Randy Jackson is not pleased that footage of Michael Jackson’s funeral has been broadcast all over the internet. Randy believes the family’s wishes should have been respected and the funeral should have been a private affair!
Randy is requesting that all footage of the funeral be removed from the air. Does Randy understand what the media is like? He has about a "Snowball’s chance in hell" to have them remove it. The media hounded Michael when he was alive and continue to do so now that he is gone. Now if I was a cynic I would wonder if the reason Randy wants the footage not shown was that the family filmed it and wants to sell it later hmmmm??? What do you think?
Randy released the following statement about the incident:
"As a family, we are all aware of how Michael’s life, and his death, touched so many around the world. It is why we held a public memorial in my brother’s honor.
And it is the reason we chose to release a small amount of footage leading up to yesterday’s ceremony at Forest Lawn. 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.
Unfortunately, despite a no-fly zone around Forest Lawn, 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. I therefore ask today that media organizations airing helicopter footage of the ceremony we held for my brother immediately pull that footage from their air and refrain from airing it in the future."