Jun 26 2009
After reports of Michael Jackson’s death there are tons of new articles going around showing tribute for the late pop star. Many of the articles are glorifying the man, and quite frankly many blogs out there are trying to take advantage of this news by posting Michael Jackson lists, etc etc. I just find it curious because if he were still alive would the Michael Jackson molester jokes still be coming? You’re damned right they would.
Am I denying Jackson’s star power? No. Was he an amazing entertainer? Guy was probably the most influential and captivating pop star in the history of the world. It’s a toss up between him, The Beatles and perhaps Elvis as guys who got the biggest rise out of an audience than anyone.
And don’t get me wrong. The guy was fantastic as a kid and well into the 80s and early 90s. His musical success should certainly be noted. But are we forgetting something here?
Michael Jackson was a child molester, through and through. And that in my eyes warrants no sympathy. Personally I think taking advantage of a child is worse than murder. So while Jackson’s musical career may have been one of the best of all time, it doesn’t excuse the fact that he was an extremely problematic and bad person.
You molest children? You’re not a good guy, period. Let us please not forget this when we’re revering him over the next week.
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