While reading the Washington Post today I saw a column in the A Section by columnist Jonathan Capehart. The column was about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s neice Alveda King who participated in last Saturday’s Restoring America rally in D.C. Jonathan started the column by talking about how some famous families have family members who embarrass the family name.
Every famous family has a member or three who do things that leave you in “oh no (s)he didn’t” disbelief. Usually it’s the Jackson family (Michael, not Jesse). Hello? Rebbie? LaToya? Jermaine? But they’re not in the cross hairs today. That honor goes to the King family (Rev. Dr. Martin, not Rodney). King’s niece, Alveda King, showed up at Glenn Beck’s “Restoring America” rally to frequently invoke the “I have a dream” speech that her “Uncle Martin” immortalized on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial 47 years earlier to the day.
I know I should have been paying attention to the entire article but the part where he states Hello? Rebbie? I’m like say what? Why in the hell is Jonathan Capehart mentioning Rebbie Jackson in an article as someone who has embarrassed her late brother Michael Jackson and the Jackson family.
LaToya, yes. Jermaine, yes. But Rebbie? In all the years I have been a Michael Jackson/Jackson 5/The Jacksons fan (and that goes wayyyyyyyy back in the day) I don’t ever remember hearing anything bad about Rebbie or saying she did what? We all know LaToya has had her fair share of crazy situations and Jermaine has had his moments too. But Rebbie? What is Jonathan Capehart smoking?
Rebbie Jackson married at 18, moved to Kentucky with her husband and raised 3 children. Yes she had a singing career and Michael even produced 2 of her albums including her most successful album Centipede. But pulling any type of embarrassing stunt or being a famewhore? I don’t think so Jonathan.