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4. Joe Jackson

Perhaps one of the worst celebrity fathers in the history of fathers, Joe Jackson takes the deadbeat dads cake. From beating his kids into fame to his lame attempt to capitalize on Micheal’s untimely death, Joe’s hunger for fame is disgusting and it’s not wonder his kids avoid him. Remember how he showed up at the BET Awards three days after Michael died, promoting his book?

“He’s still a mystery man to me and he may always be one,” Michael Jackson once wrote about his famously turbulent relationship with his father. “If you messed up you got hit, sometimes with a switch, sometimes with a belt. Dad would make me so mad at him that I’d try to get back at him and get beaten all the more.”

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