SMH: Jermaine Jackson Says Barack Obama Owes Presidency to Late Brother Michael Jackson

Photograph of Jermaine Jackson in 2007
SMH: Jermaine Jackson Says Barack Obama Owes Presidency to Late Brother Michael Jackson (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jermaine Jackson is straight trippin’ in his latest interview with Telegraph, in which he claims President Obama is where he is now because of Michael Jackson. Um, really Jermaine? He cited Oprah Winfrey’s 1993 interview with Michael Jackson as catapulting her to fame and the “effect of reiterating Jackson’s black heritage” helped Obama win the election after she publicly endorsed him. Right. Michael Jackson helped Obama win the presidential election. Jermaine Jackson needs to lay off the hairspray and take care of his kids. Obviously Obama’s parenting skills haven’t rubbed off on him one bit. I am also laughing at the thought that Michael Jackson helped Oprah Winfrey become famous.

 Winfrey’s backing of Obama in the 2007 primaries is cited by some as the moment that secured his nomination as leader of the Democrats. “Michael invited her [to Neverland] and that was the moment that put her in 90 countries around the world and made her successful. What did she do with that success? She put it behind Obama.”


Yesterday his brother added: “No one knew Michael like we did. He wasn’t weird or strange he was just different. And it is only since his death that people are finally beginning to truly understand him.” Source: Telegraph

Right, Jermaine, that’s exactly why you all should have known the people Michael Jackson surrounded himself with and the fact that he was using anesthesia to go to sleep. The bullsh*t from the Jackson family, namely Jermaine and Latoya Jackson just never cease to amaze me. Hey, Jermaine, are you caught up on your delinquent child support payments yet?

Enhanced by Zemanta
  • Eyes of TX

    Jermaine has always been “strange” to me. I don’t know if he’s trying to be highly intelletual and come off as a deep thinker or he’s just really a strange bird and has no
    Sense of reality. I wonder if Michael, Jermaine and the rest of the family are even registered voters? I guess he’s trying to stay relevant on a larger scale. Take care of your children Jermaine and is the baby’s mama and kids still living with Mother Jackson? Trifling………

    • Eyes of TX — Trifling is right. Wish he would emulate his late brother and provide for his kids, instead of being a deadbeat living off his family’s name. Actually, living off Michael Jackson’s name.

  • crimson

    Actually, while I do agree that this latest claim from Jermaine is a little bit extreme, the quote about Oprah is not really that far off the mark. While Michael Jackson didn’t “make” Oprah famous, his 1993 interview WAS the highest rated show of Oprah’s career, and one that definitely helped put her on the map globally. I believe its estimated viewers were something like 90 million. And THAT is no exaggeration. So please, it would behoove you to do just a teensy bit of research before getting so snarky.