Joe Jackson ruffled a lot of feathers earlier this week when he blamed his wife Katherine for their son Michael‘s death. But now the Jackson family patriarch is back tracking on the hateful comments he made towards Katherine. Check out what he told our buddies over at Pop Eater below:

“Katherine did not kill my son,” he told PopEater on Monday. “She isn’t at fault.”

This change of rhetoric follows a News of the World article where the patriarch said his wife refused to help Michael when he was at his frailest, “because she was afraid she was invading his privacy.” He added that, after the King of Pop’s tragic death, he admonished Katherine. “I said this would have never happened if you had went and been with him.”

The comments have spurred a flurry of responses from Katherine’s supporters. “The world knows that Mrs. Jackson has always been a loving mother and grandmother, and that she and Michael had a very special relationship,” her lawyer, Adam Streisand, told TMZ, adding, “The world also knows who Joe Jackson is and he seems bent on never letting us forget.” Howard Weitzman, a lawyer for the Jackson estate, called Joe Jackson’s comments “preposterous.”

Joe and Katherine Jackson married in 1949 and both currently reside, along with Michael’s three children, at the family home in Encino.

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“MY” son? Really Joe?