Michael Jackson - La Toya Jackson: 'Michael Would Approve Of Dad's Tribute Fragrances'

Michael Jackson's sister La Toya has defended her father for launching his own King of Pop tribute perfumes, insisting the late superstar would not have prevented his dad making money off his celebrity.
Joe Jackson teamed up with his business partner Franck Rouas and unveiled the fragrances Jackson Tribute and Jackson Legend last year (11).
The Jackson family patriarch has since taken to flogging the scents at a kiosk in a mall in Las Vegas in a bid to turn a profit - a move which has drawn criticism from fans of the Thriller hitmaker.
But his daughter La Toya has urged detractors to back off, reminding them that her ageing dad was the one who discovered Michael's talent and turned him into a pop icon.
During an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show, which aired in the U.S. on Friday (24Feb12), she said, "We wouldn't have a Michael if there wasn't for Joseph Jackson (sic). He gave Michael to us... He is wonderful, so when you say, 'He's Joe Jackson, he's Michael Jackson's father, how could he do this (profit off his son's name)?' That's his father, that's his son."
La Toya Jackson admits she was unaware of her father's attempts to sell the perfumes in a mall, but that shouldn't deter the King of Pop's fans from purchasing a bottle.
She added, "He did have a big opening (for the fragrances) and I guess the next day he decided to go out and sit there (at the mall kiosk). After all, come on, he's 84 years old...
"Michael wouldn't have minded at all... He really wouldn't. He would say, 'Go for it.'"
The tribute fragrances have not been sanctioned by Michael's estate executors and Joe is facing legal action over the products from executives at Bravado, a firm which retains the commercial rights to sell products under the Thriller icon's name.


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LaToya Jackson is as delusional as her poor excuse for a father is. I'm pretty sure Michael would probably be appalled at his dad trying to make money off his name this way. LaToya and Joe Jackson are leaches and should be ashamed of themselves!! I definantly wouldn't buy any of his perfumes...SICK!!!!
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LaToya Jackson is as delusional as her poor excuse for a father is. I'm pretty sure Michael would probably be appalled at his dad trying to make money off his name this way. LaToya and Joe Jackson are leaches and should be ashamed of themselves!! I definantly wouldn't buy any of his perfumes...SICK!!!!
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LaToya Jackson is as delusional as her poor excuse for a father is. I'm pretty sure Michael would probably be appalled at his dad trying to make money off his name this way. LaToya and Joe Jackson are leaches and should be ashamed of themselves!! I definantly wouldn't buy any of his perfumes...SICK!!!!
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LaToya Jackson is as delusional as her poor excuse for a father is. I'm pretty sure Michael would probably be appalled at his dad trying to make money off his name this way. LaToya and Joe Jackson are leaches and should be ashamed of themselves!! I definantly wouldn't buy any of his perfumes...SICK!!!!
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To say that Michael would be fine with his father's latest outrageous idea to rake in more money from his son's name, is a gross overstatement! Michael, I believe, would NOT have been ok with it, although he may not have stopped it, but would NOT have endorsed it or given his blessing! He knew what his father was about, and would not want his own name being abused to sell a perfume for the sake of profit. The only way i thin he would have been ok with this idea would be if his dad had agreed to donating most of the profits to a charity of Michael's choosing, but that would be a waste of time to ask. NO, he should NOT be allowed to sell this line, and I hope that there are enough fans boycotting it worldwide, that the perfume will be discontinued! Sick man, he is!
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LaToya Jackson is as delusional as her poor excuse for a father is. I'm pretty sure Michael would probably be appalled at his dad trying to make money off his name this way. LaToya and Joe Jackson are leaches and should be ashamed of themselves!! I definantly wouldn't buy any of his perfumes...SICK!!!!
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LaToya Jackson is as delusional as her poor excuse for a father is. I'm pretty sure Michael would probably be appalled at his dad trying to make money off his name this way. LaToya and Joe Jackson are leaches and should be ashamed of themselves!! I definantly wouldn't buy any of his perfumes...SICK!!!!
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LaToya Jackson is as delusional as her poor excuse for a father is. I'm pretty sure Michael would probably be appalled at his dad trying to make money off his name this way. LaToya and Joe Jackson are leaches and should be ashamed of themselves!! I definantly wouldn't buy any of his perfumes...SICK!!!!
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LaToya Jackson is as delusional as her poor excuse for a father is. I'm pretty sure Michael would probably be appalled at his dad trying to make money off his name this way. LaToya and Joe Jackson are leaches and should be ashamed of themselves!! I definantly wouldn't buy any of his perfumes...SICK!!!!
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LaToya Jackson is as delusional as her poor excuse for a father is. I'm pretty sure Michael would probably be appalled at his dad trying to make money off his name this way. LaToya and Joe Jackson are leaches and should be ashamed of themselves!! I definantly wouldn't buy any of his perfumes...SICK!!!!
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