Blanket Jackson
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Blanket Jackson, the youngest son of the late Michael Jackson, is allegedly being bullied at school, and this could be one of the reason why he has joined Karate classes, a new report stated.

"Blanket is taking Karate because he was being bullied at school," a source close to the Jackson family told Radar Online. Reportedly, he is constantly being ridiculed by other students and his family fears Blanket might get beaten up.

"When Blanket's family asked him what he wanted to do about it, and if he wanted to switch schools, he told them that he wanted to become a ninja warrior so that no one could touch him," the source said. "Obviously, the only way to become a ninja is by taking Karate lessons!"

The teenager attends karate classes at least thrice a week, and he enjoys it, the source pointed out. Interestingly, Michael Jackson was also fond of karate, and according to sources he was an expert in the martial arts form.

Blanket is a seventh grader at The Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California, and sadly, this is not the first time the news of him being bullied has grabbed headlines.

In June, Radar Online reported that Blanket, born Michael Jackson Jr., unofficially changed his name to Bigi because he hated being bullied because of the name.

"He always thought that the name Blanket sounded so stupid and resented his father for calling him that," an insider told the media outlet. "Growing up, his schoolmates 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."

Blanket and his siblings, Paris and Prince, lives with their grandmother Katherine in Calabasas, California.