After years of rumors regarding the king of pop's worsening financial situation, Michael Jackson has reportedly agreed to auction some of his most prized possessions. Among them: a famed glove decorated with shiny sequins, a jacked worn during the filming of the music video Beat it, and his older brother and former band mate Tito Jackson.
When asked of the condition of these items, a spokesman for Jackson insists they are all 'as good as new.' Publicist Erica Thomes says, "These would be ideal collector's items for any fan of Michael. Who wouldn't want to own a shiny glove to wear around the house or to social functions or a rotund 55-year-old bassist who can talk, walk an even feed itself without assistance?"
The announced auctioning off of such valued possessions, however, has not been without controversy. Jackson's family, for example, has objected, calling the selling "unfortunate"and "a sad day for the Jackson clan." Joe 'Papa' Jackson says: "That glove has been a proud and valued fixture in our family for years. It'll be sad to see it leave." When reminded that his son was also to be placed on the auction block, 'Papa Joe' added: "It's a shame to get rid of a perfectly good Tito."