Monday, 6 July 2009
05:09:04 PM (GMT)
It seems that we recently lost Michael Jackson, a pop star from the 1980's, to
cardiac arrest. My deepest condolences to his family and his true fans, but to all
the rest of you, you're taking it too far.
I respect him as a musician, and I'm sure a lot of you do, but the second you heard
that he died, it's gone from respect to total fandom. People who used to tell jokes
about how much they disliked him and how scandalous his behaviour was are now right
on the other side of the spectrum. Why? Because he perished.
I'm sick of hearing this. Michael's death overshadowed that of Farah Faucett and
Billy Mays. They mattered too. But no, the world's gone potty for the one guy, just
because he died.
If you're one of those people who used to hate him/dislike him but now love him, it's
just a gimmick. To his sincere fans and his family, I offer my condolences. This is
very sad news, and it's made even worse by the fact that mainstreamers didn't give
him any respect until his unfortunate demise.