Oct 12 2010

Katherine Jackson on Oprah: Taj Explains, Friends Lament, Fans Worry (UPDATED)

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MJ balances the head of the beast on his fingertip

Much of the Michael Jackson fan community had been awash with worry and disgust on Monday as we learned that Katherine Jackson may be appearing on Oprah’s show at some point, as evidenced by Orpah’s production crew seen arriving at the Jackson family compound recently and some interloper’s photos of Oprah in the family’s home showing up on Trash Media Zone (TMZ). Makes one wonder who in that house is leaking photos to the tabloids and how much they’re getting paid to feed the vultures. But that’s another issue.

If you remember, Lisa-Marie Presley was to appear on Oprah’s show on October 6, however that airing has not yet happened. Maybe the Lisa-Marie segment will be combined with the interview Katherine has done with Oprah. Regardless what the notorious backstabber’s plans are, they are no doubt designed to garner her top ratings in her last season.

However, what could be the objective of the the Jacksons in appearing on this woman’s show, particularly if they know Oprah’s opinions on Michael and how she has not only failed to support him over the years, but even worse, has ‘kicked him when he’s down‘ so-to-speak, joining in with the rest of the lame$tream medialoid’s chorus of “guilty freak” for decades.

In case you wonder why Katherine is doing this and if she knows about Oprah’s modus operandi when it comes to Michael, she does know and she has her reasons for wanting to talk to Oprah. Her grandson (Michael’s nephew) Taj Jackson tweeted about this on Monday afternoon, and I share with you what he had to say about it below:

Taj: Getting many tweets abt Oprah. its vry important 2 not let that same audience of Oprah think wht Oprah said or thought in the past was tru.

Fan-mily: Speaking for many fans here when I ask is your family aware of how much Oprah has disrespected MJ?

Taj: Very aware..

Taj: I am the first person who is angry at Oprah and how she turned her back at my uncle. However you let things linger and the world believes.

Taj: Talked to my grandma before she did it. We all want to clear MJ’s name.That’s our first priority. We are trying to set the record straight.

Fan-mily: cuz i did not like that so called tribute of hers

Taj: Me neither

Fan-mily: so bacically your family wants to set the record straight with O?

Taj: It’s time to set the record straight with everyone.

Taj: I personally don’t care what Oprah thinks, but I do care what her millions of audience thinks about my uncle. Esp. when it’s not true at all.

Fan-mily: What’s the thruth about him? What’s the most important truth 4 U?

Taj: How unique & special MJ was. He was too good for this world

Taj: Mj’s legacy is being shaped everyday. I owe it to my uncle to do everything in my power to keep it alive and erase all the untruths.

So there you have it. I was personally relieved to know Taj is involved and had spoken with Katherine about this and that the family is fully aware of Oprah’s history when it comes to Michael. It’s not Taj or Katherine whom I take any issue with or have any mistrust in. Their motives are not in question. However, knowing Oprah Winfrey and her rather slithery methods regarding Michael, her willful ignorance, and self-serving arrogance, it is her motives that I question, not the Jackson family or Katherine. Though I don’t like the method they chose this time, I fully support them in their efforts to redeem Michael’s legacy.

How will this program be edited? What commentary will Oprah insert into it? Did the Jacksons have their own cameras running like Michael did when Bashir carried out his lynching in that horrid career-destroying crockumentary? Can anyone blame the fans of Michael Jackson for not trusting the medialoids after what they’ve done to Michael? I don’t think so! And Oprah is part and parcel of those medialoid mercenaries not to mention one of most historically damaging members of it when it comes to Michael. Oprah made it clear after he died that neither her attitude nor her modus operandi in regards to him had changed. Verbally, she kicked him as he lay in his grave – after waiting weeks to say anything at all – nevermind that it was his interview on her show that garnered her highest ratings ever. Then just last week the ungrateful Oprah spat: “I don’t want to be Michael Jackson!”  Just speaking for myself, she looks ridiculous as she frantically chases after her precious (ratings), finding ways to use and abuse Michael’s family, friends, and ex-wife before her show leaves the air. Why would anyone trust this woman after what’s she’s done to Michael Jackson?

I hope the Jacksons do not trust her and that they find a way to ensure that when her program airs with Mrs. Jackson (and/or Lisa-Marie) that it is done truthfully and respectfully – and in a way that does not damage the case against his murderer, Conrad Murray. For instance, Michael did not die because “he’s a drug addict.” He died because a doctor injected / dosed him with inappropriate drugs in an inappropriate setting. His being an addict (whether he was actively abusing any substances when he died or not – coroner’s report says he was not) has nothing to do with why he died that day and the two subjects should not be linked as they are irrelevant to one another. The media however, insists on linking the two. It’s a convenient way to further negatively define Michael and has the added effect that Michael Jackson can thusly be blamed for his own murder, while Conrad Murray and AEG get off scot-free – absolved of any responsibility whatsoever in it.

Fans will not retreat if this woman destroys Michael Jackson’s legacy further during a program that his family has agreed to do in order to clear the air and finally set the record straight about Michael. To say she’ll have ‘egg on her face‘ is an understatement. What she’ll have IN her face is a lot of Michael Jackson’s fan-mily. Fans are in no mood for any further denigration of Michael Jackson by this selfish woman.

Here is what Michael’s long-time friend and make-up artist Karen Faye had to say about this:

Oprah’s agenda is to convince the world that her opinion of Michael is the right one. I pray her agenda is apologetic.

RATINGS. It is her last season before she moves to her own network. She is afraid not living up to her past successes.

