Friday, June 26, 2009

Answer to the question "How can you be sad?"

I saw the following question on facebook yesterday about Michael Jackson’s death:
“Why are you sad for Michael Jackson? Don’t you care he was a pedophile?”

I wanted to answer this question, because I like sometimes to be controversial. Yes, this is part of my character^_^.
Am I a monster because I am sad for the death of Michael Jackson who has been accused of being a pedophile.
Well, I don’t think so.

In the particular case of Michael Jackson, I see at least 3 personas in the person, and I have decided to consciously make a disassociation between those 3 personas: The Star, the Kid, and the presumed pedophile.
I am sad today because I remember his first 2 personalities.
About The Star: I grew up with him and his music. When I was young, I had a huge poster of him in my bedroom and I learned to dance to his music. He was my hero and my idol as he was for many in my generation!

About The Kid: When I became an adult, I could see all the changes that he was trying to operate on himself to be whiter, and all the phobias he developed… It is at this time that I finally started seeing the Kid he could never be. And I am extremely sad for him and the life he never had. He had success fame and money, but he never had a childhood. This was stolen from him, and probably much more than that.

Which leads me to the last personality: “the presumed pedophile”. This part I cannot judge, for many reasons. I am not a judge, nor a jury. I have my personal opinions of him, but these are only opinions. For this reasons, I refuse to judge him at the moment of his death.
Instead, I will remember Michael Jackson the Musical Icon and the kid.


Anne said...

I totally agree with you. I was already an adult when he came into limelight and I just loved him.

But when he grew up and started meddling with his appearance I did not like it. And there was no reason for him to do so because he was accepted worldwide the way he was.

He made music and dance come alive. But sometimes the lyrics were too haunting or even incomprehensible.

My notion is that he was not a person of this day and age but a seeking, drifting soul trying to find his personal meaning and definition.

May he rest in perfect peace!

Maria Jose said...

I don't know if it is true. I feel sad because he had a terrible life, he wasn't happy with himself, he didn't accept himself and I think is sad. I think he was so alone. I don't know I feel sad too. I don't know him I can't say He is gilty.

have a good weekend!

love said...

i don't care what anyone says about him, he is amazing. his music and life inspired so much around us. so regardless to what negative things people have to say, he made a great impact on the world.

Sophie said...

Beautifully stated, miss. My sentiments exactly.

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