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Originally posted by Cool Breeze
Well if we are going to rant lets rant shall we? I could not care less about MJ dying, has nothing to do with the accusation that were made. Death is one of the only certain things in life, that and taxes (God I love that quote). From the day we are born we only creep closer and closer to death, no one should fear it but everyone should try and embrace it.
The thing that makes me so unbelievably upset is the fact that over 17,000 people had absolutely nothing better or more productive to do with their lives than be at the funeral of someone they did not personally know. Yes I realize his music "touched" so many people and blah blah blah but come on there is much bigger stuff we should be worried about rather than a celebrity's death.
I am not going to lie, I have seen some parts of the funeral. IMHO it was a three ring circus. When I heard some of the things that were said about him, they sounded very very similiar to what people said about Ray Charles, Kurt Kobain, and every other substantial musician that has ever lived.
People come on, it is time we stop wasting our time on "celebrities" and start living our own lives... what am thinking, half the country is obsessed with the hills. It useless
[edit on 02/04/2009 by Cool Breeze]
Originally posted by Solomons
Originally posted by Ignorance Denied
Bollocks, the only reason he got away with the first one is because he paid the family off, he's a nonse..
If you were a parent who undeniably thought MJ had fiddled with your kids....would you take money rather than see justice served and him thrown in jail? either a) the parents simply thought money was more important or b)They knew it was all nonsense.
Originally posted by verylowfrequency
I watched the entire funeral because MJ was so big and I grew up with watching him as I'm just a few years younger.
It is a point in time that is as big as when Elvis died as well as John Lennon.
I think allot of the people that don't like MJ are people that are jealous of his mega success and that's multiplied by those who are racists.
Bottom line is he was just a human being that we all were familiar with, so it's just like a family member dying and if you're human at all his daughter's speech and her cry's will move you.
Jackson had a notable impact on music and culture throughout the world. He broke down racial barriers, transformed the art of the music video and paved the way for modern pop music in his own country.
During the trip he invited underprivileged children to watch for free and gave donations to hospitals, orphanages and other charities.
The show was in support of the non-profit organization War Child, and raised a million dollars for the refugees of Kosovo, as well as additional funds for the children of Guatemala
Later that month, Jackson organized a set of "Michael Jackson & Friends" benefit concerts in Germany and Korea. Other artists involved included Slash, The Scorpions, Boyz II Men, Luther Vandross, Mariah Carey, A. R. Rahman, Prabhu Deva Sundaram, Shobana Chandrakumar, Andrea Bocelli and Luciano Pavarotti. The proceeds went to the "Nelson Mandela Children's Fund", the Red Cross and UNESCO