Judge Judy beats her ratings in her present time slot. She wants to make sure her viewers follow her. It’s business. SHOW BUSINESS

This is Oprah’s chance to RIGHT her wrong. Let us see what she chooses. I am sure her only concern is her own ratings…not MJ or his family

She will go with what will give her the highest ratings.

These photos (of Oprah at Jackson residence) were probably all pre arranged. Celebs set up photo ops for the tabloids.

What most people outside of show business do not understand is that it is BIG BUSINESS. Making stars and celebs is all arranged,bought&paid4

Maybe Mrs.J & LMP can change her heart. A bigger power may be guiding this ship….

I hope a bigger power is guiding this ship. Because you know, enough is enough of this garbage.

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UPDATE Late Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Randy Jackson tweeted Tuesday evening about the Oprah debacle, and about her interviewing the children:

i know every 1 wants to know my position on the Oprah interview.

1rst let me say that i love my mother and father.

i am humbly grateful to have them as my parents. but i don’t always agree with the choices they make. this is 1 of those times.

i found out Oprah was at our family home, my stomach ached and it still hasn’t gone away.

i had no prior knowledge this was going to happen. it was deliberately kept from me because they knew i would have tried to stop it.

I know how Oprah feels about my brother and family.

i also know that he would not have wanted this.

in fact, she is the last person on earth he would want around his children.

i can never forget when she had the show on pedophilia during the jury deliberation process in my brother’s santa maria case.

that was no coincidence.

i know there are a lot of you out there upset and angry over this. i don’t blame you.

can you imagine how i feel. i’m angry 2.

i’m sorry for the delay. just trying to hold myself together.

Let our anger be the fuel that ignites our desire for truth, and keeps us unified on the road to justice for him.

i will continue to do my best with my family. all i need is your love and support. i will never give up.

-Randy Jackson via Twitter, October 12, 2010

How to Contact Oprah about this issue

If you’re on Twitter and wish to Tweet Oprah about this, you can insert “@Oprah” in your tweet to her.

Also, you can contact her show here: http://www.oprah.com/contact_us.html, and find her on Facebook here.

If you choose to tweet or contact Oprah, please do not YELL (don’t use all caps), and do not swear or curse. Do not call her names when contacting her or her representatives. State your concerns in a calm fashion and behave like someone who deserves to be heard. Remember that when communicating about issues involving Michael, your behavior reflects on Michael and his legacy. The last thing we need are people balking about a bunch of “crazed Jackson fans” stalking Oprah with hysterical messages. That won’t help anything or anyone. Please remain calm, no YELLING, and no cursing or namecalling in your messages to her!  I tweeted Oprah, repeating some of Randy’s comments, and telling her we know she is after ratings, and simply asked her to at least leave the children out of it.  Likely you’ll get no response from her or her representatives. However, if you as a fan want your concerns to be voiced (and I think that’s reasonable), then please do so carefully and calmly.  I don’t like her. And I’m angry with her due to the way she’s treated Michael over the years and recently, and because she’s using his family like this (and yes, maybe they’re using her too). But I’m saving the real anger until after we see what happens.  Even then, we can shout epithets amongst ourselves but when it comes time to speak to the ‘powers that be‘, hysterics and rudeness will only be ignored or mocked – so when communicating with them, be assertive (not agressive!), and calm.  Leave the really ridiculous behavior to Oprah and others in the media like her. We can do better than that because we had the best teacher – Michael.

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UPDATE Wednesday October 13th, 2010, Taj says kids are not being interviewed.

I wasn’t personally sure about the rumor about the kids. This is why when I tweeted Oprah I said “If rumors are true, Please leave MJ kids out of it. MJ did not want them exploited by tabloids & media. And especially not by you.” (note the “if” in there).

Taj tweeted:

Hey guys. Have many thoughts, but I have to bite my tongue still.

Don’t wan’t to turn this into a rant.

How many of the so called MJ experts actually sat down w/ my uncle & talked to him about what he wanted . I did. My grandma as well.

I was lucky to have that type of open relationship with my uncle.

Oprah did not interview MJ’s kids. Rumors get started and people run with them. We should know better than to trust rumor sites.

And like expected, Negativity still makes the front page and positivity doesn’t. It’s so easy to throw stones from a distance.

Where’s the press about the campaign for Uncovering MJ’s name at Gardner Street School. http://www.facebook.com/UncoverMJ

TMZ of course, not to anyone’s surprise constantly posts negativite things about MJ and my Grandma.

Why? Because our family divided is what sells newspapers. Some of us realize that and fight to unite, some of us don’t and feed it

Guys, we are there, on the front lines,making sure my uncles legacy will last centuries. That is the big picture for me. That is my mission

I thank the many that did support us and gave us the trust and benefit of the doubt.

To see some of the hate we face…

@tajjackson3 why do ppl hate mj why
Because it’s easier to hate then find the truth.

Guys. I can’t say this enough. My grandma was there EVERYDAY during the trial, on camera and off. I know cause I was at Neverland with them

I moved to Neverland right before the trial to support my uncle. It was the least I could do for him. He was that amazing to me.

I saw him everyday before and after each day of court . I’ll never forget that my Grandma was by his side the whole time.

To have some fans turn on my grandma like that really upsets me. At least give her the benefit of the doubt. You would for my uncle.

@tajjackson3 Were you in court on verdict/vindication day Taj? Or did you stay at the ranch?
Stayed at the ranch the whole time

@tajjackson3 How could we know you are not a fake account? Contact Twitter to get it verified, plz
I’ve been trying to

Sorry guys.. it’s just that if you knew the love my uncle had for my Grandma, you would be feeling the same way.

We need to stay focused on all what MJ stood for. Love

@tajjackson3 your Grandma was his everything right?
Yes, and his kids of course.

