Joe Jackson: Michael Worth More Dead

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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.

An MJ Pic

“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!

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I agree with luma & judy because like luma said what kind of parent would so that. And judy because everything they said i agree with so thank both of you. But joe... I DONT GOT NOTHING 2 SAY 2 YOU BECAUSE YOU JUST... MICHAEL WAS YOUR SON AND WITHOUT HIM THERE WOULDNT BE NO US. But i think joe loved michael and i know michael loved him because of alot of things. MICHAEL i wish you was here but since you not RIP MICHAEL JACKSON we love you & i think your dad did too.

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I agree with luma & judy because like luma said what kind of parent would so that. And judy because everything they said i agree with so thank both of you. But joe... I DONT GOT NOTHING 2 SAY 2 YOU BECAUSE YOU JUST... MICHAEL WAS YOUR SON AND WITHOUT HIM THERE WOULDNT BE NO US. But i think joe loved michael and i know michael loved him because of alot of things. MICHAEL i wish you was here but since you not RIP MICHAEL JACKSON we love you & i think your dad did too. MJ

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You dont know Joe so keep em closed! You cant judge people.. The media takes things people say and they use it to there own pleasure and advantage.. WITHOUT there would be no Michael.. So stop it o.k. people!

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its true though, everyone thought he was insane... until he died then he's a saint...

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I agree with Luma Michael should be remembered for his worth as a human being and what he did to make his fans happy. But most of all the love he showed his children. I hope Michael can rest in peace as he did not deserve to die so young.

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I am afraid I can't see it that way. These are not the words of a father who loved his son as a son, this is a father who loved his son for what he could get out of him. My son died and there's absolutely no way I could ever force such words out of my mouth. Because the true worth of my son, of any human being, is in them. The millions the MJ estate is taking in now is nothing compared to Jackson's worth as a human being - and most especially as a son and a father. This makes me extremely sad for Michael Jackson.

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You can say what you want but Joe does love Michael!!!

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Geez, this guy is such a douche

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He -would- say that wouldn't he? I'm sure he used to tell Jacko that all the time when he was a kid.

Michael Jackson Biography

Michael Jackson mug shot Michael Jackson was the King of Pop, with the best-selling album of all-time and more than a dozen massive hits. After years of physical... More »
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Michael Joseph Jackson
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