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I'm not ashamed to admit it made me cry. Where's the crying emoticon?
Poor kids, so young to lose their dad and they never had a mom.

  • Profile picture of the author Tina Golden
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    • Profile picture of the author bryce
      A tragic loss, and an icon forever - his kids will now become the centre of attention - Shame on the media!
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    I really didn't care for MJ music but he had my utmost respect. Took life and made it into what he wanted.
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    • Profile picture of the author TimPhelan
      It was a very moving memorial, especially that part.

      Mariah Carey did a great job on "I'll be there".

      There were a lot of touching moments.
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  • Profile picture of the author clubvikram
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    Images on TV of that kid crying was very emotional.Michael was one of the few persons in the planet who achieve near perfection in what they do.But i wish he would have been disciplined in his personal life too,should have tried to live a normal life and not gone over the top with the material wealth he acquired.And the all the drugs that he did.
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  • Profile picture of the author scottty64
    RIP Michael...I have to admit...it also brought a tear to my eye...sad sad day especially for his 3 kids.
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  • Profile picture of the author shubh
    The death of Michael was not the loss only of his family but for the world also. Many fans will hardly would be able to bear this loss. But, we are helpless against God's wish. I prey God to support his children
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  • Profile picture of the author iw
    Indeed it's very touching. I was watching the clips and you tube again and again.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paceraj
    RIP Michael Jackson. I feel very sorry for the 3 children, they have all the money but are without a father.
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  • Profile picture of the author kempos
    It was really sad Really. I will miss him

    I am really sorry for the kids
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    • Profile picture of the author Sissy76
      The man was a musical genius who did the very best he could with the pain he was dealt in life. It's his children now who need all the love and support in the world. I hope their lives continue with the gentleness and kindness their father gave them. Poor little cherubs.
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  • Profile picture of the author pavondunbar
    Long Live MJ!!! The King!

    I've NEVER witnessed anyone dying and the world stopping today for a brief moment to pay tribute to this legendary icon.

    Not the country or the state or the city or the neighborhood or the household of the deceased...

    THE WORLD.

    Very touching speech by that little angel of his.
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  • Profile picture of the author Thomas
    Maybe Im just getting cynical in my old age but I wonder how voluntary her appearance was? Michael Jackson did a pretty okay job at shielding those children from the media when he was alive, but now his daughter is put on stage in front of thosands of people (and millions on TV) in the middle of one of the most painful experiences any child can go through? And is told to "speak up!"?

    It's not so much heartbreaking, as bloody shameful.

    In fact, the whole thing seems pretty debauched: crocodile tears from the man's "friends" who were nowhere to be seen when he was alive; his own father plugging his record company when talking about funeral arrangements; and his brothers planning to re-form the Jackson 5 as a "tribute" to their dead brother.

    What happened to respect for the dead? I'm sitting here wondering if, apart from his children, there is anybody among his family or "friends" who doesn't see his death as anything other than a means to re-ignite their own stagnating careers?

    Tommy.
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    • Profile picture of the author Stay At Home Mum
      I have to agree with you there on some points - in particular in regards to his kids. I said the exact same thing to my partner - how MJ kept his kids so well hidden from the media and as soon as he is gone there they are right in front of millions of people. Would he have wanted that? no-one can say for sure.

      What we can say is that mourning and greiving for a loved one lost is something no-one can ever be prepared for and no-one ever knows what ones true reaction to it will be. I'm sure his family had nothing but the best intentions having his daughter speak - and I'm sure she would have wanted to say good bye to her father just like many others did - it took alot of guts.

      This is why I tend to believe that the Memorial Service in honour of Micheal Jackson served its purpose and paid tribute to a wonderful performer and a loving father.

      I feel deeply saddened for his children and their loss and wept through his service myself - a truly sad day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Brian
    He was indeed the greatest entertainer that ever lived and that is something his children will forever be proud of.
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  • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
    Maybe she wanted to speak out. It's his only funeral, her only chance. Maybe she was told to speak up cause she was crying so much she couldn't talk loud. There were many real tears there and nobody is trying to relaunch a career right now.

    I hope I never get as cynical as you Tommy no matter how old.
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    • Profile picture of the author Thomas
      Originally Posted by valerieSONORA View Post

      I hope I never get as cynical as you Tommy no matter how old.
      Give it time...
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  • Profile picture of the author dino_rhino
    how sad. michael jackson is truly and icon. we will remember him forever.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Whether she wanted to be their, or was paraded in front of the audience doesn't matter. Her emotions were still real.

    To his kids, MJ was their daddy. Her pain was real. Being a loving father myself, I was able to empathize, and my eyes welled up at that point.

    That being said, there were times when my eyes rolled up at some of what was said. Granted, I've only seen clips.