My uncles legacy is the most important thing for me. I am not even promoting Code Z like I should because of this importance.

I am so thankful that I was able to tell MJ how much I loved him & appreciated everything he did for me,3 months before he passed

My Grandma needs Ur support, not ur stones. My uncle looked up to her everyday. She was also my mom’s role model. That’s not a coincidence.

@tajjackson3 Why do you call him MJ? Why don’t you call him Uncle Michael? 🙂 ♥
It’s shorter for twitter 🙂

My uncle always said he has the best fans in the world and I know it. My uncle is not gone, he lives through you guys.

Guys, Twitter has closed verification “office” due to improvements/ upgrades. I can’t be verified yet or I would be. Pls RT.

History is what people with the pen write. It then get’s past down to each generation. I’m making sure people know the truth about my uncle.

I know my grandma is on the same page. Let the world know the real Mj, as only we knew him. The incredible person with a true heart of gold.

UPDATE Monday October 18th, 2010, Taj added via Twitter that kids were interviewed after all:

Guys, there really is no easy way for me to say this but I always want to tell you the truth. Good or Bad. After finally talking directly to my cousins, I found out they did in fact speak to Oprah. I don’t know if they are or will be part of the upcoming interview or not. Anyways, I’m sorry for tweeting something that I didn’t hear come directly from the horses’ mouth. That was truly my mistake. I should have known better.

My friend Nikki has done a bit of research and has uncovered what appears to be an obsession on Oprah’s part with pedophelia. While this is certainly a serious and insidious issue that needs diligent attention, one needs to be careful not to ruin the life of an innocent person by accusing him of it when decades of facts and evidence (not to mention a trial in which he was fully exonerated) clearly indicate his innocence. Having been a victim of the crime, perhaps Oprah herself needs some therapy to help her deal with her own inner demons. It is not fair to Michael Jackson, his family, or his legacy that Oprah continually makes him pay for the sins of her own abuser. Michael Jackson was not an abuser and he was certainly not her abuser. Quite the opposite. Michael himself was and is abused by this woman. He is once again, the victim. Now that his life is prematurely ended, she has moved on to abuse his family, instead. And I realize that some members of the Jackson family want this interview and I don’t particularly like that decision. But that does not change the fact that their own motives and Oprah’s are likely at polar opposites of each other. It also does not change her past record of systematic abuse of Michael Jackson to suit her own needs, or the fact that her modus operandi seems unlikely to change much at this point from what it has historically been. She is a high-profile member of that pit of snakes known as “the media” that helped destroy his life and livelihood. Turning to one of the most abusive members of the same collective entity that helped cause Michael’s destruction in order to redeem him seems nonsensical at best, but they are his family and it is their decision to make. I support their objective (even if not their method), and I only hope for the best outcome, however unlikely it seems.

Here is what Nikki wrote today on Twitter:

Apparently Oprah has had several shows on pedophilia/molestation (if TV Guide is accurate, pay attention to the dates):


8/2/2005: When the One You Love Is a Pedophile

10/4/2005: Kidnapped by a Pedophile: The Shasta Groene Tragedy

1/17/2006: Oprah’s Latest Capture: From Boys’ School Director to Most Wanted Pedophile

9/28/2006: What Pedophiles Don’t Want You to Know


4/19/2010: Best of Oprah: Exclusive: Accused of Molesting Her—Oscar Winner Mo’Nique’s Brother Comes Forward

2/8/2010: Best of Oprah: A Special Report: Oprah & a No Holds Barred Conversation With Child Molesters

10/11/2005: Oprah Captures Child Molesters

6/13/2005: Molested by a Priest

5/11/2005: Day I Found Out My Husband Was a Child Molester

9/30/2004: I Shot My Molester

8/14/2003: Child Molester in Your Neighborhood?

2/21/2003: Confessions of Molestation

Nikki further observed:

As for the dates, one show aired on 5/11/2005: Day I Found Out My Husband Was a Child Molester. Then, on the day of his acquittal another show aired (6/13/2005: Molested by a Priest). I can’t see shows listed before 2003 but looking at this, 2 shows were pre-charges, the bulk of her shows were during 2005 and 2006–when MJ’s trial was still fresh on people’s mind. She apparently had no shows on the topic in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and has now picked back up on the topic in 2010. The timing may be coincidence but I kind of doubt it. I don’t think Oprah does much by coincidence. She did not get to the top of her game by chance or accident.

Fellow writer Deborah Ffrench has left a comment below that was so well-written and on point I want to add it here as well. Deborah said:

What has struck me most over the years about Ms Winfrey’s coverage of Michael Jackson is how few meaningful questions she asked.

Occupying an unprecedented position to examine the multitude of anomalies and doubts cast by the compromised sources behind most of the bought ‘testimonies’ of ex-employees in 1993, not to mention the myth that the settlement precluded a criminal trial — instead Oprah contented herself with giving worldwide airplay to assumptions and the further denigration of Mr Jackson’s character and integrity, while he was in the midst of fighting for his life and liberty in 2005.

Later, in 2005, no questions or eyebrows were raised about the ridiculous, logic-defying timeline, the glaringly malicious and overwhelmingly dubious motivation of the accusers, or the highly personalized investment of Tom Sneddon. None of these realities can have escaped Oprah. Her remembrance program in 2009 could have left no-one in any doubt as to where she stood on the subject of Michael’s innocence.

Does the news of this forthcoming interview signal a change of heart? It seems unlikely.

