Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson 54th Birthday - How Is He Remembered?

Today would have been Michael Jackson's birthday his 54th to be exact. The deluge of articles reminding us of this fact range from blinkered celebration of his talents, to a harsh reminder of some of the less appealing facets of Michael Jackson 's life and career. It seems that even in death, Jackson will divide opinion and invite controversy, just as his family's bickering over his will and the custody has continued to take top billing in the tabloid headlines in recent weeks.
The Huffington Post have been quick to remind us that, amidst all the reverence for his music career that Michael Jackson was still the man that dangled his baby out of a hotel room window and kept a pet monkey called Bubbles (yeah, we know it was cute, but it wasn't exactly normal.). Huffington Post have also reminded us of the varied allegations that were made against Michael Jackson- not to mention all the wild rumours. Let's face it - you can love Michael Jackson's music all you like: the guy was an oddball. For whatever reason: he was an oddball.
On a slightly lighter note, Mtv have highlighted the late Michael Jackson's persistent relevance in modern pop culture. Cirque Du Soleil are currently touring a Michael Jackson-themed show and Pepsi have re-launched their Michael Jackson-led advertising campaign. Following the high profile appearance of the Tupac hologram at this year's Coachella festival, Jackson has topped the list of deceased stars that music fans want to be resurrected in holographic form. Michael Jackson, then: he may be gone but his legacy lives on and he most certainly hasn't been forgotten.


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I can't believe I have been a subscriber to this site since his death and now I read the crap that you really stand for! I am so angry and disgusted at this. I think I will be unsubscribing and finding a more positive site to get my MJ news from. This site is about the news, NOT the opinion of the HP. It takes away from his legacy, which is all we, (the world) have left. SHAME ON YOU!!!!!!
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Geniuses are often eccentric. They operate at a higher level than Mr. and Mrs.Average, Joe Bloggs, beyond normal understanding of Contactmusic obviously.
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And what weirder than a magazine or any form of media who after 3 years are still picking at his bones. For some pathetic media people they relish stories about people like MJ or Chris Brown because for years they can continue to have a story that will heighten their ratings. They need to get off the backs of black successful men who's mistakes were years ago and protect Ariana from a$$holes like Donald Trump. Michael Jackson is dead and he can't defend himself from idiots who are still trying to ruin him. TMZ or The Inquirer I expect this from them but The Huffington Post shouldn't get into gutter journalism and act a little classier!
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Do you constantly have to berate him? He's dead, for God's sake. Leave it alone!! What good do you serve by ridiculing him and referring to the Huff Post's self-righteous rehashing of the same old tabloid trash. Shame on them and you...
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What seems obvious to me and anyone else, is the fact that newspapers, magazines, the media are still writing about this man three years after he died, which proves his fame, his genius, his world-pulling power, which attracts them like a magnet, like helpless moths to the flame. Yes, he most certainly will probably never be forgotten, it's just a shame some want to remember him in unfortunate negative ways, instead of praising his fantastic life. That, of course, says a lot about them.
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Michael Jackson was the most beautiful wonderful man that ever lived, He was very unique and didnt have a life like anyone elses. He was the most honest there was, So for the people at Huffington post to say anything about the way they think he lived or their judgements of his life is unfair and uncalled for, I wonder how much they have done for humanity or for anyone besides themselves ever. I also wonder if they will be remembered ever much less beyond their death. The people who spoke on this article are hupocritical judgemental evil people. Michael made this world beautiful and was beautiful as much on the inside;. He only cared about others and was a wonderful man. He made my life beautiful and will always be my hero. I love that he was unique and not boring at all. He had a life like no other so for anyone to judge what they think is odd and what isnt means there is something wrong with them. If anything, they are odd because they have to write negativity about others and have nothling better to do them judge. They make this world worse and I am ashamed of them. Michael Jackson made this world better and showed us what goodness is and what caring really means. He will always be remembered and I will love him forever. I will also stick by his name and defend him or do what I can in his name. THere is not many beautiful people like him and I will always remember him and love him. I dont even want to know what the names of the Huffington Post is and hope I never find out. Michael made me believe that there is still good caring people and will always be remembered. Thank you Michael for sharing your life and music with us. I will always love you
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The Huffington Post Stinks
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Listen....u dogs...Michael Jackson is always be Michael Jackson.He invites? or u dog food....u people take pet god every where...it was prb if Mj took chimp with him.Most of the stars like Bachan didn't show his grand kid to public...ok...prb mike masked his kid. All stars take glen full of make up or craze plastic surgery....ok...only prb with Michael...Wright????????? But u know Dog, for your this afford...Michael will live forever in heart of his fan around the world for his Goodness.U people creating moor love for him through your controversy News. Keep writing what ever u dog want.You can never take him away from his fans.Love you Michael.Love you moor.As u said with Love..with Love....L-O-V-E.
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