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Joe Jackson

Hocks Perfume in Tacky Mall

2/3/2012 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Joe Jackson selling perfume at the Julian Rouas Paris kiosk
Joe Jackson must have been having an out-of-body experience Friday ... the man who played the role of marionette to one of the most successful musical groups ever spent the day hocking cheap perfume at a Las Vegas mall.

Joe was the special guest at the Julian Rouas Paris kiosk, which is hocking "Jackson Perfumes."    A famous sketch of Michael Jackson looms large amidst the perfumes. 

And the whole operation may be illegal.

As TMZ previously reported -- Bravado International -- which owns the trademark to all things Michael Jackson -- is suing Julian Rouas Paris, alleging the company never got permission to use Michael's name or image.

But that didn't stop Joe, although it appears he dozed off during the slow period.

The good news ... there's no line if you want an autograph.

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31.

Maria    

Story is funny but...the word is hawks, not hocks!!! To "hock" is to pawn.

910 days ago
32.

AussieMJFan    

Ugh... Joe Jackson is s***! He was an abusive father and only cared about money.. still does only care about money.

While he did want his kids to stay off the streets he didn't have to abuse them or belt them.

My Mum came from an abusive environment (Her stepmum was nuts) and she never lay a finger on me. Fortunately Michael Jackson was the same in the sense that he never hurt his kids.

Seriously though Joe Jackson will die a lonely old man.

910 days ago
33.

karen    

*hawking

910 days ago
34.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

This is truly one of the saddest things I've seen recently. Had he treated Michael right while he was alive, he wouldn't have to be out trying to make a buck off of MJ's name. He would have been included in the will and set for life. I guess Kathryn isn't sharing the wealth with him...LMBO!!!

910 days ago
35.

nan    

This is just hard to look at:
his daughter is worth millions and yet he is sitting in mall trying to sell perfume..pretty much going around his sons estate....
If he needed money , i would think his daughter would be helping him rather then have her elderly father sitting in there like that..
It is like the principal of the thing ..he thinks he owns mj image , instead of the estate..
very strange..

910 days ago
36.

jack     

the Jackson circus continues

910 days ago
37.

UPYOURS    

Here comes the cease and desist letter, followed by the lawsuit, confiscating any and all cash made if there was any. This old man needs to go home and stay home. Trying to make a buck off his dead son is getting old and pretty sickening.

910 days ago
38.

clarebunny60    

Edit much? The correct word is "hawking." Hocking implies that the perfume was sold to a pawn shop.

910 days ago
39.

SpitBall    

*cough* *wince* *rubs eyes* *laughs out loud* *cough* *wince* One thing is for certain: This family will forever be in the "entertainment" business. What must it be like to live in their world? Is anything real? What a disgrace to the memory of such great art.

910 days ago
40.

SusanCoyote    

In a family of whores, Joe is the biggest!

910 days ago
41.

Susan62509    

The MJ Estate authorized Bravado Intl the licensing rights to all things MJ within 6 months after MJ died. Bravado already went after Joe and Rouas for this perfume deal and they had to remove all MJ symbols from the perfume bottles & packaging. Joe is pushing it using MJ's pic in the kiosk. That photo is in the Fashion Show Mall in Vegas which is a very nice mall. From there, the perfume will be moved into outlet stores in malls throughout the U.S. Obviously the retail stores had no interest in it. Joe also backed out of his Happyland venture in Vietnam. Currently Joe is also selling used bricks from an old bar that J5 performed in when MJ was 6 years old in Gary, Indiana. The bar is being demolished and Joe wants MJ fans to purchase used bricks for $250.00 each. What's next....potted dirt from the Encino house? lol

910 days ago
42.

EastCoastChopper    

I hit the tester...It smelled just like Courvoisier and menthol cigarette. Think warm breath/spittle hitting you in the face, reeking of Kools and Remy Martin.

910 days ago
43.

Bubbles The Chimp    

Eau de Sneaky B@stard

910 days ago
44.

Sapphiegirl    

WHAT A LOW-LIFE SCUZBUCKET! Why doesnt bravado sue Joe Jackson who is behind all of this? Anything to make a buck of the blood, sweat and tears of his dead son. I am no MJ fan but Good Grief! Why doesn't MJ estate just cut the old man out of everything and evict him from his house that MJ is paying for! JOE JACKSON IS A SORRY, LAZY, NO TALENT, SHADY, SELFISH SOB WHO WOULD BE ON WELFARE IF NOT FOR HIS FAMOUS KIDS!! DOES HE EVEN THINK ABOUT HOW THIS NEWS COULD AFFECT MJ'S KIDS? KATHRYN SHOULD DIVORCE THIS SLOB SO HE CAN BE EVICTED FROM ALL THINGS MJ.

910 days ago
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