Randy Jackson Disagrees With Mother's Gary, Indiana Tribute

MICHAEL JACKSON's brother RANDY is disappointed by his mother KATHERINE's plans to join in celebrations marking the first anniversary of the pop superstar's death in the family's native Indiana, insisting he does not support the tribute.
The mayor of Gary, Rudy Clay, has announced a day of special events will take place on Friday (25Jun10) to celebrate the Thriller hitmaker's legacy in the town where he grew up.
Clay revealed Katherine Jackson will be the guest of honour as locals perform, give speeches and hold a candlelight vigil - and she will unveil a monument to the King of Pop.
He told the Associated Press, "This is where it all started. Our love for the Jackson family and Michael began before they were famous and it is still entrenched."
But Randy Jackson is angry his mum has given her seal of approval for the tribute - and he wants to make it clear he has nothing to do with the event.
In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "There is a common concern about their (Jackson family members) lack of support and unity, especially now that we're approaching June 25th.
"This is a very difficult time for me and my family... I don't agree with many of their choices but they are my family and I do love them.
"Surprising as it may seem, this is the case.... I am not in support of the Gary event/trip or whatever it is..."
Instead, Randy is backing a memorial at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale, California, where his brother was buried in September (10). He was instrumental in persuading cemetery bosses to lift their ban on fans so that Jackson devotees could pay their respects on Friday.


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Randy! Lighten UP! Do you want to be the one in your family taking all the credit of Michael's FAME?!? Eventhough you lost a brother and former business partner, have some sympathic understanding for your mother! Michael was and is HER child!!! Do you know what it is like to have one of your children die before you do? Death is a natural sequence of life (for most) and to have one of your offspring depart before their eventuality is no easy feat it is difficult. I LOVE the idea that Katherine can build on Michael's legacy by including Gary Indiana in HIStory! That would be the right thing to do. In fact, Michael touched the lives of so many people, by keeping his memory alive- we are keeping HIS LOVE alive. LOVE not Hate! Anger stems from resentment and that is the cousin of hatred! Feed Positivity. Support your mother. She does much more than she is given credit for. vk
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The MysticalOne, you are right, I'm writing the same thing......This is Katherine's son, if she wants to do this , then by golly it is her privilege to do that.........Randy you don't have the right to tell your mother how she should remember her son.....Katherine loves all her children, so leave her be and be happy that she is doing something she wants for her son's memory MICHAEL JACKSON.............Instead of working against her publicly, be for her, not the other way around............Don't be a big baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Who really cares what Randy thinks of his mother's choices?!! Michael was "her" son, notRandy's and contrary to his apparent belief,he's Not runnin' a darn thing in Katherine's life!!Katherine did not suddenly become Randy nor any of the other Jackson children's "child" just because she's 80 years old! Katherine Jackson remains a thoroughly competent woman who doesn't have to ask Randy nor any of the other Jackson's "permission" nor blessings for anything that she does!!I support Katherine's choice whole-heartedly asshe does not grieve as the World does, as ifthere is no "hope," and her choice clearly demostrates what's best for Michael's children ..who are more important then any attentionseeking side-show that Randy is trying toconduct at that cemetary! She is alsotrying to support the low-income families ofGary Indiana who need a museum for Michaelso that it generates revenue for that city wheremany live below the poverty line. After all, Gary, IND is where they ALL got their start & that City has always welcomes, loved, & championed the Jackson family.Cudos to Katherine who has the wisdom toignore the ignorances of her attention & publicityseeking other sons!! Randy, go somewhere, sit down, learn how to demostrate Respect for your mother, and shut the hell up!!
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Randy and ALL your brothers - you should never speak negative words about your mother's choices. She has been given a huge responsibility of raising Michael's children. You should support her and never make public comments against her. I don't hear the sister's making negative comments. Please let Michael rest and stop this nonsense.
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