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Jackson Family: No Public Viewing At Neverland

Jackson Family: No Public Viewing At Neverland

The Jackson family has released a statement regarding the rumors about potential services for Michael Jackson at his Neverland Ranch, north of Santa Barbara, Calif.

The family rep tells JustJared.com, “Contrary to previous news reports, the Jackson family is officially stating that there will be no public or private viewing at Neverland. Plans are underway regarding a public memorial for Michael Jackson, and we will announce those plans shortly.”

Stay tuned!

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  • jw

    maybe Kate Gosselin will rent out her estate for the viewing…she’ll do anything for a buck

  • Luis

    WOW

  • Please no more

    Yes, he died. I am sorry that he did . . .BUT ENOUGH ALREADY!!!!!
    These people who are honoring him, did not give a crap about him when he was alive, and made fun of him. . .making him to the person he became, which is sad and horrible. So to me these so called celebs that are saddened by his death, are full of crap themselves. Only the true fans are saddened. I am not fan, but I am sorry he passed, but please I am so sick of hearing about it.

  • sigh

    I should think so. It’s not what Michael would have wanted. He was so fiercely private and to put his body on public display would have been a travesty.

  • Christina

    @sigh: Yeh because all this public viewing would have done is turned him into the sideshow attraction people always saw him to be…People staring at his nose and crap. It was the dumbest idea… I love you Michael. PLEASE leat MJ rest in Peace.

  • rachel

    mm i think they need to just let this man REST IN PEACE. like i agree with the fact that now he’s died all these people that said bad words about him are now acting as if they are truly saddened by his death. theyre turning it into a charade & tbh it’s quite embarassing. he will be greatly missed & will always be the king of pop

  • agathi

    rest in peace Michael Jackson…soldier of music!!

  • karenina

    @Please no more: i totally agree

  • kris

    @Christina:
    completely agree with what you said.
    A funeral should be for his loved ones the people that really knew him. To us he was just an icon, a figure, the king of pop. But his family and his friends truly knew who he was, so i think it’s only appropriate that there would be no public viewing.

  • Enough

    ENOUGH of the rumor mill. Maybe the family did say this, but it was never official. Now it is.

    Imagine when Elvis died,what it would have been like with 24 hour news and the net.

    MJ was world reknown entertainer.Hismusic will live forever.

    He had many personal problems likeElvis. Interesting.

  • Macho Man

    thanks God that there won’t be any public viewing. he needs PEACE now.
    and I agree with some of you about people who are acting like “omg, Michael you’re king of pop”, etc etc and if he needed help no one wasn’t with him…all these “friends” who are mourning now or even his family. His father is a monster, that’s all I can say.
    Oh and all these “Fake” fans who became his fans after the death, only knew/know 1 or 2 songs and yeah, they’re the “BIGGEST FANS”. Plus these people who bashed him all over again, now they’re fans. HYPOCRITICAL

    rest in peace, Mike <3

  • http://justjared think +

    Well, I can only speak for myself and I`ve always been an M.J. fan – never spoke an ill word toward him. always admired the man and his amazing contributions.

    please keep the info. coming as this is for some of us, the only way we can stay informed. It provides a way to mourn, grieve, and heal. so yes, for some of us………………………. the info. and pics. are all we have left of someone who gave so much and whom will be missed greatly forever.

    Giving the utmost love and respect – RIP

  • http://dlisted.com lakers fan in boston

    ha i always knew they werent gonna do that
    it seemed weird that all of the sudden they were going to have a public viewing
    lol at all those ppl that booked at the hotels, that’s what u get for believing anything

  • meatloaf

    I really don’t think MJ would have appreciated a public showing!

    For years he has been hiding under masks, covering his face…etc….!

    I say…..just keep it simple and give him the respect he always wanted….despite his unusual ways. He still had a heart..

  • susie

    good! i have to believe that michael would be horrified at the thought of a public viewing. also there are the children to consider.

  • DMZ

    Thank God, it was hard enough to look at him when he was alive. Now that he’s gone I sure want to see his dead corpse. You couldn’t pay me enough for that!

