Michael Jackson: Did he need to die? Preview 2 of HL Special, Collectors Edition
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… Why is it only now, watching again Barbara Walters’ interview, it is not Michael Jackson but the host who looks unreasonable in emphatically formal attire—gray suit, short haircut, seemingly intended to underscore her subject’s perverseness—when she asks, rather asserts, isn’t it his “extreme” appearance that provokes press ridicule? Does she want him to dress like her, behave like her, think like her? Gray suit, short haircut? Whom she would be interviewing then, and for such a rating? Herself?
Lady Gaga, a talented and promising performer, seems to be adopting the “technic” of attracting media, only with a safety belt: she would appear before press and on stage, well, everybody knows in what, do her thing, and go back to normal, being very practical, calculating and cautious about where, how and what to say, do and wear, admirably, cold mindedly and skillfully managing her career— the very thing Michael Jackson would have found unthinkable—to be a pretender on stage, or vice versa.
Michael Jackson was the embodiment of his art; this was the very thing that gave him his immense power and the unwillingness to be dishonest offstage is probably what had killed him. It is unlikely now if he were looking back at the pain he went through and had a chance to live his life again that he would submit to what was the public’s demand and his abhorrence. He was eccentric on stage and in life, and if he had been a Gray Suit in life, he would have been a Gray Suit on stage. Above all, he believed that there is nothing to conceal because of his harmless nature and such, rather rare, characters usually tend to believe in symmetrical response, no matter how many injuries the more common result produces. Because believing otherwise would have ruined him…
“When your life is in front of 100 million people since the age of 5 you are automatically different.”
And different he was. But people around him weren’t.
"MJJ is wearing my silver jewelry and rings. He really didn’t want to wear that stuff, but one of his favorite directors Vince Patterson, got him to do it for the part. MJJ laughed." - Michael Lee Bush.
MJ told a fan he thought he looked like a “pimp” in this video.
damn you michael you really need to share some of your perfection lmao
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