Fans are celebrating what would’ve been Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday today, but his own son made it very clear that he is not planning to honor the legend publicly as the rest of the world. Prince Jackson explained the reason why a public tribute is not a good idea in his opinion.
It all started when a follower on Instagram wondered why Prince was yet to post anything to mark his late father’s birthday.
‘It’s your dad’s birthday. Expecting a post from you for him,’ the user wrote.
Prince shared the post and added his own thoughts to it.
‘If you expect anything from me you’ll get nothing. I see a plethora of ignorant messages like this one on a daily basis. This is my account that’s public to everyone, and I’ll use it as I see fit. If you would like to see birthday posts for my dad look at what I am tagged in,’ Prince wrote.
He went on to say that ‘I chose to honor him in a different, intimate, and personal way. Also for future reference ignorance like this will be posted and blocked. So think before you speak.’
But of course, that is his own stance on the matter and does not reflect the opinions of all the Jackson family members.
That being said, some of them took to social media to publicly honor the legend.
This morning Janet Jackson shared a sneak peek of a brand new project inspired by her brother’s music video for ‘Remember the Time.’
‘Had so much fun with these guys @blameitonkway @kingbach @diamondbfilms! #MadeForNow #DaddyYankee #dancewithjanet,’ the singer captioned her post.
Meanwhile, daughter Paris shared a number of fan site messages and from close pals.
‘On this day 60 years ago, the Greatest Entertainer of ALL TIME, the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, was born. He revolutionized music, broke down racial barriers, set the blueprint for popular music and became the biggest, most impactful artist in global history. #MichaelJacksonDay,’ one message read.