La Toya Jackson and the Bubbles reunion
As Liz and I both made clear in our Michael Jackson post Tuesday, we feel a measure of sadness about the upcoming anniversary of the pop singer's death. And our hearts certainly go out to his family members as they revisit their undoubtedly still profound grief.
But I'm sorry, this video -- the one you are about to see below, of La Toya Jackson reconnecting with Michael's former pet chimpanzee -- is just ridiculous.
As part of an Animal Planet special that apparently aired Tuesday night -- "Michael Jackson and Bubbles: The Untold Story" -- video footage was captured of La Toya Jackson reuniting with her late brother's dear chimpanzee pal, who now lives in a sanctuary in Florida.
The clip is very emotional. In fact, I am quite sure I would have been moved if I had been able to stop laughing while I was watching it.
I'm not sure which part is my favorite: the moment when La Toya says she can tell Bubbles remembers her, prompting the chimp to look away with an expression of clear disinterest; La Toya repeating the question "Bubbles?" approximately 87 times; or the fact that Animal Planet is actually suggesting that there is an untold story lurking in any of this.
Michael Jackson's memory -- and for that matter, Bubbles -- deserve a little more dignity than this.
| June 23, 2010; 5:03 PM ET
Categories: Celebrities, Michael Jackson
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