Arnold Klein, Michael Jackson’s dermatologist and the rumored biological father of Prince Michael and Paris Jackson, was on Good Morning America today to set the record straight… and by doing so, he ignited even more rumors.
When Diane Sawyer asked him about the rumors that he was the father of Paris and Prince Michael, Klein flashed a awkward smirk and said this:
“To the best of my knowledge, I am not the father of these children… I can’t answer it in any other way. I don’t want to feed any of this insanity that is going around.”
Really dude? Really? Then what the heck are you doing on GMA answering Diane Sawyer’s paternity questions with these super-vague answers? Everything is completely cleared up now.
I can’t really give him props for taking the high road here, because if he really wanted to take the high road on the issue then he wouldn’t be giving interviews.
Still, I think it was decent of him to not elaborate on the details. I can only imagine the uncomfortable sperm donation stories and explanations that would follow. The whole thing’s getting a little too much like the hunt for the elusive OctoDad, who was never found.
Klein also did talk about how much the children loved Michael:
“The kids were so very happy and so beautiful,” he said. “Every time they would pass their father they would say, I love you Daddy.’”
There’s a great video clip on ABC’s website of Dr. Klein’s interview here.