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Jun. 28th, 2009 | 10:20 am

Sorry if this blog offends anyone and I am apologizing in advance. But quite frankly I am a bit tired of all of this.


Ok Michael Jackson passed away. Whoop-dee-doo. Seriously. I admit, I download one of his albums from Itunes in tribute to Michael and I admit that yes, at one point in time I was "crazy" about his music. I will also admit that he did produce and create some groundbreaking music and all... but seriously!


He has passed away. Move on and get over it. He is a musician... an entertainer. He did what he did because that is what he enjoyed doing. Quite frankly... I don't picture him as a "God" that many people are making him out to be. I am still not sure about the whole "Molestation" charges that were pinned on him not once... but TWICE. I have an issue with that altogether! I mean, you get charged with a crime and then instead of reforming or making measures to make sure that does not happen again, you put yourself back into the same situation. I don't understand that.

No, I do not idolize Michael Jackson. I appreciate what he did. I mean, until his recent death, there were very few mentioning of his name. He had started to diminish in our minds. In fact, his "comeback" tour he was planning, from what I gather, didn't include much in the United States. In spite of all of that... no that he has passed away, I see blogs on YouTube and everywhere else about how great he was and how it's a SAD day in music history and yadda yadda yadda. Are you kidding me??

What people are ignoring is the fact that he died in major debt! The man owes over Millions of dollars! Even his death may (and I stress may) not have been of natural causes. Yet, people are still idolizing him like he is some Music God or something.

Sure I will admit he started a change in music trend, but so did Run DMC and I don't remember anyone mourning as much when one of them passed away. Run DMC really pushed the bar to start Hip/hop and Rap. Yet, they don't get half the credit that Michael is getting.

I don't know... to me death is a part of life. You are born, you live, you do things and then you die. he's dead, believe it and move on.


Again, sorry to offend all you MJ fans out there... but I am just a bit weary of reading how people can't "believe he's dead." We all have to go sometime. Remember him for what he contribute, but also remember he was not perfect.
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From: eigo_kyoushi
Date: Jun. 28th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
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The only celebrity death that ever bothered me was Diana, Princess of Wales. But that's ancient history now. I think last year was the 10th anniversary, but I'm not even sure about that. . .

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hisensei808

From: hisensei808
Date: Jun. 29th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
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lol Thanks for sharing.

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★  Ashlee ★

From: umbreons_shadow
Date: Jun. 28th, 2009 11:44 pm (UTC)
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Agreed with you 100%. lol.

I believe he was innocence against the molestation charges and that people were only trying to get money out of him.

Edited at 2009-06-28 11:46 pm (UTC)

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hisensei808

From: hisensei808
Date: Jun. 29th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
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Hey, thanks!! Good to see I am not the only one tired of all of this!

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Laura

From: mozartfan1313
Date: Jun. 29th, 2009 12:21 am (UTC)
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I don't believe he was guilty of those molestation charges. I think he surrounded himself with people who weren't good for him. I mean, seriously, if the kids mother was so creeped out by MJ, why let your child stay at his house in the first place? It was all about money. As Liza Minelli said, she worried about MJ because of all the "leeches and vampires" that were always around him.

He made a massive contribution to music. His death is akin to the death of Elvis. Despite the fact that hadn't done anything recent, he changed the face of the music industry and inspired so many. Nothing will ever change that.

Death is a part of life, but it is always tragic when someone dies so young and so suddenly. MJ never seemed to feel comfortable in his own skin. He was exploited as a child and beaten by his father. I think a lot of that had a severe psychological impact on his later years which is why I think he seemed to revert to an almost childlike innocence about everything around him. He always seemed so unhappy and sad, except while he was performing. His life, the way he was treated, his insecurities are all tragic. Not many people can endure that for an entire lifespan.

For me I feel sadness. The music industry lost a legend. His family lost a loved one. But, most of all, I just feel sad that MJ never had a sense of a normal life. I don't know that he ever knew genuine love or trust. I don't usually get all defensive over celebrities like this, but there was just something about him that always made me feel pity for him. He was a musical genius who was destroyed by fame.

I think THAT is why there is so much hype right now. We are struck by how sad his life story is.

RIP Michael.

