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Michael Jackson's family is reportedly upset by James Durbin's "Pepsi moment" comment on American Idol.

Following Durbin's Wednesday night performance of Elton John's "Saturday Night's All Right" — complete with a flaming piano — the rocker joked with host Ryan Seacrest about being scared of the pyrotechnics.

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"I have a lot of hairspray in my hair to keep it from jumping around  — so much so, the one thing I was worried about was having a 'Pepsi moment,'" Durbin said.Durbin was clearly referencing the 1984 incident when Jackson's hair caught on fire

while filming a pyro-filled commercial for Pepsi. Jackson's scalp was badly burned, which led to Jackson's use of painkillers. Jackson died in 2009 after receiving a combination of powerful drugs including propofol, lorazepam and midazolam.The Jackson family was not pleased with Durbin's crack. "We were shocked to see this," a rep for the family said in a statement to TMZ. "It's nothing to make light of and everybody should be focusing on who was responsible for Michael's death."

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Durbin responded on Twitter, though his posts on the matter have since been removed."For anyone talkin..I said pepsi NOT MJ! I have no disrespect for Michael," Durbin wrote. "I grew up singing his art. I guess youll take it how you want it..."  He later added: "Talkin about MJs passing is too soon. Making a reference to an incident 25 years ago..not too soon. The stab was at pepsi people."Do you think Durbin's remarks were insensitive?