  • LEXI

    @Please no more: He was KIng Of Pop…………………a legend…………so thts why everyone is honoring him

  • miss m

    YOUR FAMILY, YOUR FATHER, YOUR ”FRIENDS”, YOUR EX-WIFES… all those people are eating from your name, your fame.. especially your dad..
    ONLY YOUR CHILDREN ARE THE ONES WHO ARE GETTING HURT..!! NOT ANYONE ELSE.. THEIR FATHER IS DEAD AND NO-ONE CARES ABOUT THEM, ONLY ABOUT THE MONEY THEY CARE ABOUT….
    SO TELL ME IF IT’S REALLY TRUE THAT MICHEAL DID MOLEST THOSE CHILDREN?? i dont think so
    THAN WHY WOULD HE DO ALL THOSE NICE THINGS FOR CHILDREN AAAALLL OVER THE WORLD??? because every child molester does that? no.. because he actually cared about them..
    like no-one cared about him, when he was a child
    EVEN IN HOLLAND, WHERE I LIVE, HE CAME TO A CHILDRENS HOSPITAL AND GAVE ALL THE SICK CHILDREN SO MANY GIFTS THEY COULDN’T BELIEVE THEIR EYES.. it’s true he did that every where around the world..
    IT’S TRUE THAT THOSE PARENTS WANTED TO GET RICH, SO THEY USED THEIR CHILD AND HIM, TO GET TO HIS MONEY..
    AND THEY DID, BECAUSE MICHEAL WAS SO HURT BY EVERY THING THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD HAD SAID TO HIM THAT HE JUST WANTED TO HAVE SOME REST.. and now he’s found it… poor thing
    with all the stress and pills, no-one could live a normal life like that
    every one who says he’s crazy must look at themselve… IF YOU WERE IN HIS PLACE FOR 40 YEARS? WOULDN’T YOU GO CRAZY??
    the whole world is talking about your crazy things and habbits.. and most of them are not true..
    HE’S NOT WACKO OR ANYTHING.. HE JUST WANTED TO LIVE HIS LIVE..
    HE MADE MONEY FOR IS FAMILY, HIS FATHER, AND THE ONLY THING HIS FATHER WOULD DO IS CALL HIM NAMES AND LOOK DOWN ON HIM AND HIS BROTHERS…
    he gave his family money, food, shelter… everything they needed and did you know what micheal wanted back from his dad when he made a millions dollars a year? some candy! how sweet is that….
    he was afraid to go into an airplane one day, and you know what his dad said?
    i can’t believe you’re my son, with your dirty spots on your face.. you’re discusting and ugly..
    OFCOURSE WOULD SOMEONE WHO’S JUST A CHILD THINK HE WAS TRUELY AND UGLY PERSON AND WOULD GO TO THE SURGEON A MILLION TIMES, BECAUSE HE HAS THE MONEY TO DO EVERYTHING..
    most of you guys are so hypocrit..
    every bad thing that happens to a person, ya’ll love it

    I HOPE HE’S IN HEAVEN NOW, WITH IS GUARDIAN ANGELS AND ALL THE PEOPLE HE LOST OVER THE YEARS….. i hope he’s happy now where he can rest and look at his children growing up….

    MY HEART IS IN A DIFFERENT PLACE, SINCE THE DAY HE WENT… I JUST ADORE HIM EVEN MORE THAN I DID BACK IN THE DAYS…..

    ***********ALL THE LOVE AND RESPECT TO THE ONE AND ONLY MUSIC MAKING TALENTED LOVING SWEETEST ARTIST ON THE WORLD**********

  • Teena

    Even though I would want to pay my last respects, I think it would be against his wishes to have a public viewing. What purpose would that serve? It would only make him into a sideshow for everyone. I think the respectful thing to do is let this wonderful magical manchild rest in peace with his family holding a private service.

  • edna

    That is a good decision because people are so crazy blogging about everything that they would probably put pics of MJ in his coffin and make a circus of everything. I am disappointed about MJ, sometimes is best not to know much about people.

