The kid is not his son ... for real. Brandon Howard, the alleged secret love child of Michael Jackson, is no such thing. The DNA test results that say so are bogus.
The resemblance is uncanny, but the genetic link just isn't there.
Yesterday, claims that the 31-year-old is the spawn of MJ took the web by storm, especially after the so-called evidence was presented at a press conference.
Alki David of FilmOn (dot) com put on quite a spectacle Thursday, claiming he had a DNA test proving singer Brandon Howard is the biological son of MJ.
Claiming he got Jackson's DNA from an old dental device he bought at auction, he said he's "99.99999%" sure Brandon's parents are MJ and Miki Howard.
The timeline made sense, as did the circumstantial connection; Miki is a singer and actress who was managed by Michael's father Joe in the early '80s.
The DNA test is complete crap, though.
Not even a good fabrication, either. It's hilariously terrible. The test was allegedly done at a facility in Ireland called "DNA Lab" (seriously) ... of which there is none.
Moreover, a Google image search of "DNA results" turns up a bunch of sample documents with the same exact template as the one Alki David busted out.
Finally, an image search for "DNA logo" produces the same design used in DNA Lab's logo ... and is also a ripoff of the Terminator Salvation solo.
Nice try, Brandon. Only not really.
Dr. Joseph Goodman, a Beverly Hills dental surgeon, revealed the results at the contrived event yesterday along with David, a wealthy shipping heir.
It's as weird as it sounds.
“I’m sure that there will be doubters and there will be haters and there will be those who create, build a controversy, but it is what it is,” David said.
It is what it is, alright.
Jackson estate lawyer Howard Weitzman immediately decried this fraud, as did others ... despite tabloid-worthy headlines that Miki Howard is "Billie Jean."
Even Brandon Howard himself backtracked somewhat, admitting Michael is a big inspiration for his work on YouTube, but distancing himself from the press claim.
He did give a DNA sample, he says, but “I’ve never self-proclaimed to be Michael Jackson’s son. I’m definitely not suing the estate. I’m taken care of very well."
"And also, I make my own cash, OK?”
OK, Brandon. Now go away.