I was shocked to hear about the sudden death of Michael Jackson. Over the years he has come to influence and inspire so many of today’s talent. He was definitely an amazing performer, innovator, and trendsetter. I was never a huge fan of his, but I have always felt that he was a legend whose talent broke down boundaries. He also seemed like a very genuine person and my heart always went out to him during the ridiculous, disgusting, horrible and, most importantly, untrue accusations that plagued his career.
Michael Jackson has said time and time again that he loves children in a NON-SEXUAL way, and saying it once is all he should have had to do. It’s a shame that the media tried to paint him in a picture that wasn’t who he truly was. It’s a shame that he had to live with a fractured heart- yes, fractured. He tried to do something as pure and innocent as opening his home to kids because he loved them, and parents of these children took advantage of his efforts and decided to spread false allegations as an attempt to milk the cash cow. Of course, these accusations were painful, and that pain is something he should have never had to deal with.
My heart truly goes out to him and his family during this difficult time. I’ve never realized how much pain he had to endure, but watching various specials on ABC & MTV, and seeing how he had to go through that period of accusations, I’m just now realizing the extent of his pain. His words of “I’m human too” and “I have a heart” and “It’s not nice” keep circulating in my mind as sadness engulfs me. It’s a shame that he had to go through all of that, but at least he no longer has to deal with that garbage.
Michael’s death wasn’t just a shock to me, but it came as a complete shock to everybody. He just got a physical not too long ago in preparation for his sold out tour in England and he was healthy. This just proves that tomorrow is not promised to anybody. Hopefully those who accused, ridiculed, harassed, and hurt him will take this into account. May it serve as a lesson and an eye opener to not only them, but to us all. Perhaps now people will realize the severity of their errs and repent.
Michael Jackson- rest in peace and may God have mercy on us all.