In the days before Michael Jackson's star-studded funeral, the Jackson family announced they would release handout footage and photos to the media. MJ's younger brother Randy Jackson released a statement on Friday expressing his disappointment over unapproved aerial footage of the funeral used on television.
"I was dismayed last night and again today at the coverage I saw on television of our ceremony for Michael," Randy's statement said. "We had asked the media to respect the privacy and the sanctity of this event; to give us one moment of privacy to mourn as a family out of the public spotlight."
He added, "Unfortunately, despite a no-fly zone around Forest Lawn, many media organizations decided to ignore our wishes. They employed helicopters that not only surreptitiously recorded our private family ceremony, but also severely disrupted it."
Jackson is now asking for the footage to be permanently "pulled from the air."