Tammy    

Jermaine has lived off of his brother for years...He will never be as famous as Michael...he needs to find work and take care of all those children his mother has been taking care of.

1073 days ago
17.

mj fan forever    

PLEASE!! KATHERINE HAS ALWAYS KNOWN WHAT SHE WAS DOING!!! ALL TOO CONVENIENT TO HIDE BEHIND TO THE OTHERS IN CERTAIN OCCASION!! I DON'T THINK NOT EVEN FOR A SECOND SHE IS USED BY ANYONE, IN CASE, SHE IS THE ONE WHO CONVENIENTLY TAKE ADVANTAGE FROM THE GREEDY PEOPLE OF WHOM SHE LOVES SO MUCH SURROUND HERSELF!!! SHE DID IT WITH JOE AND CONTINUED FOR HER WHOLE LIFE TAKING ADVANTAGE FROM THE GOODNESS OF MICHAEL, A SON WHO SHE DIDN'T DESERVE!!! KATHERINE IS GREEDY JUST LIKE JOE AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY, ONLY SHE WAS MORE SLY!!! NOT BY CHANCE MICHAEL DID NOT LET HER ADMINISTER HIS ESTATE, BECAUSE HE KNEW VERY WELL SHE WOULD HAVE SQUANDERED EVERYTHING!!! WITH THE EXCUSE OF BEING USED OF COURSE!!! SHE AND NOT ANOTHER WENT ON NATIONAL TV TO TALK BAD ABOUT MICHAEL, SHE AND NOT ANOTHER THROWN HIS CHILDREN UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT, INTO THE SHOWBIZ WITH THE EXCUSE IT WAS WHAT THEY WANTED (MICHAEL NEVER DONE THIS AND HE COULD DO IT!!!), GOING AGAINST ALL MICHAEL'S WHISHES, SHE INVOLVED THEM IN HER SHADY BUSINESS WITH A SHADY CHARACTER, SO PLAESE!!! KATHERINE LOVES MONEY AND NOTHING ELSE JUST LIKE JOE AND THE JACKSONS!!! SHE PRETENDED NOT TO KNOW WHAT THAT DISGUSTING CHARACTER OF GENE SIMMONS SAID ABOUT MICHAEL AND IF THE ESTATE HAD NOT INTERVENED, SHE WOULD NOT HAVE HAD ANYTHING TO SAY AGAINST HIM!!! SHAME!!!

1073 days ago
19.

moni    

If ever I agreed on anything with Jermaine – here it is!
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I don't know whether Katherine has ever been a tough business woman and was in any way involved in her childrens' (and especially Michael's) showbiz affairs. However, I doubt it. Anyway – today, at the age of 81, she's clearly not up to these business tasks!
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There are people who direct her hand across the paper when she signs a contract, and there are people who put the words she officially speaks (or writes) into her mouth.
Not one of Katherine announcements and statements in connection with that tribute sounds authentic. Just unpersonal phrases, professionally formulated by PR specialists.
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Honestly, I'm not even sure that Katherine really knows who KISS are... Well, the name of the band does actually sound quite nice and cute, does it, lol?

1072 days ago
20.

Pat    

And your whole family is using Mike, so your point is...?

1072 days ago
21.

Max Smart    

Jermaine needs to STFU and talk to his mother privately. Don't any celebs understand the meaning of 'private' anymore? Give twitter a rest dude. Jermaine's in no position to comment given his track record of fleecing money off MJ's name. I don't blame the promoters for booking Kiss (apart from their sh&tty music), because they can't be expected to do extensive background checks on everything that the performers have said in the past. They the right thing giving Simmons the flick once they found out. Jermaine is such a wet blanket. The promoters of pretty much every concert are out to make as much money as possible and most of them are a bit shady. The whole thing actually sounds like some sort of attempt to kick start the careers of the new Jackson band with Tito's kids. There's no point in spoiling it for MJ's kids, if they want a tribute. God I wish this family would keep their petty squabbles behind closed doors.

1072 days ago
22.

PRO US    

According to the Jacksons, everyone is always taking advantage of the Jacksons. You'd think that the Jacksons would be so poor they'd all be eating at soup kitchens since everyone stole all their money and made their lives so difficult. What a bunch of loons they are!

1072 days ago
23.

kp    

This guy would know what USING looks like, this is the only thing he has done is use people all his life or should I say his BROTHER'S LIFE. Every one involved with this is out for $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$. They all should be ashamed including Mama.

1072 days ago
24.

Barb. A.    

I don't think anyone is using Kate. This woman is not dumb she knows what she is doing.

She is & has given free reign to that company in order to make more money & she did it to keep Joe's name out of it.

She is not very involved in the process. She showed that in the interview when she said to her partner "What's your name again?"

If she was involved with it all, she wouldn't have made the remark she did during the interview. That remark made her look like she hasn't stayed in touch with the promoter.

She is freely letting people walk all over her so in a way she condones what they are doing.

Now I don't give two hoots about her making more money as long as she doesn't let Mj's name be dragged thru the mud anymore.

1072 days ago
25.

moni    

Max Smart: 8 minutes ago

Jermaine needs to STFU and talk to his mother privately.
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I'm not a fan of Jermaine's.
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But somehow I feel that everything he does is wrong.
Had he been quiet about this fiasco called a tribute – everybody had insinuated that he's a part of it.
Now, as he clearly takes up a stance AGAINST he's condemned again.
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Maybe his mother doesn't lend him an ear?
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Honestly, it helps me more to keep up sympathy for Katherine if her son says that she's used by the promoters than if I had to be sure that all of this amateurish and shady mess had been her own idea and initiative.

1072 days ago
26.

iFart    

For the first time ever, I completely agree with Jermaine.

Love and miss you forever MJ.

1072 days ago
27.

Suxtobehim    

Seriously. Jermaine has been living off of Michael and his talent for years. Heck, just about the whole lot of 'em, the father being the worse mooch of 'em all!

1072 days ago
28.

sarisam    

She is more used by her own family. Look at the website www.michaelforevertribute.com at the list of the so pronounced “the world’s greatest performing artists”. What can you see? The “world’s greatest performing artists”? No. You can see two groups of “artists”:

Jackson family
- 3T
- Jackson Brothers

British Casting Shows
- Diversity (Britain’s Got Talent)
- JLS (The X Factor)
- Alexandra Burke (The X Factor)
- Pixie Lott (Is a british singer and
has written a song for Alexandra Burkes debut album).
- Leona Lewis (The X Factor)

Seems the Jacksons are lovers of themselves and of British casting shows. All these so called artists have a connection to British casting shows. Under these cir****tances: Why Randy Jackson critizises the tribute, he himself is connected with American Idol and America’ s Best Dance Crew? So is his criticism of the tribute fake? Seems more that the connection between the tribute concert and the former British casting show candidates is his work. Michael Jackson did never have any connection to these “stars”, but Randy Jackson is the man for castingshows.

1072 days ago
29.

4everMJ    


♥ ******* ♥ VOTE FOR MICHAEL!! ♥ ***************** ♥


http://newsroom.mtv.com/2011/08/12/most-iconic-vma-moments/

1072 days ago
30.

janicebyrne    

If Joe Jackson and Leonard Rowe are the people behind this concert then I am definitely against it. Anything they do is purely for money for themselves. As for Jermaine saying that people are using his mother...what a hypocrite. That's what he's been doing for years. He's been using Katherine and Michael quite blatantly and he's STILL doing it.

1072 days ago
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