“Michael Jackson would have been 60 years old today – leading Megyn Kelly to question what he’s remembered for – his music or the accusations against him?”
Why can’t we remember him as a genius AND a pervert, much like Mozart, Hans Christian Andersen, and of course the greatest and most stable genius of all, Donald J. Trump?
As I suspected, the following comment engendered a lively discussion, which is why I brought it up front. I’m usually the one carrying the ball of controversy, but I have no convictions about this topic, so I cravenly let another running back run into the offensive line. If this is a passion of yours, see the rest of the debate and join in if you care to (through the comments link).
“MJ was an excellent singer & dancer, but musically speaking, ‘genius’ is a ludicrous label. Quincy Jones & others did most of the work Jackson is famous for. Stevie Wonder made more lasting, quality, soulful music on 1 double album – Songs in the Key of Life – than MJ did on all his albums combined. He did some entertaining videos, but there again, he’d typically have a superficial idea (such as zombies in a graveyard – how original) and others would flesh it out for him. I’ve always thought of him as a guy who clearly went Grade-A nuts after he reached the heights of fame and fortune. His behavior went off the charts, his fortune went down the drain on such essential things as the Elephant Man’s bones, endless plastic surgery & pigmentation removal, and worse, his more diabolical tendencies came to the surface, such as molesting children. He became a sick freak, and a lying criminal as well, in the years before he died. When he met his final day, I thought, “Thank God, this bullshit is over with: all the gossip about him, his phony plans for touring, criminal accusations, financial troubles, etc. In the years to come, he’ll be viewed more accurately as a super-creepy sicko molester than the ‘King of Pop.’” It hasn’t happened yet; he’s still being worshipped by misguided cretins. When will this twisted freak’s specter ever vanish?”