What Will Happen to Michael Jackson’s Kids?

Monday, Jun 29, 2009 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (3)

Update: Joe Jackson & Al Sharpton held a press conference at 2:40 p.m. Katherine Jackson, Michael Jackson’s mother, has been granted temporary guardianship of Michael’s three kids.
In Panera Bread this morning, a 4-year-old boy was singing Beat It–and doing a moonwalk. This weekend at Mountain Creek Water Park in Vernon, NJ, teenagers were trying to belt out the song, but they didn’t know the words.
Imagine that? They did not know the words to Beat It. They didn’t even know the part, “So you wanna be bad?” I felt bad, for sure–like I was 2,000 years old.
I just read an article on NJ.com about Michael Jackson’s kids that got me thinking about what’s next for them. He had three: Prince Michael, 12; Paris, 11 and Prince Michael II, 7, also known as Blanket. Surely, he had chosen their legal guardians in case he died. (My husband and I still haven’t done that, and we need to.)
Will we ever see those kids’ faces? I hope we don’t. MJ wouldn’t want that.
See Janet Jackson speak at last night’s BET Awards–an impromptu Michael Jackson tribute–below.

3 Comments

  1. POSTED BY hs neighbor  |  June 30, 2009 @ 1:14 pm

    Kristen,
    What did you mean by the comment about never seeing the childrens’ faces? That they should be covered as their father wished? Or (hopefully) they should lead normal lives away from the public eye?

  2. POSTED BY Kristen Kemp  |  June 30, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

    MJ went to great (if bizarre) lengths to keep their faces from being photographed. IMO, that’s the sanest thing he did. The less in the public eye they are, the better it probably is for them. I don’t think he wants us to know his children–and that’s the way it should be.

  3. POSTED BY hs neighbor  |  June 30, 2009 @ 6:48 pm

    Are you serious? Did you see them in public with their faces covered? A parent has the right to protect their children but I don’t think this was his goal. The sanest thing he could have done is not have children at all given his history & behavior as a parent. Or choose a mother wisely and allow contact with both parents. As a parent, he appeared to do nothing sanely!

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