  • gigi

    THE WHOLE THING IS A FREAK SHOW.

  • silly putty

    I am sure his creepy father- Joe Jackson wanted a viewing at Neverland just to charge admission and rake in the bucks.

    I hope MJ did not include his father in his will.

  • miss m

    no he did not include him, he hates joe

  • SUBsub

    Keep it Private! Real fans respect his privacy. We have his legacy and music to hold on to. Let his family do this without the media frenzy! If it were up to the media, MJ would be a traveling circus display like Jesse James. Media tore the man apart while he was alive, allow him his peace once and for all.

  • Frenchy

    The rep is propbably Ken Sunshine. Ken reps Leo Dicaprio among other A listers. Larry King just mentioned that it was him. Only he could bring some kind of order to this madness.

  • kaitlyn

    mj shouldnt have public viewing at never land. Fan might go over hand and do something crazy.mj wouldnt want people doing crazy things for him. he gave us a lot oh thing to remimber. .he was a pop king for many year and had many great song.
    RIP MJ

  • prayer

    TO “MISS M”
    I totally agree with all words you said. When he came to Russia where I grew up, he visited orphans’ house. I remember him holding toddlers in his hands. It was so sweet.
    Life is harsh, isn’t it? Look at Madonna: she is saving a child from Malawi, and people are writing dirty stories about her. It is funny that “people” can not stand those who do good. Those who can not do anything useful for the world themselves are bad-mouthing those who can. The same was with Michael Jackson.

  • miss m

    it’s true prayer.. he was different than many many others nowadays in the united states of america..
    i think it’s sad that the world only wants to hear bad things.
    mj was an icon, an artist, a true child lover..
    he told once in a interview that he would jump of the balcony
    if there were no more children being born in the world.. how sad is that? this man all these people hate and wanna make fun of
    he’s just an innocent man who hasn’t had his younger years..
    so he wanted to make up for them.. it’s so sad it breaks my heart
    that we world we live in is all about the media, what they say and what they want us to hear..
    it’s not about the real fact anymore..
    mj was not a lindsay lohan or a britney spears..
    he was so much more than all these young WH**RES who are trying to be all over in the media every every day…

    what you say about madonna is true.. she wants to help children in countries where their own parents can’t, but the media likes what they see and make up silly things.. it’s the way of life these days..

    but it still amazes me that most people on this blog don’t even know what is going on in the world.. they only now the celebs in hollywood.. hollywood is not the world guys..

    it’s all about love and respect

  • linda

    Michael Jackson was a kind sensitive soul and his family will do right by him now and keep his funeral private so they and can honor him properly. Now Michael can Rest in Peace.

  • VICTORIA # 1

    LOL>>LOL>>LOL>> ” NUMBER # 1. and I AGREE with you NUMBER # 4 also. ( SIGH )
    I don’t think his funeral service OR burial should be open to the public. After all Michael did to hide himself AND his children away from the public’s eye’s, a hugh funeral circus would be a slap in his face. I wish someone in his family would stand up and put an end to this nonsense. I’m sure his children would agree. Rest in Peace Michael.

  • lena

    @miss m: ohmygahh, this is so true. i wish everyone would think like you.

  • deea

    he was indeed an ARTIST…and not many people can say this about themselves even though they appear on stage,and now…all these “things” who bashed him over the years…who didn’t care about his heart and kept hurting him in all ways making him feel ugly …who disrespected him and call him names and made him turn into a lonely person …..now they want to make money out of his death also?shame on them!!!!…..give the man some respect you brain-less animals!LET MICHAEL JACKSON REST IN PEACE!
    ooooh…and one more thing….WHERE IS THAT LITTLE RAT MARTIN BASHIR?why is he still alive?!michael jackson fans…let’s go get him:|…he directly cause mike’s death..

  • XXX

    DMZ @ 07/01/2009 @ 7:21 pm

    Don’t you mean you sure don’t want to see …?

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