When Joe Jackson opens his mouth I really expect to either see his nose get larger or for horns to sprout from his head and the devil to start talking. Over the weekend he gave an interview to Chris Connelly who has never been afraid to ask tough questions. He asked Joe Jackson point blank whether Joe had ever beat Michael.
“Michael was never beat. And everyone spanked their kids when they did wrong. But not beat.”
First of all not everyone spanked their kids. I will admit it was much more prevalent than it is today, but still, not everyone spanked their kids. Plus, I think it is fair to say that no one in the Jackson family is ever going to come out and confirm what Joe said. Everyone knows he beat his kids. Over the years there have been books and articles and movies made that all talk about or show him beating his kids. He never sued. If someone accused you of beating your kids and you didn't, don't you think you might get upset and want the record set straight? Joe never did.
Joe takes this whole theory one step further though. He blames Katherine. “Katherine spanked Michael more than I did, 'cause I was working two jobs and she was at home with him the most.”
She might have spanked him more, but I'm guessing she wasn't much of a beater. Talk about throwing someone under a bus. Is there a special place in hell for this guy? As messed up as Michael was in his life, I have to say that Joe Jackson is probably the root of about 99% of the messed up stuff.
Joe finished off Lie Fest '09 by saying, “We brought him up the right way.” The right way? If by the right way you mean doing everything you could possibly do wrong than yes, you succeeded beyond your wildest dreams.