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Jackson Family Patriarch Raises Eyebrows With Bizarre Video Message For Grandson

Typically, apples don’t fall all that far away from the tree. Such is the case for most families, as children can show remarkable similarities to their parents as they age. While they may display some very different characteristics as they grow, there are also times when the family traits shine through. In the case of the world-famous Jackson clan, one of the overriding traits has been being on the bizarre side.

That trait was best exemplified by the late Michael Jackson, who was the subject of tabloid fodder for years before his untimely death in 2009. While it’s always wise to take the gossip mill with a grain of salt, there was simply far too much smoke there to completely dismiss the tales of the man the press dubbed ‘Wacko Jacko.’ Jackson’s siblings would have their own fair share of unusual news attached to them, and the same thing is being passed along to their offspring.

So where does all of that stem from? A peek at this viral video provides some pretty strong clues. As CNN shares, the Jackson family patriarch, 89-year-old Joe Jackson, has raised some eyebrows with a rambling video message that he’s shared for his grandson, 15-year-old Blanket, who is one of Michael’s three kids. Attached to the post was a picture of him and his grandson that was adorned with the message "Learn the rules and break them."

His post would link to another site that included both a written and a video message.

"To my grandson Blanket. You are like your father in so many ways, and you remind me most of him. Enjoy life, see lots of good movies, stay healthy and remember, I do love you !" the site read.

"Now I understand why your father had you wear masks all the time 'cause news people was bothering him so much and he tried to disguise you as much as possible," Jackson said during the video. "But I want you to stay healthy and stay off those bikes!"

While we’re not going to throw stones at an aging man that’s sending out a message of love to his grandson, the manner in which he did it was quite curious. Exactly why did this message need to be shared with the world? If he had a personal sentiment to share with his grandson - who he notes is doomed to a life of being a curiosity due to his family tree - then why couldn’t he have simply reached out to the kid without making a spectacle of things?

In addition, he seems to be confusing Blanket with one of Michael’s other kids, 20-year-old Prince Michael, who recently made headlines for a minor accident on his bike. Michael’s daughter, 19-year-old Paris, is also constantly in and out of the tabloid headlines for this or that. The King of Pop’s offspring have mainly been raised by his family since his passing, but family matriarch Katharine recently made headlines for resigning as Blanket’s guardian.

Our theory on the proximity of apples to where they have fallen from remains quite strong.

Source: TMZ, CNN
Photo: YouTube

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