Joseph Jackson was a failed musician who used his children to vicariously live out his dreams of fame and money. He even helped himself to groupies and fathered at least one child out of wedlock behind his wife’s back.
Notice how any mentionings of him were largely absent at the memorial service ? The more I think about those rumors that Joe may have allowed young Michael to “spend time” with powerful individuals in the music business (who also happened to be homosexual pedophiles) in order to get ahead in the industry would just about explain away everything that went wrong psychologically with Michael as he got older. One thing is certain, MJ’s kids shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near Joe.