Eternal killjoy Joe Jackson doesn’t sound very pleased about his late son’s life being turned into a circus.
The penny-pinching stage parent – whose pop legend son Michael died from acute Propofol intoxication last June – says he doesn’t understand why world-renowned Canadian performance troupe Cirque du Soleil want to travel the world with a show about the “Thriller” star.
“That’s something else, isn’t it? I won’t see it,” the Jackson patriarch replied dryly when probbed for his thoughts about the Cirque show by reporters this week.
On Tuesday, the circus group struck a deal with the Jackson estate, which will see the production become a residency in Las Vegas from 2012 and will feature expansive acrobatics and dance routines set to the late King of Pop’s songs.
While Joe is unhappy with the show, his estranged wife Katherine Jackson is delighted about the show, which will provide Michael’s estate with 50 percent of all profits.
“Our family is thrilled that Cirque du Soleil will pay tribute to my son in such an important way,” Mrs. Jackson remarked.