I know many of you have heard your parents say that as you were growing up. I am sure that you have also heard the saying, “Family business is family business.” After reading and seeing what is going on in the media between Michael Jackson’s kids I am convinced that they have never heard either of those sayings.
It is one thing to have an “ordinary” family like all of us (so to speak) but when you have a family that is in the public eye, it is even more important to shut the hell up when it comes to putting your familybusiness out in the streets. Now a days with social media, it only takes one tweet to start a media uproar and that is exactly what Paris Jackson did when she tweeted, “yes , my grandmother is missing . i haven’t spoken with her in a week i want her home now.” Then later that same day, she tweeted, “the same doctor that testified on behalf of Dr Murray saying my father was a drug addict (a lie) is caring for my grandmother… just sayin/” WTH was she thinking? Did she not understand what the repercussions would be by just hitting “send” on those two tweets? Obviously not!
Allegedly when Janet Jackson went to her mother’s house to take away the phones and computers from the kids to prevent them from continuing to tweet,etc. she had a physical altercation with Paris, slapping her and calling her “a spoiled little bitch.” Then Paris, proceeded to return a slap to her aunt and said, “This is our house. Not the Jackson family house. Get the f**k out!”
Now, I don’t know about how any of you were raised, but that type of disrespect would not have been tolerated in my household as a kid and to this day would not be tolerated. You are to respect your elders! Period! I am not sure what the Jackson children have been taught as it relates to family, respecting your elders and speaking when spoken to but I can tell you what they HAVEN’T been taught and that is to keep family business private and to respect your elders.
Many parents of my generation have strayed away from the way that were brought up and have for whatever reason decided to do things differently than their parents did. I get that, however, why change things that are tried and tested? Somethings I do agree should change though. Many of us that grew up in African-American families had parents that believed in
spare the rod, spoil the child
and had the hell beat out of them for any transgression. Many of us, have changed this in the upbringing of our own children but that doesn’t mean that their shouldn’t be consequences for their actions.
In the case of Paris Jackson, I’m sorry but I would have to revert to the ways of some of our elders and like Gladys Knight said when speaking about the situation between Janet and Paris Jackson, “If (Paris) called me that, she would have no teeth.” To that I have to say, “AMEN!”
Ty Knighten knows a thing or two about relationships and dating. A single mom from Calif., Ty decided to turn her experiences in love and relationships into a blog. Written with plenty of sass, her mission is to help women empower themselves to realize love, success and confidence through her articles. She writes about dating and relationships from the perspective of a single mom but adds insights that will help women and men as they maneuver through the confusing world of dating and relationships. You can reach her on Twitter @UHeardMeRight, on Facebook at The Sexy Single Mommy or connect with her on Google+ and Instagram at chocoty.