Sep 4, 2009

Jackson Family Unhappy With Media Intrusion at Michael's Funeral

According to Michael Jackson's youngest brother, Randy, the Jackson family was unhappy with the level of intrusiveness they experienced at their private memorial for their son/brother/friend, Michael Jackson.  "As a family, we are all aware of how Michael's life, and his death, touched so many around the world," Randy said. "It is why we held a public memorial in my brother's honor. And it is the reason we chose to release a small amount of footage leading up to yesterday's ceremony at Forest Lawn.

Randy goes on to say, " I was dismayed last night and again today at the coverage I saw on television of our ceremony for Michael. We had asked the media to respect the privacy and the sanctity of this event; to give us one moment of privacy to mourn as a family out of the public spotlight.Unfortunately, despite a no-fly zone around Forest Lawn, many media organizations decided to ignore our wishes. They employed helicopters that not only surreptitiously recorded our private family ceremony, but also severely disrupted it."

SFWGossip agrees that it is wrong for the paparazzi the ignore no-fly zone and to disrupt such a private event. Personally we think that TMZ was the worst media outlet of all as they are one of the celebrity news sites that ran constant feeds. While we too are fans of Michael, we remembered him a month ago, so yesterday should have been about the family. Having gone to my fathers funeral last year I know the importance of having private time to remember someone close to you.

We wish the Jackson family well!


  1. I agree! Let michaels family mourn in peace. they already had a public memorial.

  2. The Jackson's seem to flip flop. First they are waving at the media as they enter/exit, and then they have statements like this? Seems confusing!