    All the best,
    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author CheapSeoContent
    Even i was a great fan of MJ and his death really made me sad.....I hope MJ rests in peace
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike30
    man, I heard about that, but actually I saw it here the first time. It make loose some tears.
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  • Profile picture of the author BlackWaterBlog
    Haven't really cared for his funeral, so I'm not really moved by it. But that's my opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author Truffle
    Yeah, it was pretty sad to see her up on that stage. No child should see any of his or her parents die before they are old enough to really accept it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Star69
    She just doesn't understand. But one day she will.
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  • I think it was good that she was able to express her grief, but I hope now the media leave the kids alone, they have enough to cope with and although he did a lot of odd things, he did always keep the media away from them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    I hate when people USE children in live television. What the hell was that girl doing there? And why? Sick people.
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    • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
      Originally Posted by BlackWaterBlog View Post

      Haven't really cared for his funeral, so I'm not really moved by it. But that's my opinion.
      You're cold hearted.

      Originally Posted by Fernando Veloso View Post

      I hate when people USE children in live television. What the hell was that girl doing there? And why? Sick people.
      And you too. Maybe she wanted to pay respects to her dad! If I were her I would too. He only gets one funeral and she wanted to tell the world she loved him. Nothing sick about letting people know you love someone especially your Dad when they just died.
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      • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
        Originally Posted by valerieSONORA View Post

        And you too. Maybe she wanted to pay respects to her dad! If I were her I would too. He only gets one funeral and she wanted to tell the world she loved him. Nothing sick about letting people know you love someone especially your Dad when they just died.
        Valerie,

        To me, nothing justifies using a kid in national TV - especially when it's the daughter of the man that choose to hide HIS KIDS from the public.

        Respect? Should you say disrespect? Cause MJ choose NOT to show off his kids in media while he was alive - but as soon as he died... here they are on national television.

        And let me clarify this: i don't think you are a sick woman just because you got emotional about this. But funny how you think i am a sick man because i choose to protect kids from being used in national television.
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        • Profile picture of the author valerieSONORA
          Originally Posted by Fernando Veloso View Post

          Valerie,

          To me, nothing justifies using a kid in national TV - especially when it's the daughter of the man that choose to hide HIS KIDS from the public.

          Respect? Should you say disrespect? Cause MJ choose NOT to show off his kids in media while he was alive - but as soon as he died... here they are on national television.

          And let me clarify this: i don't think you are a sick woman just because you got emotional about this. But funny how you think i am a sick man because i choose to protect kids from being used in national television.
          MJ chose to hide them and make them wear silly masks in public.

          Now he's dead they can make their own decisions.

          Did you see them wearing masks at the funeral??? No. If MJ was alive they'd be wearing masks. But they don't want to wear masks!

          Just because they are kids doesn't mean they don't have a mind of their own and can make their own choices.

          It's not her fault it was a national funeral. Don't blame the kid for that.

          If it was a small, private funeral would it be sick to show her love for her father then? Is it only sick because it was on tv-which wasn't her choice?

          If they were being forced to do something against their will, all 3 kids would have spoke but only 1 did. And her emotions were real.
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          • Profile picture of the author TimPhelan
            Yeh, I have to agree with that Valerie.

            I'm a little concerned though because now the kids have the grandparents involved. It's like two extremes: One extreme is the grandparents who raised Michael and his siblings. They pushed their kids out into the public and, in the case of Grandpa Joe, beat and abused them so they would become better performers. On the other hand there was Michael who seemed to protect and shield them too much perhaps ( except for dangling one over the balcany. )

            I hope the right family members come forward and take charge in this. Not Joe or Latoya that's for sure. I'm thinking Jermaine and Janet would be good for the kids.

            Whether having Paris make a speech was "sick" or not may depend on what happens from now on. If it was a one time thing, then I see no problem at all. It's normal for some kids to want to say something at their parents funeral. I remember going to a friends funeral about 20 years ago and his 10 year old son got up and made a 5 minute speech about his dad and the bible. I was blown away at how composed and calm he was. Obviously, it was something he wanted to do.

            Now, if we have a new singing group in a couple years called the Jackson 3, then we know old Joe Jackson won out and then I may question the memorial speech by Paris. Until that happens it appeared completely real, natural and unforced.

            Originally Posted by valerieSONORA View Post


            If they were being forced to do something against their will, all 3 kids would have spoke but only 1 did. And her emotions were real.
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  • Profile picture of the author blm2007
    This is so sad. No one can love them as their dad did. This is a tragic loss for both the music industries and his family. I believe they will fulfill their father's dreams.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tonytsports
    Very sad indeed.

    Wish though many in the media would look at MJ as the cause of death an no one else. He is 50 and knows what he is putting in his body.
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