Joe Jackson left behind polarizing legacy, disparagers labeled him despotic

Joe Jackson leaves behind polarizing legacy.

Joe Jackson is deceased at 89.

Blog King, Mass Appeal

LOS ANGELES — Joe Jackson passed away on Wednesday amid complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 89. Yours truly interviewed Joe a couple years ago, and we’ve had multiple conversations since. We follow each other on Twitter, and he posted Mass Appeal blogs on his website. Once a disgruntled steel worker, Joe will be remembered as the patriarch of the world’s most renowned family in arts and entertainment. Even though critics labeled him despotic, there would’ve been no Michael Jackson, no Janet Jackson, and no Jackson 5 without Super Joe’s effective, yet militant modus operandi.

“I will always love you,” tweeted Toya Jackson. “You gave us strength, you made us one of the most famous families in the world. I am extremely appreciative of that, I will never forget our moments together… RIP Joe Jackson.”

So, what’s your take?

Was Joe too hard on his kids?

Did you agree with his disciplinary methods?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Say what you what about Joe, that man worked in a steal mill supporting a wife and 9 kids living in a 2 bedroom house and never ran out on them. He ran his family with a iron fist and that’s why none of his kids been to jail, was on crack, or nobody been locked up for messing with no kids or raping any woman. He recognized his kids talent and elevated them to stardom reason why the Jackson family grandkids and great grandkids never had to struggle like he did or his kids. On top of that he gave us the world’s greatest entertainer, Michael Jackson. Rest in Peace Popa Joe

  2. He created a legacy that will never be forgotten RIP….

  3. wedding planner

    R.I.P Joe Jackson 6/26/18🙏😢👏💔⚘⚘⚘⚘

  4. Tammy Franklin

    He lived a good life (ups n downs too)…Even though he raised his kids with a firm hand (literally) trying to perfect them n make them successful, they will surely miss him.. May he rest peacefully…

  5. For anyone who is knowledgable, would you say Joe Jackson & Matthew Knowles are kinda the same, in terms of both raised their kids, in making sure they were stars, not that they were but in raising stars (hope I’m making sense), not the abuse part I’m talking about, but the business side of them

  6. RIP Joe, without Joe, the Jacksons would never be the same.

  7. Justin Jackson

    People can say what they want about Joe! But he loved his family! And just wanted the best for his kids, and that is what they had 2! R.I.P Joe 🙏🏽

  8. Go home and rest Joe, your job here on earth is done. You have done a fine job. You gave this world the greatest entertainers to walk the face of this earth. Rest my brother the music lives on.😊😊

  9. Oh…wow RIP , Micheal died on June 25th and Joe on June 26th…

  10. Brownie Beautie

    NOOOOOO R.I.P JOE🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

  11. Rachelle Revis

    We should all pray we make it to 89…that’s a full life and some.


  13. Moonwalker For life

    R.I.P Joseph Jackson I hope you’re In peace with Michael ❤😢

  14. RIP Mr. Jackson

  15. Alright let everyone celebrate another bad guy. Let’s remember what he has done, and just to name a few: Abused his wife/children, cheated on his wife, put his best interests first, spent the money, caused marital and family problems, and the list goes on.

  16. Tyrone Stitches

    He kicked the jackson kids’ asses to hard, they hit the top… RIP Joe Jackson

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