Michael Jackson was always vocal about his dysfunctional relationship with his father Joe Jackson, primarily because of physical abuse Michael claimed he suffered at Joe's hands. Joe Jackson has also been very vocal about his parenting techniques, and has even said Michael's success was because of his tough love.
Joe Jackson made an appearance on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight recently, telling Piers that parents are "too soft" today when disciplining their kids.
"Yeah, they are too soft. One of the reasons I say that is because kids nowadays are killing their parents in some cases," said Jackson. "Let's get into this 'beating' thing. There's no such thing as 'beating a kid.' You whip them or punish them over something they did, and they will remember that. And they'll remember it in such a way that they won't do it again. That's the way I was."