If he were younger, Joe Jackson would tear Jermaine’s behind up over this foolishness.
According to TMZ, a Los Angeles judge granted Jermaine Jackson’s petition to change the spelling of his last name to “Jacksun” on Saturday.
The former Jackson first submitted his petition for the change back in November and only cited “artistic reasons” as the need for this. He wasn’t in court as the announcement was made; instead, he was overseas on tour with his brothers, The Jacksons.
This still seems so weird, doesn’t it? First of all, Jermaine is 58 years old; if you’re just trying to do something to up your entertainment value, it is absolutely too late. You missed the boat and no one cares. Second, while we all know the Jackson family has had their fair share of scandal, if people like Janet and the late Michael never felt the need to change their last name, why does Jermaine?
He couldn’t just start performing and making sure that everything for his stage name was listed as “Jacksun?” What about his children? Apparently, he doesn’t even realize that they now have a different but “still the same” last name.
Perhaps when he’s off tour and back in Los Angeles, Jermaine will reveal what his plans are with this new name.