Czech Locals Object To Jackson Statue Plans

Plans to erect a MICHAEL JACKSON statue in the Czech Republic have been met with criticism by locals, who argue the late King of Pop had no real connection to the country.
City officials in Prague have approved a request by a group of Jackson fans to place a six foot (1.83 metre) tall tribute to the Thriller hitmaker in Letna Park, where the singer performed in 1996.
The column, featuring a bronze bust of the superstar, was due to be unveiled on what would have been Jackson's 52nd birthday on 29 August (10).
But thousands of Czech residents are angry at the prospect of having a statue of the singer in Prague and local art gallery bosses have proposed installing a piece of work by a contemporary Czech artist instead.
Jackson died a year ago last Friday (25Jun10).


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The Czech locals just need a little more time to be educated...........They have been thru so much that they are projecting these feelings because, they don't know how to perceive, and be objective, to the millions of people in the world, who understand, what it is to have a greatness, ever to perform in such huge impact on people, that these Czech......... in time will come to term and understand.......It just takes them longer to grasp........Time heals and they too will heal in their heart........It won't be long, and they will see the MIRACLE happen, as to what MICHAEL JACKSON represents to the WORLD............ the message he was born to give to the people of this world.........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MICHAEL JACKSON is one of GOD'S Angels...........GOD isn't going to let anything to be taken away from what belongs to GOD.............It takes a lot of spiritual understanding to come to realization...........especially for those who do not understand until they open their heart to let the light come thru..............
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There's a statue of John Lennon in Havana, Cuba, and gee, he wasn't Cuban!
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You are right on!!!!!!!!!Rriversbend when you comment that, (" There's a statue of John Lennon in Havana, Cuba and gee, he wasn't cuban!")......Good for your words............more people should follow these words as they are the facts!!!!!!!!!!!!to name another one for example,What about Napoléon Bonaparte while were at it...he wasn't even French and look at where his statue stands right in the heart of the capital of France............ and there are many throughout the WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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why not put the statue in Phila, Pa where he once recorded, at Phila International records. on the Epic label. He did have a definate concection with the city of brotherly love.
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I TRULLY BELIVE GOD, HAD A PURPOSE FOR BRINGING MICHAEL INTO THIS WORLD NOBODY BUT NOBODY HAS MADE SUCH AN IMPACT IN THE WORLD LIKE HIM.....GOD BROUGHT HIM HERE FOR A MILLION REASONS AND NOW HE TOOK HIM AWAY TO BE WITH HIM...MICHAEL I LOVE YOU...AND WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU FOREVER AND EVER....
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I bet they didn't mind spending the money he brought to the city when he was there. Some people are so petty.
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***SOMEONE made a comment that MICHAEL JACKSON poured a lot of money in that so called country CZECH!! Now that's the truth MICHAEL did pour out a lot of money to the CZECH country......SO WHERE IS THEIR LOYALTY???????????????????WHY IS IT OKAY TO SPEND A LOT OF MONEY IN THEIR COUNTRY, BUT!!!!!!! IT"S NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO HAVE MICHAEL JACKSON'S STATUE IN THEIR COUNTRY????????????.......WE IN THE UNITED STATES WE WON'T FORGET THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE FORGIVE, AND WE DON'T FORGET.......................GOD IS ON OUR SIDE....................OUR COUNTRY IS BUILT UNDER GOD.....................IN ONE NATION..........
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I hope the Czechs stick to their protests and not erect a statue of Michael Jackson. I'm sorry, the man was talented but he does not belong there. If you want to put up a statue, there are so many famous and great Czech musicians and artists that you could pick from.
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i don't find anything wrong to have MJJ statues in our countries...each citizen has the right to enjoy a park alley or a street corner...each citizen has the right to watch a statue...monument or other piece of art even this not represent a member of the local communities...i'm from Romania, we have our Michael Jackson alley on the biggest Bucharest's park...the park matches with Michael good nature, it is a wonderful place, very green and with a peaceful atmosphere...our authorities allowed MJJ's fans to have a little commemorative monument there .. a place for their meetings ..It is enough place under the sun for everybody and for everything ... what is happen in Czech republic has a name PREJUDICE (i hope this situation will not be contagiously transfered on our authorities!!)
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