Clearly, Oprah’s desire for ratings remains unabated. To use a powerful medium like televison to more than imply Mr Jackson’s guilt and/or ‘bizarreness,’ can only have compounded the media frenzy at the time, that resulted in the public’s inabilty to see the 2005 trial for the jihad it actually was. Such a stance, is not only unprofessional it also profoundly undermines her status as the woman who ‘asks the difficult questions.’ When the asking of those ‘questions’ could have done Michael some tangible good — Oprah was silent.

No doubt the forthcoming interview will focus on Michael’s ‘drug use,’ without offering any mitigation whatsover about the context of his life, swiftly followed no doubt by ‘how are the children doing?’ inquiries.

We can only hope Mrs Jackson secured editing rights for herself. As we all know, many people will be tuning in for this, they will be unable not to — and that is precisely what Ms Winfrey is banking on.

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57 Responses to “Katherine Jackson on Oprah: Taj Explains, Friends Lament, Fans Worry (UPDATED)”

  1. Mari says:

    Hey check this out :

    “Embittered by an abusive upbringing, seething with resentment, irritated by others failure to fulfil his or her superior sense of entitlement, and fueled by anger resulting from rejection, the serial bully displays an obsessive, compulsive and self-gratifying urge to displace their uncontrolled aggression onto others whilst exhibiting an apparent lack of insight into their behavior and it’s effect on people around them. Jealousy and envy motivate the bully to identify a competent and popular individual who is then controlled and subjugated through projection of the bullys own inadequacy and incompetence. When the target asserts their right not to be bullied, a paranoid fear of exposure compels the bully to perceive that person as a threat and hence neutralise and dispose of them as quicky as possible. Once a person has been elminated there’s an interval of between 2 days and 2 weeks before the bully chooses another target and the cycle starts again.”

    Describtion fits Oprah PERFECTLY don’t you think! It’s from this site :


    Michael was a favorite victim of many serial bullies. Joe and Oprah are only two of the worst(and the most well known!)ones unfortunately. And if Oprah is a “work bully” then Joe is an almost typical sociopath or psychopath bullying his own family. He certainly lacks much normal human empathy.For him others, even family members and children, exist just to be used and abused in different ways.I still can’t help being absolutely amazed by Michael’s ability to keep himself so well together mentally and physically in that kind of situation and after being bulied like that since early childhood by so many diffrent people!

    It left some terrible traumas and fears in him for sure, but still He never turned into an abusive, bully type person himself. Always remained incredibly humble and considerate of others pain and a Messanger of LOVE and forgiveness despite being the favorite target of bullies. I’m sure most people couldn’t do what he did…I know I probably couldn’t! But I have a history of being bullied as well, and it’s hard not to feel at least a little bit bitter when you experience that stuff for years. So I can understand where he’s coming from definitely. Nothing is worse than being blamed for your own abuse and bad treatement by others! Just read his beautiful poems like Magical Child…that just shows you what an amazing being He truly is! I feel Michael’s incredible innate creativity and talents are some of the things that likely saved him from becoming embittered or giving in. His unusual, magical talents and abilities for imagination and empathy literally saved him! He’s such a great example for humanitys future and evolution indeed.

    “In endless ways they tried to destroy
    His simple trust, his boundless joy
    His invincible armor was a shiled of bliss
    Nothing could touch it, no venom, no hiss

    The child remained in a state of grace
    He wasn’t confined in time or place
    In Technicolor dreams, he frolicked and played
    While acting his part, in Eternity he stayed

    Soothsayers came and fortunes were told
    Some were vehement, others were bold
    In denouncing this child, this perplexing creature
    With the rest of the world he shared no feature
    Is he real? He is so strange
    His unpredictable nature knows no range
    He puzzles us so, is he straight?
    What’s his destiny? What’s his fate?

    And while thye wishpered and conspired
    Through endless rumors to get him tired
    To kill his wonder, trample him near
    Burn his courage, fuel his fear
    The child remained just simple, sincere”

    The most amazing thing about this book Dancing the Dream is that the poems were all written before 1992! Before what many fans would call the worst period of public trouble and persecution really began in his life. Well the stuff WE know about with the media at least. I’m sure they were after him long before it became obvious to all of us as well. Behind the scenes, scheming away. And it’s just an incredibly Prophetic book in so many ways. But so are most aspects of MJ’s work when you look back at them now. A bigger Power is most definitely guiding this ship all right. It’s clear to me…

  2. Lauren says:

    I have been trying to keep a positive outlook about this whole
    thing. But after reading Randy’s note, I am wondering if Katherine
    has been manipulated by Joe and his partner. Sorry, but if they
    are still selling a book and keeping information from other
    family members, I do not feel good about this. This sounds
    like ‘let’s hear the father’s side of things’ with more talk of
    addiction….maybe Taj will have more to say. Very helpless and
    sad feelings.

  3. Lauren says:


    TMZ has already picked up Randy’s note and posted their
    version on line. Geez

  4. Mari says:

    Oprah HATES Michael because of jealousy and because she’s a major hypocrite and a phony but she just LOVES Joe! She actually loves Michael’s worst abusers! It’s no wonder because she is one of them herself. All uniting together to make Michael’s life as awful as possible. It’s disgusting! Please let everyone know that fact(what a horrible fake she really is)especially her so called “fans” I don’t understand how anyone can even like this woman or trust anything she says, it’s so obvious what an opportunist she is. Her hanging out and being SO friendly with Joe Jackson just reveals the depravity and fakery for me.

