Michael Jackson's brothers call Cardiff tribute show 'inappropriate'

October's Millennium Stadium gig slammed by singer's siblings

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Jermaine and Randy Jackson have labelled a tribute concert to their late brother Michael Jackson ‘inappropriate’ and ‘ill-timed’ at a press conference yesterday (July 25) in Los Angeles.

Due to take place on October 8 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, the concert has been criticised by the brothers as it clashes with the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray. Jackson died aged 50 in the summer of 2009.

In statement the two brothers said:

While we wholeheartedly support the spirit of a tribute that honours our brother, we find it impossible to support an event that is due to take place during the criminal trial surrounding Michael's death. As everyone knows, those proceedings commence September 20th, and this Michael Forever concert takes place in Cardiff, Wales, on 8 October. In light of this, we feel it is inappropriate to be involved with such an ill-timed event and its promoter, Global Live.



However, it would seem that the rest of the Jackson family are in support of the show, which will raise money for three different charities, reports BBC News.

His mother Katherine Jackson, sister La Toya and brothers Tito, Marlon and Jackie are all said to be behind the event, with his mother calling the event "a worthy celebration of Michael's life".

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