Omer Bhatti: Michael Jackson’s Son? Or Victim?
Remember Omer Bhatti? The 25 year-old who sat with the Jackson Family during Michael Jackson’s funeral? The press has been quick to speculate that Omer is Michael’s illegitimate love-child, and of course, the crackass patriarch of the Jackson clan Joe Jackson fueled rumors by making this statement:
“Asked if he knew Bhatti was Jackson’s son, Joe Jackson said, “Yes, I knew he had another son, yes I did.””
Even though according to Omer himself, he is not blood-related to the Jacksons.
““Michael always used to say I was like a son to him,” he said. “But my true parents are in Norway. The reason I was asked to sit with his family at the memorial service is because I was Michael’s closest friend – not because I am his son.””
On how a kid from Norway became close to the pop superstar:
“Jackson was so taken with Omer, who he dubbed “Little Michael,” that he had the adolescent boy, his mother, father and sister move to L.A. with him immediately.
Michael gave Omer’s mum Pia a job as a nanny for his son Prince Michael and employed dad Huayoun as a driver. Meanwhile, he and Omer grew very, very close.”
Finally, The Daily Mirror spoke to one of Omer’s childhood friends, who stated that Omer was one of the children who shared a bed with Jackson on many occasions.
“Another of Omer’s friends, Ricky Harlow, also reveals how Omer’s bond with Jackson grew so strong that he shared the star’s bed – while his family stayed in a cottage in a different part of the sprawling Neverland complex.
Amazingly, the sleepovers took place at a time when Michael Jackson was still reeling from allegations that he had molested 13-year-old Jordan Chandler.”
Now I’ll summarize all of this… Jackson meets a young adolescent boy in Tunesia, and this kid is so awesome that Jackson moved the boy’s family from Norway to live on his Neverland Ranch, got them fluff jobs, and kept the boy in his bedroom sleeping in his bed. Nope, nothing creepy or perverted about that at all.
Check out this video of Jackson and Omer on a jet-ski. On a non-related but still creepy note, Jackson remained fully clothed the entire time. Apparently he never broke character.