Michael Jackson's son Blanket makes rare appearance in photo shared by elder brother Prince as they watch 'Avengers: Endgame'
Prince Jackson may be all about Instagram but fans will know that his younger brother Blanket, who prefers to be known as Bigi, is notoriously shy. Prince recently gave fans a glimpse into the life of Michael Jackson's youngest son, Blanket. He shared a rare picture of his younger brother after the two saw the highly anticipated Marvel finale 'Avengers: Endgame' with friends.
Prince, whose real name is Michael Joseph Jackson, Jr., captioned the image: “#Endgame.” The rare photo shows the 22-year-old posing on one knee while Blanket, whose real name is Prince Michael Jackson II, flashing a wide smile, standing in the middle of the group.
The duo's famous sister Paris Jackson, however, was missing from the shot. The post from Prince was definitely rare, for Blanket has been keeping away from the public eye ever since his dad demise in 2009. “The kids live like Michael is constantly looking down upon them,” a family friend previously told People magazine.
The insider further added that Blanket “has had the most problems adjusting" after Michael died. "He acted very lost and extremely upset,” the source said. Blanket even changed his name to Bigi after he was bullied for years and sources claim that the young Jackson is still “shy around people he doesn’t know”.
However, Blanket is now “confident” in his Los Angeles private school environment, where he is reportedly focusing on his grades, sports, and movies, along with spending time hanging out with his friends and nearly 30 cousins. Neither he nor Prince has commented yet on the controversial HBO documentary associated with the child sex abuse charges against their father. When it released though, there were reports how the 17-year-old was "devastated" by the allegations made in the HBO documentary.
Sources say that the young teen is so distraught by the latest allegations against his father that he has apparently "stopped talking" and this is causing a lot to concern to the immediate family.
Their sister Paris, however, has been quite vocal about her opinions regarding 'Leaving Neverland' which shares the story of Wade Robson and James Safechuck, the two men who have accused the late 'King of Pop' of sexually abusing them as children under the premise of taking them under his wings.
In March, the daughter of the late pop star firmly explained in a tweet that it was “not her role” to defend her dad in the wake of the sexual molestation allegations and further commended her cousin Taj Jackson for standing up for her father, saying that all she was trying to do was keep the peace amid the controversy.
“There’s nothing i can say that hasn’t already been said in regards to defense. taj is doing a perfect job on his own,” she tweeted. “and i support him. but that’s not my role. I’m just tryna get everyone to chill out and go with the flow, be mellow and think about the bigger picture. that’s me,”(sic) she had said. Since the release of the documentary, the Jackson family and estate is trying hard to defend the pop star's reputation.