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25 June 2009 @ 06:06 pm
Only mentioning it because everybody else is.  
Dude, Michael Jackson.
Way to steal the thunder from Farrah Fawcett's cancer defeat.

Seriously tho'. I'm not too hip on the celebrities, and I was a smidge too young and my parents too old to ride the Jackson craze in the 80s, so I kinda don't remember much about him except the child molestation and the plastic surgery. He was clearly a sick man in his own world, probably batshit crazy, and death is probably a mercy for him.

It's fascinating watching his fans, though, and the way they converged on the hospital in LA as it was announced that he had been taken there, and was dead. I mean, only a few minutes passed and boom! Hundreds of people swamp the entrance. The testimonials that pop up on forums on the Internet, the reactions on Facebook, the Twitfest I refuse to touch..everyone has something to say about this guy, and for a lot of people, it's about his talent and his music. As 'meh' as I am about MJ, I'm glad people seem to remember him for more than baby-dangling and a funky nose.
kerokerotab on June 26th, 2009 01:43 am (UTC)
I never liked him as a person, but I LOVE his music.

I totally agree on him stealing Farrah's thunder. That was really sad.
Markying_ko_4 on June 26th, 2009 04:28 am (UTC)
In some respects, it's as big a deal as the day Elvis died or John Lennon was shot. Deaths of Icons really rivet people...
Mr Bagginsmrbaggins1 on June 26th, 2009 02:18 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately MJ became a prisoner of his fame & fortune. I like some of his music and he is the best selling artist of all time - "Thriller" holds the record for albums sold 65 million +, so one can understand that there are many people that regard his death as the end of an era. He was a music industry icon that, imo, became decidedly weird when he started will all the plastic surgery shit. I read somewhere that he had no "normal" childhood as he was part of the Jackson 5 from a very young age. Just shows you, all the money in the world does not equate to happiness at all. R.I.P

oilofjoyoilofjoy on June 26th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
AMEN! Omg, that is exactly what I was going to update today... way to steal the words outta my head :P