Blanket Jackson Sees the Light of Day

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2009 2:10 PM CDT
Paris and Prince Michael Jackson II stand with aunts Janet and LaToya.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – The carefully guarded children of Michael Jackson made a rare public appearance at his memorial yesterday, but for one of them it was even more revolutionary: Prince Michael Jackson II—aka Blanket—was seen fully for the first time, Fox News reports. Blanket, who was famously dangled by his father from a Berlin hotel balcony in 2002, appeared with brother Prince and sister Paris.

“Being part of the show was very good therapy for the children. They got to see firsthand what their father meant and the reaction his death has garnered throughout the world,” said a Jackson family friend. “But I don’t think we can expect to see a lot of them. The Jackson family won’t exploit them and we know Michael wouldn’t want that.”