Prince Jackson’s charitable Christmas
Prince Jackson is spending his Christmas encouraging young people to get involved in charities.
The 19-year-old son of the late pop music icon Michael Jackson has been doing his best to spread the message of goodwill this Christmas, as he aims to make the holidays special for underprivileged children.
The star – whose real name is Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. – says young people "focus on the wrong things", and he hopes to encourage his generation to "devote their time" to a good cause.
He said: "I would love to see this as the ripple that goes to other schools and to other states and to hopefully other countries.
"Our generation, they focus on the wrong things, like, ‘Who’s wearing what? Who’s doing what? Who’s vacationing where?’ There are real problems going on in the world that can be helped not by powerful people but by everyday people who just go in and devote their time.
"You should be decent enough to help out or want to help out your fellow man or woman."
Prince – who has siblings Paris, 18, and Blanket, 14 – credits his late father, who passed away in 2009, as his biggest inspiration in continuing his charitable deeds.
He said: I think he would be very happy.
"When I was younger my dad always told me about how Disney was such a happy place and I grew up on the cartoons. And I remember [watching] Mickey Mouse and all of [the cartoon characters] and how happy I would feel and I know that was because of my dad.
"It’s good to know that I’m doing that for the kids."
And it isn’t just his father who Prince cites for helping him along his journey, as he also says his siblings and his extended family "inspire" him.
He told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: "I have a great sense of loyalty and devotion to my family. They inspire me and I hope I inspire them."
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