Why Lisa Marie Hates Elvis & Jacko Lookalikes
Want to meet LISA MARIE PRESLEY? Then DON'T dress up like her father or her ex-husband Michael Jackson!
Elvis’ little girl has banned impersonators decked out as the King of Rock ’n’ Roll and the King of Pop from meet-and-greet sessions on her “Storm & Grace” tour!
“Lisa Marie understands the admiration fans have for Elvis and Michael, and she’s flattered that people want to keep their memories alive,” said a source.
But according to the source, “the mere sight of impersonators” upsets her “as bad memories come flooding back.”
Lisa Marie was only 9 years old when her famous father was found dead on the master bathroom floor of his Memphis, Tenn., mansion in August 1977.
“She was devastated by the loss of her father at such a young age,” the source says.
“It took Lisa Marie years to get over the abandonment issues she suffered as a result. Even though she’s put those feelings to rest, the sight of an Elvis impersonator triggers an avalanche of emotions.”
Now wed to fourth hubby Michael Lockwood, 46-year-old Lisa Marie was married to Jackson from 1994 to 1996.
“Their marriage was like a circus sideshow from day one,” said an insider. “It’s a period of her life that Lisa Marie wishes she could erase.”
Jackson died from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol at age 50 on June 25, 2009.
Venue websites for Lisa Marie’s tours are warning fans who plan to attend VIP meet-and-greet sessions that they “will not gain entry if dressed in the likeness of Elvis or Michael Jackson.”
“Lisa Marie is not touring because she needs the money. She’s doing it because she loves to play music,” added the source.
“So if something happens that she’s not happy with, such as Elvis and Michael Jackson impersonators turning up, she’s going to put a stop to it.”