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hisensei808

From: hisensei808
Date: Jun. 29th, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
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First... thank you soooo much for your comment. I can see how fame does tend to draw out the "evil" in people, and perhaps MJ was caught in THAT web, which is not fair to him.

I do understand about the messed up childhood as well. I believe that we all have something in our past that made us who we are today. It's all a matter of how you deal with the hand you are dealt on a day to day basis. Even I have had a rotten childhood, but because of it, I am who I am today. He chose his life style and I do respect that to the highest. Really.

I agree with you about the Legend. I will not deny the fact that he was indeed a legend. He did contribute sooooooo much of himself for the music that he was creating and I do respect him for that.

I guess I am more of a realist and was never one to become a "fan" of anything really. I hear many things and one comment that remains in my mind was the fact that perhaps is was best he passed young... so the world can remember him young. I mean, can you imagine him being 80 or 90 and then passing? But even at that age, perhaps after 30 or so years of inactivity, people would still ponder the BIG question: "Why did he have to go??"

I don't think I would classify his death as tragic. A heart attack is pretty common. I don't know much about how he was living prior to the attack either, so it is difficult to say just how much his lifestyle had to do with the attack itself. I guess I am grateful that if I pass I would not receive the overwhelming amount of mourning that he has received.


Yes, RIP MJ... You do deserve that.

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Laura

From: mozartfan1313
Date: Jun. 30th, 2009 01:15 am (UTC)
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lol. You don't have to thank me for my comment. It was my pleasure. ;)

MJ was just one of those rare celebs. I believe that no matter how old, or young, he was when he died, it would be a huge "event" simply because he changed so much about the music industry. Not since Elvis has a musician had such a monumental passing. He's one of those rare celebs who, when he passes away, makes you lament the talent that he had and you just want to soak it all up.

I don't know who much truth there is behind the amount of drugs found at his home. His "doctor" sounds like a pretty sketchy guy. I don't think it's tragic that he died of cardiac arrest; I think it's tragic that he died so young, with sadness and surrounded by people who were likely scamming him for money or using his fame. I don't think he surrounded himself with very nice people,

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Diego's Lj

From: entropyx
Date: Jun. 29th, 2009 03:19 am (UTC)
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Death seems to make things way bigger than they are. Like I remember when Kurt Cobain blew his brains off. Before they were just another sucessfull grunge band after they became pioneers.. Like from 1 day to the next..

Death effect of famous people. Blows everything up and turns things up to 11..

But i hear ya though trust me

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hisensei808

From: hisensei808
Date: Jun. 29th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
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THANK YOU!!!!

That is my point EXACTLY!

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- Tony -

From: tjs109
Date: Jul. 5th, 2009 05:48 am (UTC)
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Kurt Cobain was the victim of a homicide

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Diego's Lj

From: entropyx
Date: Jul. 5th, 2009 06:19 am (UTC)
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right.. Kurt and courtney.... i remember that movie... oh sorry documentary..

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Blue_Eye

From: blue_eye
Date: Jun. 29th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
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My husband and I always thought he would die young :-(

I feel badly, but I had a death this past week that affected me 1,000 times more.

daneph told me MJ's death would be similar to Elvis in the way people treat it. I poo-pooed him (especially since I was alive and remember where I was when I found out Elvis died and he wasn't even born yet), but I see he is right.

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In a World Without You

From: mixed__up
Date: Jun. 29th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC)
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I'm tired of hearing about it, to me it's just another celebrity death and every one wants to cash in on the "Oh I was the bigger fan" type of thing. I was more upset over Farah Fawcet's (I know I spelled that wrong) death than MJ's just because of how much she struggled with it and you saw her health going down the crapper.

This is just like Anna Nicole Smith's death a few years ago. It's all you heard. I don't know, it is sad cause of the contributions he made but to cry over it or act like the world is gonna end like some of those ppl in the news stories... no.

But it's like death city these past few days, Billy Mays the guy that did that Oxi-Clean and Ka-Boom! commercials passed away too.

I'm glad I'm not the only one that's tired of hearing about it though. I'd like to get real news from the news shows not MJ this and MJ that.

Although I will say one thing, I hate that everyone is making fun that he died with the pedophile jokes and what a "weirdo" he was. At least have some respect...

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