Jackson family disrespects Dame Elizabeth Taylor

Everybody always quotes that awesome line from Dirty Dancing – “Nobody puts Baby in the corner.” Well, let’s make a new quote – “Nobody puts Dame Elizabeth Taylor in the corner.” That’s just what the Jackson family did to Elizabeth. Elizabeth and Michael Jackson had been friends for many, many years. She even held one of her many weddings at Michael’s Neverland Ranch, and he was famously fond of adding to Elizabeth’s extensive jewelry collection. In the wake of Michael’s death, Elizabeth’s representative said she was “too upset” to release a statement, but later Liz tweeted: “I just don’t believe that Michael would want me to share my grief with millions of others. How I feel is between us. Not a public event.”

However, the National Enquirer is reporting that Elizabeth was hellbent on attending the memorial service. It seems that not attending Michael Jackson Los Angeles memorial service wasn’t Elizabeth’s idea. She was totally prepared to attend, but the Jackson family refused to extend Elizabeth an invitation. It seems the Jacksons were “always jealous” of the relationship she and Michael had:

The shocking truth about Dame Elizabeth Taylor’s no-show at BFF Michael Jackson’s LA Memorial!

The Hollywood icon and one of Jacko’s best friends was snubbed by the Jackson Family at the LA Staples Center memorial. Liz, who dubbed MJ “Te King of Pop”, was deliberately dissed and put on the B-List according to a source.

Despite being confined to a wheelchair the unsinkable Liz was planning to attend Jacko’s concert series in London on a private plane chartered for the occasion as a show of support for her beloved MJ.

But when it came to the much-ballyhooed Staples Center Memorial the Jackson clan didn’t want her – pure and simple.

She wasn’t given an invite. They want her to speak nor was she CC’ed access to any private service.

Why? The family was ALWAYS jealous of Taylor’s friendship with their son and resented her, the source divulged.

According to the source, “Elizabeth Taylor was crushed. She’s still crying.”

[From National Enquirer]

Now, Elizabeth isn’t in the best health. I can’t even keep track of all of her health problems, but you know what? Dame Elizabeth f-cking delivers. For years as her health has deteriorated, she’s still shown up for her charitable work and for her friends. It doesn’t strike me as odd that Elizabeth would forgo her own health issues to attend MJ’s memorial service, and if this report from the National Enquirer has any truth (which I think it does), then the Jacksons should be ashamed. Nobody puts Dame Elizabeth in the corner.

Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson are shown in 1993 at the American Music Awards and in 2002 at David Gest and Liza Minnelli’s wedding. Credit: Anthony Dixon / WENN


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  1. Carrie says:

    If this is true that is so sad. Elizabeth was probably one of the few people MJ had in his life who didn’t want anything from him but friendship.

  2. Candi says:

    I feel bad for Liz Taylor,after Papa Joe Jackson refused to let her attend MJ’s funeral.

    Joe Jackson has no shame.

    As for Liz Taylor,she was one of the only genuine friends Micheal Jackson ever had.

    Shame on you Joe Jackson!

  3. OXA says:

    I think it best she was not there to see the people who had never met Michael or who had not seen him in eons, get up and speak about him like they were BFF’s.

  4. Ursula says:

    It is not as shallow as Jealous. Joe Jackson is not the one calling shots, if he was, MJ would have by now been burried at the Neverland Ranch and he would be getting the millions he wants from that venture.

    Elizabeth Taylor introduced MJ to so many harmful individuals and most of those doctors who gave him drugs that ended his life. As a plastic surgery addict herself, she fuelled his addiction to plastic surgery.

    She was also instrumental in his alienation from his family in the late 90s. She introduced him to Diprivan. The family does not hold her in high regard, especially Catherine.

  5. b says:

    Liz Taylor was a pill head most of her life also. These people tend to gravitate to each other. Did she try to help him when he became an addict or just recommend Dr’s?

  6. ! says:

    Why do you keep calling her Dame? Taking titles is against American constitutional law. Her title doesn’t mean anything.

  7. Frenchie says:

    on the header picture, it seems like they shared the same wardrobe…

  8. wow says:

    I think Elizabeth is staying away because she’s probaly has it just like MJ as far as the whole “doctors illegally administering drugs” thing goes to celebs. She’s probably laying low in fear of being found out and questioned.

    I think that is probably why Diana Ross stayed away too. The attention on him is way too “hot” right now and they probably don’t want to answer any questions about his doctors.

    I don’t understand how anyone could stay away from their “best friend’s” private funeral. I know people handle death differently, but still.

  9. Sally says:

    They were jealous because her friendship with him was genuine. Even his family used him just like everyone else around him.

  10. Bobby the K says:


    She’s not the one who started calling him the king of pop.

    Oprah was told to do that by mj as part of the conditions for and exclusive interview.

    It’s more of a self-proclaimed thing.

  11. Zoe says:

    I can’t believe people are even discussing a story printed by the National Enquirer. Just goes to show how far the public’s credibility has gone. Sad.

  12. Mo says:

    Re: Why do you keep calling her Dame? Taking titles is against American constitutional law. Her title doesn’t mean anything.

    Elizabeth Taylor is a Brit. In case you didn’t know.

  13. Fire says:

    Mo – She was born in London, but to American parents who were located there until she was 7. So, I wouldn’t really classify her as a “Brit.”

  14. jenna j says:

    from Wikipedia.org

    “Dame Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor, DBE (born 27 February 1932), also known as Liz Taylor, is an English-born British-American actress.”

    “In 1999, Taylor was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.”

    “The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions. In decreasing order of seniority, these are:

    Knight Grand Cross (GBE) or Dame Grand Cross (GBE)
    Knight Commander (KBE) or Dame Commander (DBE)
    Commander (CBE)
    Officer (OBE)
    Member (MBE)

    Only the two highest ranks entail admission into knighthood, an honour allowing the recipient to use the title “Sir” (male) or “Dame” (female) before his or her first name.”

  15. SugaMama says:

    Mo: July 14th, 2009 at 12:57 pm Re: Why do you keep calling her Dame? Taking titles is against American constitutional law. Her title doesn’t mean anything.
    Elizabeth Taylor is a Brit. In case you didn’t know. ”
    Mo,because kaiser fucking feels like it , Ok?

  16. maritza says:

    I guess Katherine felt jealous of the love Michael felt for Elizabeth. This rare video says it all…

  17. Sue says:

    ok, are my eyes deceiving me or is that dress just a little too see through for a “dame” — I suppose it matters how you pronounce it!

  18. t-t says:

    if this is true then….this is a disgrace! maybe they shouldve cared about poor mike who wanted and needed love from them and they only wanted money from him. they shouldve taken better care of him instead of being so petty and ridiculous….

  19. gg says:

    Who let him outta the house lookin like Little Lord Fauntleroy?

    The fashion enablers.

  20. Gwin Tate says:

    All: Elizabeth Taylor gave up her American citizenship in a very public forum, and often lamented how she wasn’t able to vote for one-time husband Senator John Warner as she wasn’t a U.S. citizen any longer.

  21. Gwyneth says:

    Not the strange bedfellows they appeared to be. Both child stars pushed by avaricious parents and sold sexually to the highest bidder in show biz who could promote their fame and success. That they gravitated to each other is nothing more than a co-dependent relationship of two people who had been through the same thing. Seems like they shared a plastic surgeon and fed off each other’s insecurities and neuroses.