An Open Letter To The Jackson Family: Just Stop

Dear Jacksons,

Stop it.  Right now.  All those of you who have suddenly become extremely active on Twitter within the past week… stop it.  Tweet about something else.  Tweet about how nice the weather is in California, or what you’ve just had for dinner.  Since when do the Jacksons air their dirty laundry in public in such an unclassy way??  You can’t do this then get angry when people are talking negatively about you and judging you.

You’ve been in the public eye for nearly half a century or so, you know exactly how you should be conducting yourselves.  Don’t stoop to the level of current celebs who like to have ‘Twitter beef’, because the sad thing is that you’re dissing each other and you’re looking like laughing stocks!  It wouldn’t be so bad if it was just a case of Paris making the mistake of tweeting the family’s business on one occasion and being reprimanded, since she’s young and all.  But you’ve got Randy ranting on Twitter (and Randy if it’s true that you leaked the initial letter addressed to the Jackson Estate executors… then… I’m just shaking my head) and then this Anthony Jackson (I don’t even know who he is) who keeps tweeting Paris about things to do with the family.  Bro, I’m sure if she has a Twitter account, she has an email address at the very least.  In fact I’m pretty sure you’ve all got each other’s phone numbers, or have other ways of communicating with each other.  Have a look at LaToya’s Twitter timeline; obviously she knows full well what’s going on, but you wouldn’t know she did, because she’s not blasting it out for everyone to read!  Are you looking for one of these “ratchet” type reality shows???

Everyone knows how private Michael was when it came to his children and how much he loved his mum, so all this public goings-on is ridiculous!  As they say, he’d be “turning in his grave”.  It’s nice that his kids are able to live somewhat of a normal life and do some of the things that other teens do, but they’re still ‘Michael Jackson’s children’ – there needs to be some Michael Jackson style regulation taking place.  Prince has been quiet so far, but now he has tweeted a segment of a family group conversation.  It’s not necessary.  Reel it in please.  It doesn’t have to be a negative thing that the kids stay with TJ for now, take them out of the drama, it’s not healthy.  It doesn’t mean that Mrs. Jackson is incapable of taking care of them at all, it just means that they’re not at the family house where we’ve seen the drama happen.

I have always been a HUGE Jackson fan, so I’m not trying to come at you all in a negative way.  Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson are my all-time favourite artists.  I was five years old when the Thriller album came out and 29 years later I still have MJ’s back.  Ask anyone who knows me.  I was even a big 3T fan in the 90s – in my daydream I was married to Taryll and Michael was my uncle-in-law (don’t judge!).

So honestly, on behalf of those of us who have admired you over the years, please stop making it hard for us to defend the “Jackson family are crazy!” comments.  Do whatever legalities you need to do in private.  Stop giving the media ammunition.

Yours sincerely,

Wendi x

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