Blanket Jackson, 13, the son of the late Michael Jackson, has changed his name after relentless bulling at school.
The teenager was removed from school and homeschooled after kids made fun of him, before changing his name and entering a different school.
An insider said, “He changed his name informally from Blanket to Bigi before entering [the Buckley Academy] because he hated getting bullied and made fun of because his name was Blanket.”
Legally, Bigi is still known as Michael Jackson, Jr., but his family has referred to him by the nickname assigned by his father from the time he was an infant.
The youngest of Jackson’s three children was having a tough time adjusting to life at the prestigious Buckley Academy.
An insider said, “School mates have been slightly mean to him because of their jealousy over who he is and going by Blanket made him a much easier target for ridicule”.
Blanket made the name change prior to starting The Buckley School.
“[He] changed his name informally from Blanket to Bigi before entering Buckley because he hated getting bullied and made fun of because his name was Blanket,” the insider added.
A source revealed, “He always thought that the name Blanket sounded so stupid and resented his father for calling him that. Growing up, his school mates have always been slightly mean to him because of their jealousy over who he is and going by Blanket made him a much easier target for ridicule.”
The poor kid already had unwanted attention due to being the son of the late Michael Jackson, but cruel classmates ridiculed him.
His classmates targeted Blanket because they were probably a bit jealous of his fame.
Blanket entered 7th grade at The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California, he told his classmates his name was Bigi and that is what they call him.
The name Bigi is of German origin and it means “idealistic, sensitive and inspirational.”
The handsome teen currently lives with his sister Paris, 17, and brother Prince, 18 in a house with their co-guardians Katherine Jackson and their Uncle Tito.
Michael Jackson actually named all three of his kids after him, Blanket’s real name is Prince Michael Jackson II. His older brother who is called Prince is really named Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. Then there is Paris, the late pop star’s only daughter, and her real name is Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson.
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