Seeing that we just lost a very important figure in the music world and this is a music blog, I thought I would share my thoughts on the whole Michael Jackson thing. Yes, it's sad that he died, but get over yourselves. Almost everybody and their mother ripped on him for his plastic surgery escapades, his child molestation, and you know, the whole baby-dangling thing. Now everybody is mourning him and insisting on remembering his musical legacy. Yeah, he was a musical genius and an immensely talented performer. Yes, he had a horrendous childhood- he was forced into the spotlight at an early age by a disgustingly abusive father. I just find it hypocritical that the very same media who published every botched plastic surgery photo and every child molestation story is now acting like they'll dearly miss him.
And yes, while I do feel sorry him, certain behaviors, certain things he did (that we've all heard about), are just gross and inexcusable.
You know, there's other things going on in the news, such as the Iranian election and the Guantanamo detainees being released to Bermuda. Why are the networks devoting every waking minute to this man?