Jermaine:“America has let MJ down, British tabloids turned him into a caricature

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Posted: 2012/06/25 ---> divinevarod.com/2012/06/25/jermaine-jackson-america-has-let-michael-jackson-down-british-tabloids-turned-him-into-a-caricature/

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Jermaine Jackson has finally shown some fighting spirit on the 3rd anniversary on his brother Michael Jackson’s death. Speaking to the Independent Jermaine Jackson expressed his deep-seated disappointment at how his brother has been commemorated in America since his death in 2009. “I think America has let Michael down. If he was from any other country they would have erected permanent tributes to him for what he’s done for music.”

Instead, he said, the Jackson family remain locked in grief and still seeking closure on what really happened during Michael Jackson’s final hours. “The family still need to know who else came into the house that night. In time we might get answers but there will never be closure.”

He argued that it was brother that had paved the way for America’s first black president. Citing Michael’s interview with Oprah Winfrey in 1993; in which the singer conceded to suffering from Vitiligo, he claimed the admission had the combined effect of reiterating Jackson’s Afro-American heritage while propelling Winfrey to fame. Winfrey’s backing of Obama in the 2007 primaries is cited by some as the moment that secured his nomination as leader of the Democrats. “Michael invited her [to Neverland] and that was the moment that put her in 90 countries around the world and made her successful. What did she do with that success? She put it behind Obama.”

Michael’s mother is pursuing a wrongful death suit against AEG Live, the promoter of the series of concerts that were supposed to mark The King of Pop’s comeback.

The latest edition of Jermaine’s book attacks British tabloids and blames The Sun for coining the “Wacko Jacko” nickname that was to dog the singer for years: “The bully mentality of the British tabloids was particularly upsetting because it had the effect of denying Michael’s humanity, making him a simple caricature to poke fun at.”

When informed of the Leveson Enquiry and the latest scandals to beset The Sun, Jermaine said: “I’m glad that the British press are starting to be aware of the effect of the things they did. It seems as though everyone is beginning to understand the reality of things and the truth is coming out. The question is why didn’t they understand him while he was here? No one knew Michael like we did. He wasn’t weird or strange he was just different. And it is only since his death that people are finally beginning to truly understand him.”
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Interesting - I asked if Front was following the Leveson Enquiry a few days ago.  :suspect:  :icon_lol:

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@Simpa....this is the same interview given by Jermaine and posted here. Jermaine Interview...Obama owes his presidency to Michael
 Just picked up and posted by another.

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@RK: yeah, I realized that only after I posted it ! lol
I'm a bit tired... sorry for the mess up lol

Maybe a mod should close this one, too and we'll stick to the first thread  :icon_e_wink: --- > Jermaine Interview...Obama owes his presidency to Michael

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