    I’ll never forgive either of them for what they did to Michael! Michael forgave Joe eventually but I honestly think that was because of a major Stockholm Syndrome type situation between them. It’s basic psychology really. Michael just desperately wanted some REAL love from his father for once. Maybe Joe pretended to give him that. I don’t think he’s actually capable of real love though.Not towards Michael at least! He said himself he simply doesn’t CARE about Michael’s problems, fears or traumas that HE caused with his intentional abuse and behavior. He said : “I really don’t care”
    That should tell you everything about this man! He’s an exploiter and abuser of the worst kind. Now think, what exactly is Oprah doing being so buddy buddy with him of all people? Hmmm…

    If MJ himself saw this happening he would probably expect it from Joe but NOT from Katherine! I truly think there was actual, genuine mother-son love and caring between them. So I guess the only way Katherine would do this is if she was being pressured by Joe. Even if the show will be relatively “good” towards Michael there still remains the awful truth of Oprahs hypocrisy when it comes to MJ. Her vicious past abuse of HIS name and character for so long. We can’t EVER forget or forgive something like that!OR trust someone like her…or Joe either!

  5. Hayat says:

    Poor Randy. I don’t know what is going on there at the Jackson Camp.
    Randy already sufferd from a mild heart attack several months ago due to the stress
    and problems concerning Michael’s vindication…
    Now this?
    I didn’t know she would be in the Encino home.
    With Michael’s children…
    No I just I don’t understand what is going on.
    I feel so powerless and lost.
    If the Jacksons don’t see any ‘harm’ in it, how could we, the FanMily, adress
    our worries to O? She won’t care. She already caught her Big Fish!

    I wish they would have talked to the Fans, before they went ahead with it.
    I’m not saying that we have any ‘legal right’ or anything…
    But we ought to know before they do such a thing.
    So we can show our side of the story.
    At least then we’ll know we did everything we could..

    Now, the cat is already in the bagg…
    God I can’t imagine what Randy must feel and I hope he isn’t going to be unwell

  6. Seven says:

    Randy Jackson tweeted Tuesday evening about the Oprah debacle, and about her interviewing the children:

    i know every 1 wants to know my position on the Oprah interview. 1rst let me say that i love my mother and father. i am humbly grateful to have them as my parents. but i don’t always agree with the choices they make. this is 1 of those times. i found out Oprah was at our family home, my stomach ached and it still hasn’t gone away. i had no prior knowledge this was going to happen. it was deliberately kept from me because they knew i would have tried to stop it. I know how Oprah feels about my brother and family. i also know that he would not have wanted this. in fact, she is the last person on earth he would want around his children. i can never forget when she had the show on pedophilia during the jury deliberation process in my brother’s santa maria case. that was no coincidence. i know there are a lot of you out there upset and angry over this. i don’t blame you. can you imagine how i feel. i’m angry 2. i’m sorry for the delay. just trying to hold myself together. Let our anger be the fuel that ignites our desire for truth, and keeps us unified on the road to justice for him. i will continue to do my best with my family. all i need is your love and support. i will never give up. -Randy Jackson via Twitter, October 12, 2010

  7. Joyce says:

    I am worried too. I pray the children are not interviewed or shown on Oprah’s show. Oprah is just so “yesterday” and doesn’t have the same audience as she did when she started trashing MJ in the ninties. My daughter was a huge fan of Oprah years ago and read her magazine, etc., but now she is an adult and says “Oprah is still on TV?” Oprah verbally abused Michael Jackson, so I guess in her case it is true that the abused….abuse. So sad.

  8. Mari says:

    You know…seeing the first pictures of this interview on TMZ I’m not surprised at all to see Oprah seemingly getting along pretty well with Joe. The same man who made Michael’s childhood, youth and later life also a living hell in so many ways. The stage father from hell who treated Michael like a slave and a money making machine and is STILL using MJ’s name to make money for himself and his many barely adult female lovers! Hell, he’s even tried using MJ’s kids to make some money now that Michael himself is out of the picture and actually wrote him out of his will and his kids are living with Katherine now! Those two, O and Joe, are SO similar in my opinion. It might not seem like it at first but they have a lot in common especially when MJ is concerned.No wonder if they really got along well! Simply using the name Michael Jackson as much as possible has made both of them a lot of cash over the years. Oprah would have never been so huge of she didn’t have that interview with Michael in 93! She owes so much to Michael for making her the big intenational media star she became after that. And then she spent the rest of his life spreading false stores and crap about him. Gee, THAT makes a lot of sense! Really showing him her gratitude for making her a star.Maybe it was because he never gave her another interview and similar success again, maybe.

    It just creeps me out to see her and Joe together in that house where Michael suffered so much lonelines and pain. And you just know that she wont say a bad word against Joe in her show. We can be almost sure she will show HIM a lot respect and treat him well, unlike his son who he abused. Such a prime example of a two faced backstabbing hypocrite she is indeed! I can’t stand either of them. I just don’t know about Katherine though, she reminds me so much of Michael sometimes, with her quiet voice and shy basic personality. But you got to remember that she didn’t really try to stop Joe from using Michael like he did for so long. She was his accomplice too in the things he had to go through and I just can’t forget that. I’m sure she liked all the money he brought for them as well. But really, in many ways I see Katherine as a victim too in this whole situation. I mean she had to put up with Joe as a husband for decades! Now imagine that all you females here. She is one tough lady I’m certain of that! Joe has always been for and about himself and his own benefits firstly and most importantly, but I just can’t say the same about her. She brought Michael hope, they probably both felt trapped in that house.

  9. Julis says:

    Thank you for this Seven. When I heard that Mrs. Jackson was going on this show, I must admit I was very disappointed. I do not trust none of these people. They will do and say anything for money and they have.
    Every one keeps saying that they hope Ms. O will uses this show to apologize for all the wrong she did to Michael, we are assuming that she even thinks she did something wrong.
    I personally will not watch this and as was mentioned before, I hope Mrs. Jackson has her own camera crew taping everything. I can see another episode of ‘The tapes you were not meant to see’ all over again and I am sick to my stomach.
    Michael’s fans know who he was and we do not need people like Ms. O to convince us. Long live Michael Joseph Jackson…forever in my heart.

