Michael Jackson's Dad Thinks He Did Him a Favor By 'Whipping' Him

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No one would dispute that Michael Jackson was an emotionally troubled man. It wasn't just his changing appearance that worried lifelong fans. His music and some of his more candid interviews revealed just how sad he really was. Well, if you ever wondered why the King of Pop was so pained (especially when it comes to memories of his childhood), this will finally put that mystery to rest for you. His father Joe Jackson has revealed his philosophy on child abuse and it is beyond shocking to hear.

According to Jackson, parents these days are "too soft," he said during a recent interview with Piers Morgan. "One of the reasons I say that is because kids nowadays are killing their parents in some cases. Let’s get into this ‘beating’ thing. There’s no such thing as ‘beating a kid.’ You whip them or punish them over something they did, and they will remember that. And they’ll remember it in such a way that they won’t do it again. That’s the way I was.”

Which is insane. What does he think whipping is if not beating them? It’s that warped definition that is responsible for some of his kids being so troubled, so unhappy. Of course he is not an anomaly. There are plenty of people who senselessly beat their children and think they are not causing any damage. Fact of the matter is, it is not the clear-cut answer. Besides, there is no clear research that hitting a kid is an effective deterrent. Yes, they will grow up fearful of you, scared of you. That may curb some of the naughty behavior, but at what ultimate cost? I don't want my child to be frightened of me or be worried every time he does any little thing wrong. I imagine most parents do not.

What do you think of Joe Jackson's 'whipping' punishment?


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nonmember avatar mjtheultimate

MJ’s real fans know that his autopsy report confirmed that he was suffering from Vitiligo and Discoid Lupus, two disfiguring diseases. Vitiligo made him lose skin pigmentation and Lupus affected his nose. He had a nose job done as his “father”, brothers and cousins had always mercilessly bullied him for having a big nose, so much so that he even wished to die as a kid. It forced him to have many corrective surgeries on the nose as the tissue couldn't heal, thus shrinking it so much over the years. This article ''Lupus:A Silent Yet Painful Illness" (google) by Research Assistant with Lupus Foundation of America explains it. Dr Richard Strick, who was appointed by DA Tom Sneddon to perform the court-ordered examination of MJ 1993 and viewed his medical records, said “MJ had a disease vitiligo in which the pigment is lost and attempts had been made to bring that pigment back which had been unsuccessful so he tried to bleach it out so it would be one colour. Lupus is also an autoimmune disease and he also had skin involvement, which had destroyed part of the skin of his nose and his nasal surgeries and all were really reconstructive, to try and look normal. The first one was to try and reconstruct from some scar tissue and obstruction that had happened with the skin there. It didn’t work out very well and all subsequent attempts were to make it right. I think he was trying to look like a normal guy as best as that he could”.

nonmember avatar mjtheultimate

Thrashing your child with any object you find,striping him nude to tear him up with a belt or switch,slapping him till your hand hurts,pulling him by his hair and pushing him against the wall,rubbing salt into his open wounds,making him labour for hours even when sick,humiliating him publicly,making fun of how he looks,never showing any trace of love and never allowing him to call you "dad" is just not acceptable no matter what a genius or deeply caring man that produces...it is not acceptable at the sacrifice of that one tortured soul.

knitt... knittykitty99

I am not interested in anything this horrible man has to say, especially regarding parenting.  I wish the media would stop giving him air time.

nonmember avatar Darkangel

@mjtheultimate Preach!!

Joe Jackson disgust me. Smh.

Tatto... TattoodMommy19

Ugh. Joe Jackson disgusts me.

I always felt so sad for Michael.

Tomat... TomatoPotato

Adult, child; man, woman. Physical abuse is physical abuse is physical abuse. And it's disgusting.

Alison Maleski

Joe Jackson, UGH! He should be the one 6 feet under and not Michel. What Joseph did was unexcusable. Now I understand why Michael did what he had to do: with his skin, his nose. He wanted nothing to do with Joseph. He wanted no resemblence to the man. He felt like his nose and face looked too much like Joseph's. That's why he did what he did.

Samuel Johnson

Emotionally troubled "man" is Joe Jackson who moreover is still incredibly alive.
Michael Jackson was sane and btw raised three well-mannered children without hitting them.

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