Michael Jackson’s Nephew Seemingly Suggests A MJ Biopic Is On The Way, Will Reportedly “Reframe” Singer’s Sexual Assault Case & Touch On Family’s Cultural Impact
Looks like the family of pop super star Michael Jackson is determined to clear his name.
The late singer’s nephew TJ Jackson, son of his brother and fellow Jackson 5 member Tito Jackson, recently revealed plans to produce a movie about his uncle’s iconic life. Following his 2009 death, media outlets sparked a once muted debate about Michael Jackson’s infamous child sexual abuse allegations. However, TJ Jackson, 43, disputes the “awful” accusations, stating that a biopic movie addressing the family’s perspective of the situation is in the works.
Speaking on the accusations, TJ reportedly stated:
“I think it’s awful, to be honest….[It’s] in a way disgusting because what sells in this world is negativity. People like to gossip, people like scandals. My uncle is not here to defend himself, so he’s an easy target. He was always an easy target, because he was always quiet.”
“But now that he’s no longer with us, there couldn’t be an easier target. Everyone knows who Michael Jackson is. So it’s an easy story to sell. But I truly believe truth always wins out.”
One story told about the “Thriller” artist post death, was the 2019 documentary Leaving Neverland. The highly controversial documentary featured two men, now in their 30’s, who alleged they had ongoing relations with Michael while they were aged 7 and 10. Many believed telling such an involved story after the decorated Grammy award winning artists death was immorale.
However TJ says this upcoming film will cover more than just the singer’s dark moments. Reportedly, the cultural impact of the entire Jackson family will be the main focus of the project. He stated:
“The importance my family had in Black culture first, Black people, and allowing people of all nationalities to idolise a Black family or Black figures is something I think gets lost,”
“To become, you know, sex symbols for our huge band and number one in the early 70s as Black kids is an incredible accomplishment. That story needs to be amplified in my opinion. So I think there will be a Jackson story, a biopic.”
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