  10. june says:


    You state that we should all mass email Oprah, etc…. I’ve done that….there is strength in numbers. The more I think about Oprah going to the Jacksons’ home for this interview, I become very upset. How did TMZ get those pictures? Who in the Jackson home (who chose to remain anonymous) took those photos? Or did TMZ plant its own photographer? The photos look very ordinary, like they were taken with any cheap digital camera. Or were they released with the permission of someone in the Jackson home? Why are we barraged 24/7 from TMZ with all its “inside information”. Why does Michael Jackson have his own separate category on the TMZ website? Why has TMZ inserted itself into every aspect of the Jacksons’ lives since Michael’s death, constantly giving a forum by way of its comment section, to every looney wanting to interject a lazy, uninformed opinion about Michael. Nothing positive is accomplished by believing anything connected with TMZ or its “attorney leader” Harvey Levin.

    If Katherine Jackson wants to set the record straight, she needs to tell Oprah to shove off and take TMZ with her.

  11. Rosario says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, please do not be so naive as to trust Ms. Oprah. Why in the world did Katherine and the Jacksons agree to do this is beyond me. Now I’m really scared. I’m also really scared of Ophrah’s photo, dear Seven!

  12. rose says:

    Listen everyone, Oprah has one agenda and that is to have all the people that she lost because of what she said about Michael in the past, too return.

    I, like many of you DID MY HOMEWORK AND FOUND OUT FOR MYSELF THE KIND OF PERSON THAT HE WAS. It does not matter how nice or sweet or if she even says she is sorry for the past….she has an agenda and its not to CONVINCE US THAT SHE HAD CHANGED HER MIND, SHE WILL FEEL THE WAY SHE DOES AND THEIR IS NOTHING YOU AND I AND US CAN DO ABOUT IT.

    If she wants the truth why not interview Aphridite Jones, or Tom Mesereau because they were there they say what happened. NO…..BECAUSE ITS NOT ABOUT THE TRUTH ITS ABOUT….WILL THE PUBLIC FOLLOW ME.

    Listen everyone…you all are upset and untrusting of her right now and there is a reason for it. So do yourself a favor don’t look to OPRAH to set the record straight and especially LMP (some of you may disagree) because THEY BOTH HAVE AN AGENDA AND THEY ARE GOING TO PULL AT YOUR HEARTSTRINGS AND YOUR LOVE FOR MICHAEL TO ACCOMPLISH IT.




  13. Michelle says:

    I hope the whole Jackson family doesn’t trust Oprah because I certainly don’t. She is so full of trash! Katherine’s doing the right thing by setting the recored straight because it NEEDS to be set straight.

  14. JoeJoe says:

    Thank you Seven for your always wonderful insightful articiles and “telling it like it is”. I love the way you are straight forward and to the point and always in support of what’s RIGHT! Oprah unfortunately, is no better in my mind than Diane Diamond… she used Michael to advance her career. Then when things got stormy, in Oprah’s case, she abandoned him. So why now? I am not a firm believer, especially in Michael’s case, where media is concerned, in the “better late then never” attitude. I’ve never been a fan of Oprah and am glad that I never was! She used Michael in my mind (as so many on a long list did). I don’t really understand the nerve of this woman really? I wish someone would explain it to me. She has the audacity to ask this family for an interview after making the statement she did to Fortune magazine, “I don’t want to be Michael Jackson.” Why even make a statement like that? When she knows there are millions of Michael Jackson fans out there that will react to that statement. Then again, maybe that’s what she wanted. Since she is hurting in her ratings what a better way to call attention to herself, right? What a better way to get people to bring her up in conversation and have her name get more attention than to connect herself to Michael. When you are waning in ratings why not connect yourself to someone that you know will bring in definite “through the roof ratings”. I believe the best thing we could do is NOT watch. Because this was probably a part of her plan all along. Why would she for years have seperated herself and now that Michael is getting all this positive attention, she makes a distasteful comment, which then gets attention, then decides to get the Jacksons to do an interview which she knows millions will watch…Hmmm… sounds like a pretty good laid out plan to me.
    Maybe Oprah has in fact harbored resentment towards Michael over the years because Michael was more successful and wealthier than she. If it were any other person it seems to me that Oprah, given her track record would have sought the TRUTH and reported on such. But not in this case. She chose to ride along with the rest of the rat race… and feed the medialoid by merely NOT doing something about it. I see it this way, given she is the same race as Michael and given she has the perfect platform to have helped him… she should have done so when the time was right… which she chose to cower like the rest of them… I will NEVER have respect for Oprah. Now that she needs something for herself she comes lugging cameras and the like behind and wanting an interview to capture ratings when her show is sliding down in ratings….
    To me this is just all part of her plan… Where was she when Michael needed her?

  15. kozi says:


    If the family wants to clear Michael’s name as Taj said why they want to do it on Oprah show? Can this be accomplished with other talk show or the main goal is to convince her audience only?

    Do you know if she is the one who asked to have the interview or is it their idea? Like you said I believe too Oprah wants to get her rating high before she retires her show. She got her high rate during the 1993 interview and become famous and now she wants that same rate to end her show using Michael Jacksons. How pathetic is that?

