We recently saw news reports that Jackson family matriarch Katherine Jackson was missing. Thankfully, we later found out that Mrs. Jackson was not missing but suffering from a common ailment. (I think the unofficial diagnosis is “sick and tired.”)
We have to remember that Katherine Jackson is 82 years old. She should be relaxing and enjoying her golden years. She is instead dealing with a house full of kids, feuding family members, trial attorneys and the every-circling paparazzi.
Apparently, all this drama started when it was revealed that some of her children had written a letter to the executors of Michael Jackson's estate, alleging his will was a fake. The will left his fortune to his children, his mother and charity.
The drama has even spread to the Jackson home.
Sandra Ribera, Katherine Jackson’s attorney, was quoted in published reports as saying that Randy, Janet and Jermaine “ambushed” Michael’s kids, charging through a security gate as an SUV carrying the children rolled through.
The drama escalates.
This is like the Jackson version of “Love and Hip Hop” meets “The Dukes of Hazard.”
Katherine Jackson helped to raise a legion of children and moved them from the mean streets of Gary, Ind., to California and supported them during their evolving careers, making them household names.
She has always been the soft-spoken mother in the background while her family’s over-the-top lives played out like a nighttime Latin soap opera.
She has lived with Michael’s eccentric taste for everything from amusement parks, the elephant man’s bones, young boy sleepovers and let’s not forget an odd but significant relationship with Bubbles the chimp.
She has had two daughters rebel from their strict upbringing, Janet turning her teen angst into a successful television and recording career complete with two failed marriages, yo-yo weight loss and a live televised wardrobe malfunction seen by millions.
Then we have Katherine’s other daughter, La Toya, who went from being a sheltered shrinking violet to marrying a control freak and posing for a Playboy spread. She seemed unable to decide which role she preferred, family spokesperson or conveyor of family secrets.
Katherine’s attorney also alleged that family members who were part of the “ambush” also have been planning for the last three years to remove Katherine Jackson from her home and separate her from her beloved grandchildren.
Really people? This is not “Mission Impossible.” It took you three years to devise a plan to remove an 82-year-old woman and three waif-like kids?
It is no wonder they found Ms. Jackson in Arizona with Rebbie and all her Centipede memorabilia…lol. This seasoned diva needs some serious down time!
Maybe Michael was onto something by covering his children’s faces with mask to keep them out of the media and drama? I am sure this also doubled to reduce speculation about how someone with such African-American features could produce children who look more like Jolie and Pitt’s offspring.
They all need to be ashamed, putting Mother Jackson through all this stress and drama, plotting to remove her and the children from her home. Why don’t you take all the kids, the drama, your car chases, media scandals and police interventions and leave that woman in peace to watch her shows, nap and attend Bible study?