Michael's children don't join the Jackson family in posting birthday tributes for him
The late Michael Jackson would have celebrated his 60th birthday on August 29. Birthday wishes streamed in from all around the globe, but his children didn't join in.
The King of Pop passed away at his Holmby Hills home back in 2009, just two months before his 51st birthday. Read more on our Twitter account, @amomama_usa.
His cause of death was attributed to cardiac arrest induced by acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication.
To commemorate his 60th birthday, his sister Janet Jackson shared a tribute video she made with Kwaylon Rogers and King Bach. The video can be seen below.
It was inspired by Michael's 1991 song and accompanying music video, "Don't You Remember?" which featured Eddie Murphy and Iman.
Michael's brother and one of the original members of the Jackson 5, Tito Jackson, shared a throwback photo on Instagram as well.
He wrote in the caption "MJ4EVER [heart emoji][praying hands emoji]," and his post received more than 8,000 likes and nearly 300 comments in less than a day.
While messages and tributes poured in from fans worldwide, Michael's children Paris, Prince, and Blanket refrained from sharing anything online.
Instead, they chose to celebrate their father and pay tribute in private, in their "own special way." However, Prince addressed a fan directly who demanded a post from him.
He shared a screen of her message publicly, tagged her in the post and wrote in the caption: "[@canis_majoris] if you expect anything from me you will get nothing."
Prince said he got "a plethora of ignorant messages" like that on a daily bases and reminded his 497,000 followers that his profile is public and he can do with it as he pleases.
He added: "I chose to honor him in a different, intimate, and personal way."
He warned others that "ignorance like this" will be shared publicly and the user will be blocked. Prince also asked his followers to think before they speak.
His fans rushed to the comment section to support and share how much his father meant to them, like Jona Stevens who said Michael's music helped him to cope with depression.
Another user concurred with Prince and said: "How dare someone tell you, anybody, how to honor their parent. Rude!"