Glee Michael Jackson Episode: Round-up Of Reviews - Comments and Message Board

Jacko??? what the hell???? its because stories like this make people sick! so disrespectful. what an idiot who wrote this.

Posted 3 years 3 months ago by Mary

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I love the reviews and opinions of the critics, but I am SO angry with them for referring to him as "Jacko" which not only is a disrespectful behavior for any journalist to have, but he hated it, hated it!!! The name hurt him and to use it now, is to walk on his grave!! I am tempted to contact their organization and post a complaint!

Posted 3 years 3 months ago by sjessmess

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Here, here, Antonia1!

Posted 3 years 3 months ago by DanielleRose

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I agree with everyone here, 'JACKO' is an awful nickname and in calling him that - which, by the way, really is racist - you're showing an awful lack of respect for the King of Pop. Change it to one of the names provided by the other commentators but DO NOT call him Jacko.

Posted 3 years 3 months ago by DanielleRose

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THE MAN'S NAME IS "MICHAEL JOSEPH JACKSON". WOULD YOU PLEASE KNOCK OFF THAT RACIAL, PATHETIC, JUVENILE DISRESPECTFUL NAME. IF YOU INSIST ON CALLING THIS MAN OUT OF HIS NAME THEN DON'T USE HIS NAME REAL OR MADE UP TO BRING ATTENTION TO YOUR ARTICLE. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. RESPECT MICHAEL'S FAMILY, HIS FRIENDS, AND ESPECIALLY HIS FANS WHO WITHOUT THEM YOU WOULD HAVE A LOT LESS READERS. THAT IS IF YOU HAVE TO CLASS TO DO SO!!!!!!!!!

Posted 3 years 3 months ago by YANNI54

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I'm not a huge Glee fan though I watch it occasionally with my husband who is a major Gleek. I watched it last nite, however, with great anticipation as I love Michael. I thought they did a great job given that no one can really do Michael Jackson but Michael Jackson. He was so unique and so extraordinary that no cover will ever reach his level. What Glee did though was expose millions of young people to Michael's music all over again and honor Michael for the amazing artist that he was and for that I am grateful. And for God's sake, STOP calling him Jacko!!! His name is Michael Jackson and if that has too many letters for you, use MJ. There isn't a person on planet earth who won't know who you're talking about!

Posted 3 years 3 months ago by corlista

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I had never seen Glee before and I enjoyed the Michael Jackson tribute.Also I agree with cawobeth, please change the term "jacko" and use his real and full name or don't use it at all. Few people know that the term "jacko" is a racial term from 1800s for "ape boy" use to describe a black man. It wouldn't surprise me if someone knew that back when they would call him that when he was alive :-/ At least give him respect now that he is gone.

Posted 3 years 3 months ago by Ms Smith

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The "Glee" performers did a great job of paying tribute to a magnificent entertainer and humanitarian. I was especially happy with how they chose not to mess with the lyrics. They even added some of Michael's personality (hee, hee and singing hic-ups). They also made the songs reflect their own style and the shows storyline. However, I would think that this blog would refrain from using the term "Jacko" as it has it's roots in racism. Not only are you offending the fans, but you are also offending African Americans. Let's just use his name, MJ, or King of Pop, even "The Gloved One," please.

Posted 3 years 3 months ago by T.Gallagher

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What a shame - you spoiled a good and otherwise balanced review of the Michael Jackson Glee episode by using the derisive term "Jacko". Surely you must be aware the term was first coined by the notorious tabloid News of the World and that it has it's roots in racism? It's quite common knowledge that Jackson was deeply wounded by it's continued use and as the whole purpose of the Glee episode was a respectful tribute to the late entertainer, perhaps it would be more fitting if you removed it from you article.

Posted 3 years 3 months ago by Mags Leck

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Thanks Judson. I agree with everything you said. The tribute was wonderful. Great tribute to a fantastic entertainer. Just shows how much love there is for Michael Jackson. Hope it continues for many years to come.

Posted 3 years 3 months ago by starlight250

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We love hearing good things like this. Glee is awesome and clearly loves and respects Michael Jackson as artist and human being. Please show the same respect by referring to him as Michael Jackson, Jackson, or even King of Pop if you prefer the title. Ditch the Jacko moniker. He hated it because he knew it was a term of derision and mockery. It's old, tired, and very unwelcome. The fans hate it. I certainly hate it. Don't distract your readers from enjoying the review.

Posted 3 years 3 months ago by Judson

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We love hearing good things like this. Glee is awesome and clearly loves and respects Michael Jackson as an artist and human being. Please show the same respect by referring to him by name -- Michael Jackson, Jackson or even King of Pop if you prefer. Ditch the Jacko moniker. He hated it because he knew it was a term of derision and mockery. The fans hate it. I certainly hate it. Don't distract your readers from enjoying the review.

Posted 3 years 3 months ago by Judson

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