No one has questioned Germaine's (Jermaine's?) vehement defense of his brother, yet, so I will.
I understand why G/Jermaine is so angry. This is his brother, after all. I do not understand why he needs to play the race card and call this a lynching. I also want to know where the F, G/Jermaine was over the last 20 years when Michael has so obviously been crying out for help? As blue_ckies so eloquently said "I feel sorry for him. he must hate himself a great deal to have done what he did to himself appearance-wise. and I don't think he has anyone who cares enough to tell him to shape up. it seems like everyone's just using him for one thing or another." I want to know why his beloved brother and others did not intervene before?
PS: Seeing footage of Joe Jackson feeding the poor in Las Vegas made me ill. It just seemed so hypocritical!