Blanket Jackson has been pictured aged 17 and he looks so different

Blanket Jackson has been pictured aged 17 and he looks so different

Most people can first remember seeing Blanket Jackson being dangled over the side of a balcony by his superstar father. But ever since then, the youngest Jackson has stayed away from the camera and remains the least-pictured of his siblings.

That's why fans were excited to spot a rare snap of the now-17-year-old on Instagram this week.

The teenager went to see Avengers: Endgame at the cinema and looked all grown-up in a snap uploaded online by his brother Prince.

Blanket, who has since changed his name to Bigi, can be seen standing in the middle of the photo with long dark hair and a grey t-shirt on.

His 22-year-old brother didn't give too much away about their feelings on the hit film, simply captioning the photo "#Endgame".

Prince Jackson Instagram picture Credit: Prince Jackson/Instagram

Jacksons at cinema Credit: Instagram

It is the first time Blanket has been seen since the damning allegations leveled at his father by Wade Robson and James Safechuck in the controversial HBO documentary Leaving Neverland.

Prince and Blanket have remained silent on the accusations, with Paris only speaking out to claim it was "not her role" to defend her popstar dad.

Watch what Michael Jackson's family had to say about Leaving Neverland:

She wrote on Twitter: "There’s nothing i can say that hasn’t already been said in regards to defense. taj is doing a perfect job on his own and i support him. but that’s not my role... I’m just tryna get everyone to chill out and go with the flow, be mellow and think about the bigger picture. that’s me." [sic]

However, that's not to say that Leaving Neverland didn't affect the singer's children. It was reported by The Sun that Blanket became a mute after the documentary aired, with his godfather Mark Lester voicing concerns about his wellbeing.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: (L-R) Blanket Jackson, Paris Jackson and Prince Jackson attend Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson 'The Immortal' World Tour Opening Night at Staples Center on January 27, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage) Credit: Getty

"They [the Jackson family] try and shield him from the outside world, which may be not such a good thing. Shield them from certain things, certainly, but to keep him isolated is not right," Lester, who played Oliver Twist in the 1968 movie Oliver!, said.

The former actor added that he believes Blanket's life is being tightly controlled by the Jackson clan thanks to his million-dollar trust fund and that they don't want him "making money for anyone else".

Michael Jackson Credit: Getty

"When you get super-wealthy you become very guarded and very mistrustful of a lot of people. It’s just sad that this money issue would get in the way of them actually being able to have good friends," he claimed.

People.com reported previously that Blanket was "very lost and extremely upset," after the death of Michael, and "has had the most problems adjusting after Michael died."

It's good to see Blanket out and about enjoying himself - hopefully, he enjoyed the new Avengers film as much as everybody else did!