Say what you will about Joe Jackson, the old man does not mince words.
The late King of Pop's dad raised eyebrows in an interview with Extra by saying point blank that his son is making a bigger impact now than when he was alive.
“He’s worth more dead than when he was alive,” the 80-year-old Joe said.
Hmm ... Maybe he's the one with the Michael Jackson autopsy picture.
In fairness to Joe, he later qualified that statement by saying “I’d rather have him alive.” Deeply touching words from grieving dad if ever there were any.
Michael and Joe Jackson in 2005.
After This Is It pulled in $2.2 million in just its first few showings late Tuesday night, Joe noted that ”When [Michael] was living, they didn’t show this.”
Well, that's true. That's because it's just a compilation of rehearsal footage from what was to be Michael’s last tour, which would have likely been better.
Joe Jackson admits he was confused about the film's concept at first.
“I didn’t know what This Is It means,” says Joe, who added the film depicted his son “as I knew him best: performing and dancing, entertaining people.”
Joe admits that he gets “very emotional” when he hears MJ’s songs, and cries “when I’m by myself and start thinking about things we went through.”
Then he swan-dives into a pile of money and it's all good!