  16. Hayat says:

    I don’t trust this. I hav a bad feeling about it.
    Parasites live off of others. So does you know who.
    I’m sorry, really Seven, my fingers just won’t let me type her name other than Parasite.
    I know I’ve been name-calling her, in the previous post, I know that wasn’t what Michael’s way of life, but hey, he was way too good for this world, wasn’t he.
    Never had a bad word to say about anyone!!
    Now, this parasite wants to let Mrs Jackson come on her last shows, to lift her raitings?
    Judge Judy’s show has more simply because she stands for TRUTH & JUSTICE. People want the Truth. They want to see Justice happening.
    Now, Mrs Jackson, never said a bad word about anyone or anything. She is simply a stunning beautiful gorgeous amazing woman. Mrs Jackson is the opposite of that Paras..e.
    I am sure, that Mrs Jackson will be cornered into saying and stating things that she didn’t count on, or didn’t mean to say. I’m sure that Para will try her best to dramatize as much as she can, and Mrs Jackson will not have the chance to say what she really wants to say.
    Thats just how Para… works!!
    I hope – really really hope in my heart and soul that I’m wrong.
    I swear, I do!!
    Michael trusted way too many people. We know that. Those so called ‘friends’ betrayed him, his trust and his love. In the past & in the future. Its just how they are, because Michael translates MONEY in their eyes.
    He trusted Parasite. She lived off him at the start of her career.
    Then she went to turn against him.
    I don’t understand it. There are so many issues that she could hav made clear out there too the world and public. About vitiligo. She could EASILY dedicate a show about it; and let those who suffer from it come forward, and talk about it, so it wouldn’t have stayed such a ‘taboo’ and ‘weird’ thing for a black man to ‘turn’ white. I am 100% positive, that if she’d have invited Michael on it, he’d come and speak about it.
    Well, maybe 95%.
    If she wanted to lift her raitings, she’d easily have achieved that!
    With what people? Yes: with TRUTH and JUSTICE. But no. She didn’t.
    She won’t. She ignores him. No, sorry, she TRASHES him.
    He said she was his friend.
    She refused to come to his funeral, because, she said, ‘I wasn’t his friend’.
    I mean… For the love of God..?
    Always trying to be the centre of the universe, right, parasite?
    “I wasn’t his friend” “We’ll never know” “I don’t want to be Michael Jackson”…?
    And then, first letting Lisa Marie come on her show, with Mrs. Katherine Jackson that follows in line?
    Who’s next, Debbie Rowe?? Not one of these women would trash Michael – they all loved him and still do.
    But that parasite, can’t wait to do that. And she would make it seem as if théy did.

    That’s why I don’t trust her. I never will.
    I hope Mrs Katherine will call it off. I hope Taj will encourage her not to do it just for Para’s own benefit.
    Mrs Katherine has endured enough…
    WE have endured enough..
    And Michael, may he rest in peace, sure has endured, suffered and hurt more than enough.

  17. budsgirl11954 says:

    It may disturb many Michael Jackson fans to have the self-absorbed Oprah interviewing the family since she has very publicly and very callously disrespected this noble and giving spirit. However, the Jackson’s may believe that having Oprah, a self-proclaimed “influential voice in the media’ RETRACT herself to be a monumental coup de gras. if Katherine, his children, and his nephews feel the need to go to one of the biggest sources of MJ negativity and force her to SEE the truth…then I am all for that.
    It remains to be seen what the public will actually SEE after all the editing is done.. and I hope that the Jackson’s have taken some precautions and signed a contract that allows them a say in what she airs. I pray that, God, in His infinite wisdom has started the ball rolling in the right direction concerning clearing up the mass media’s destruction of Michael Jackson’s reputation. A more gentle and giving soul has not graced our existence. and in our lifetime we will never see the likes of him…. He loved the world… it’s time for the world to know his truth…
    and to celebrate his true legacy.

  18. truth seeker says:

    I admire Katherine to want to set the record straight. But, what record is she talking about? “The doctors made MJ an addict, story” or the real truth that, NOONE of those pain meds showed up in the coroner’s report and his organs were healthy. Something that the Jacksons family can’t seem to understand.
    We should mass email Oprah and warn her that the only way she might get some fans back in our good grace and MAYBE just MAYBE will watch her new network, is to apologize for not doing a thorough research on Michael.

  19. malcy says:

    MJ has suffered as no one else did has in the world of entertainment.Oprah added to it.She was so rightious about it. She can never undo the harm she has done to MJ however much she tries.

  20. teodora santos says:

    i hope the jackson have their own camera on the time of the enterview b/c this women is same w/ bashir ,twister double face ,oprah needs this interview b/c she want a high rating b/4 she stepdown to her show, so all her follower will say she is the most popular woman when it comes to rating show,, i found too that many of mj, fans likes oprah,,especially to my home page ,its time to wake up sister and bro. open your eyes,, if we love mj. we need to boycott this woman too,plz and thank you ,GOD BLESS US ALL…

  21. Carolyn says:

    Even if it is to “set the record straight”, I still wish Mrs J would have had an interview with someone else other than oprah. As I have stated before, she is no better than diane dimond. She has no respect for MJ and I, too, hope the family will have their own camera crew filming as well. I don’t trust her. We have seen what can happen once editing is done. Look at what bashir did to Michael. Not pleased, but for Michael’s sake, I pray it all goes well.

  22. FF says:

    Thank you for this, Seven. Knowing they know the score going it is immense releif no matter what the outcome (because if I’ve learned anything it’s that people believe what they choose to no matter what the facts are – however the facts need to be out there too when so many lies abound).

  23. Gavin Saunders says:

    I think Oprah looked really bad when Madonna came out and said the obvious, admitting the entertainment industry is self-serving and had turned their backs on one of their own, who they belatedly are learning was much too vulnerable. Many have felt shame and have dared to finally come out with their experience of knowing him.

