OS ANGELES (AP) — Jermaine Jackson has a new, brighter surname — Jacksun.
A Los Angeles judge approved the change to singer's name Friday.
The 58-year-old, who shared lead singing duties with his younger brother Michael in the Jackson 5, did not appear in court.
He sought the name change for "artistic reasons" and says it has nothing to do with a recent rift in his family over the care of Michael Jackson's children and family matriarch Katherine Jackson.
His attorney Bret D. Lewis says Jacksun is in Europe performing with his brothers and told him that he was sure it was "a sunny day in California."
Lewis says he doesn't know whether Jacksun will elaborate on the creative reasons for the change.
We had joy we had fun there's no reason for Jacksun.
Do parents have the right to name their child anything they wish, even if the name is a slur against another race?
Why didn't he just change his name to Douchebag?
Oh yeah, now NO ONE will know that he is, you know, Jermaine Jackson.
All of them freaks!
He's such a fucking dummy.
Isn't he the broke ass one who can't support his kids or something like that? But he can pay for a name change which only alters spelling?
Hasn't Jermaine been planning a Jacksun 5 reunion for the past 50 years, and it never happened?
He named his kid Germajesty?
"Do parents have the right to name their child anything they wish, even if the name is a slur against another race?"
There was a relatively recent case of some redneck, white supremacist couple wanting to name their child Adolph. If I recall, a court denied that request.