Looks like Michael Jackson’s youngest child, Blanket, is a Marvel fan.
The 17-year-old son of the late singer made a rare appearance on social media thanks to his older brother, 22-year-old Prince. Prince shared a group photo on Instagram of an outing to see Avengers: Endgame over the weekend, and Blanket is seen in the middle, wearing a gray Marvel shirt and flashing a big smile. Meanwhile, Prince is seen on the far left, kneeling down.
Unlike Blanket’s older siblings — including 21-year-old sister Paris Jackson — he has largely remained out of the public eye since his father’s death in 2009. In 2017, Paris did share a photo with Blanket, Prince and a family friend on Instagram, in which Blanket is again sporting a Marvel shirt and long hair.
Last month, the late King of Pop was once again in the headlines due to to the release of HBO’s documentary Leaving Neverland, in which two men, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, allege to have been sexually abused by Jackson during visits to his ranch in Los Olivos, California, as children. The Jackson estate filed a $100 million lawsuit against HBO ahead of the film’s premiere, calling the documentary “unvetted propaganda to shamelessly exploit an innocent man no longer here to defend himself.”
Meanwhile, in January, Macaulay Culkin spoke about his close friendship with the late Jackson during an appearance on Michael Rosenbaum’s Inside of You podcast.
“He reached out to me because a lot of things were happening big and fast with me and I think he identified with that,” Culkin said, explaining that they became friends after his Home Alone success. “At the end of the day, it’s almost easy to say it was weird or whatever, but it wasn’t because it made sense. At the end of the day, we were friends.”