    The longer Oprah waits to jump on board the meaner she’ll appear and after all, anything Michael Jackson on her show has historically proven to be a massive ratings winner. She’ll probably milk it for one of her special evening shows if you have them in the USA, the way they’ve been aired here in Aus, in prime time evening and with much fanfare.

  24. Karin says:

    Thank you for this explanation. I could not make sense as to why Katherine Jackson would give Oprah the time of day. I think there are far more worthy interviewers out there who are deserving. My opinion is that Mrs Jackson would do better setting the record straight with Oprah by not being available to this woman. Geraldo at least always gave Michael a fair interview when he was alive, especially around the trial period when it really mattered.

    Being beaten in the ratings by Judge Judy – ouch that would hurt because that show is garbage. Poetic justice at long last yay.

  25. Anne Mette Jepsen says:

    Thank you Seven!

  26. june says:

    Thanks for spreading this information, Seven. Great to know that the Jacksons appear to know Oprah’s past motives regarding Michael. Yesterday, when I first heard this interview had been done, I treated it as I did the aborted interview of LMP, and wrote a short respectful note to Oprah.com stating my own wish that Michael and his family be treated with dignity and respect by Ms. O., and that millions of Michael’s supporters will be very disappointed if it turns out otherwise.

  27. jmmm says:

    Seven thanks for the post. I am keeping my fingers crossed that Oprah will right her wrong and show the world the real legacy of Michael, his loving spirit and giving heart. With love, JMMM

  28. Mari says:

    “A bigger power may be guiding this ship…”

    Hmmm…sounds interesting! And SO very true if you can read all the SIGNS. I truly think that MJ has a lot of the world on HIS side at this point, we’ve seen again and again how disgustingly he was being hunted and USED by the media! We have seen the truth behind the lies, we KNOW they have ther own agendas. Most people think nothig truly bad of Michael anymore, they’ve learned from their mistakes.

    And then we have the Special Ones. The true loyal followers who are incredibly intelligent, inquisitive, spiritual and wise individuals. So I just don’t get that there are actually people around who still need convincing about Michael’s true beautiful Soul and Being. His total uniqueness and the fact that his very presence on Earth was a gift to us all. Well, except the HATERS and other negative types of course! But they will never change and anyone who even thinks they will is wasting their precious time and energy. They’ve always been wrong and evil and we all know it too so we should just ignore them all together!

    We should focus of the ones who CAN actually change their attitude but are blocked from doing that by their sad media addiction. We need to help CURE that addiction if we can and show them the Truth. I also don’t get that his name requires “clearing” STILL! That’s very shocking to me. But I do understand that we are dealing with the massess who are very much media addicts and despite believing tabloid rumors and lies they only seem to think it’s only a great imaginary show created for them and the real people involved and their actual lives and feelings don’t matter at all. Basically someone like MJ is not even properly human to some of them. We need them to finally change that attitude. It’s about time for that finally. We MJ Followers and Supporters know that he is human and has suffered too much during his life and particularly because of the media abuse and propaganda. We also know that he IS very Godlike as well, very strong and powerful, determined and most importantly CORRECT and RIGHT in his messages!

    I don’t trust Oprah and I really don’t like her.She’s already proved many times what a dishonest and self righteous person she is! Just one more media type pretending to be on MJ’s side when it suits her the most and then attacking him viciously with the rest of them because this tabloid style brings her the biggest ratings. She is frankly a very disingenuous and dishonourable woman. Very self centered. And my opinion on those who blidnly listen to her and her opinions hasn’t changed and WILL NOT change even if they end up changing their minds on hating Michael simply because Oprah told them to! The fact is they ARE idiots and probably will never learn to think for themselves. It’s useless, they expect unbiased stories on MJ from HER of all people! It’s actually quite ridiculous considering everything.

    MJ has most of the World on his side anyway(most importantly the sensible, smart ones 😉 )he doesn’t really need Oprah’s braindead audience. The only good thing that can come from this is that IF Oprah changes her reporting style on MJ (if she thinks it will get her more views!)then these people who care about what she says so damn much will predictably, like the sheep they are, just leave MJ alone finally. And stop just believing in discrediting and lies about him FINALLY just like the rest of the world has already done ages ago. That’s my only wish…So that we can finally move on from all this to more important things. Let us never forget about the message of Michael! Love and compassion are missing in this world, and we need to bring them back as soon as possible!

  29. mjbluemoon says:

    THE CREATOR HAS A WAY OF MAKING YOUR ENEMY your Enemy YOUR FOOT STOOL* Mz.O and the rest will have their time to here the TRUTH, and after that itz over. I’am not a fan of Mz.O for a lot of reasonz, but I believe that thur this some good will come out of it… Since Mz.O iz about to exit , why not exit with the BIGGIEST NEWZ MICHAEL’S mother and Children.

    This is how G-D evens the score, he makes your enemies your foot stool, and thatz what Mz.O iz. A FOOT STOOL?.. besides everyone will hear the TRUTH FROM MS. KATHERINE – GB her soul I love her so” Once you have been devieved and believe a lie THE TRUTH IS HARD TO DIGEST* #mjwinkz*

  30. ray says:

    i still dont care i still see it as a greedy journalist taking advantage! tthere are 10000 other ways to “set the record straight” for the jacksons- they could appear on literally any tv show in the world to “set the record straight” and it would still be a smash hit viewed by millions-Oprah dont care bout how “straight” the record is, all she cares about is getting ratings in her last season. fair play if she apologizes,but what i would do if i were her is go apologize publically then stay the frig away from the Jackson family- they are way too good for her! i wont be watching this interview thats for sure-even if it were in Michaels favour, i already know how pure and good and innocent he was. love you Michael, miss you more every day <3 xx