Everybody loves the sunshine but apparently not as much as Jermaine Jackson. The claymation character turned human being filed a name change petition on Tuesday (November 6) in Los Angeles, stating that he wants to alter the spelling of his last name for “artistic reasons.”
The filing doesn’t elaborate, but Jackson’s friend Steve Dennis, who was speaking on the singer’s behalf, said it’s not unheard of for artists to change their names. “Phonetically, it changes nothing,” he said.
“It is something he has chosen to do, and it’s fair to say that you cannot blame this one on the boogie, you’ve got to blame it on the sunshine,” Dennis said, in a play on the Jackson 5 disco hit, “Blame it on the Boogie.”
A hearing on whether Jackson will become Jacksun is scheduled for February 22 in Los Angeles.