Randy Jackson Slams Coverage of Private Funeral

Randy Jackson, brother of late entertainer Michael Jackson, is disgusted with media organizations who ignored the family’s request to have a private funeral and burial last week. Issuing a statement over the weekend, Jackson says “I was dismayed last night and again today at the coverage I saw on television of our ceremony for Michael. We had asked the media to respect the privacy and the sanctity of this event; to give us one moment of privacy to mourn as a family out of the public spotlight.” Focusing on the ‘no fly zone,’ which had been in place to prevent helicopters from covering the funeral from above, Jackson slammed several organizations that chose to ignore the family’s requests. “Many media organizations decided to ignore our wishes. They employed helicopters that not only surreptitiously recorded our private family ceremony, but also severely disrupted it,” said Jackson. Michael Jackson was laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetary shortly after the controversially covered ceremony Thursday night.


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