(I originally posted this on The Point blog)
Definitely Paris Jackson's emotional speech was the highlight of Michael Jackson's memorial on Tuesday. As a Michael Jackson fan myself, I was touched by that brief moment and really felt the loss the Jackson kids were experiencing. However, maybe it's just me, but I felt a little uncomfortable with the entire Jackson family when Mrs. Jackson and Janet Jackson were coaching her to speak louder and holding the microphone up to her mouth. It was like the whole family was staging the moment for the entire world to see MJ's little 11-year-old daughter.
I'm sure the family only has good intentions for MJ's kids, but part of me felt a little sorry for the children because we all know the damage the public spotlight can do to celebrity kids. My hope for Paris, Prince and "Blanket" is that they won't turn out that way. That's why, during Michael Jackson's life, he worked so hard to preserve the privacy of his kids, which the entire Jackson family may have forgotten when they all got up onstage.