Should I let my son be a Michael Jackson fan?

(67 Posts)
lee1103 Thu 01-Aug-13 01:47:55

My son wants to listen to a Michael Jackson album but i'm not sure If I feel comfortable letting him endorse such a sick and twisted man. I know he argues that it's about the music, but I just don't want his essence or image in my home.

Should I stick to my guns and ban any Michael Jackson content? or should he be allowed to listen to it?

Stropzilla Thu 01-Aug-13 20:21:20

Is he asking you to change your ways?

ZingWidge Thu 01-Aug-13 20:21:30

ihear what's weirder is that my next post was going to be "Billy Jean is not my lover"!shock

MJ is here and he's reading this thread I tell ya.
he's not amused

ZingWidge Thu 01-Aug-13 20:22:25

strop

It makes no difference whether "you are black or white"

Stropzilla Thu 01-Aug-13 20:25:27

Seriously tho what do you imagine will happen if he listens to Thriller? He may learn to dance? And as for having his essence in your home.... he's not likely to to come back and possess your son. Besides it's damn good music and you're missing out.

isitsnowingyet Thu 01-Aug-13 20:26:14

The Jackson Five stuff is fantastic !! Sure MJ was very odd, but he was certainly a talented singer - I wouldn't and don't stop my 12 year old listning to it

TSSDNCOP Thu 01-Aug-13 20:27:44

"got to be there"

Restrict music because of the artists behaviour and all you'll be left with is the Groovster himself.

Passmethecrisps Thu 01-Aug-13 20:28:19

Not sure making him hide under his duvet to listen to thriller is going to help.

Of all the many things which might cause harm to you people the Bad album is not one of them.

Relax - you might even find you like it

Stropzilla Thu 01-Aug-13 20:28:46

Zing, do you remember the times?

ZingWidge Thu 01-Aug-13 20:29:59

Annie are you ok?

I don't think you can stop him, but you can sit down with him and explain why you personally find it uncomfortable to listen to. I understand where you're coming from, it's pretty disgraceful that (if it's proved to be true) he got away with some awful things because he was rich and talented - having a godawful childhood isn't an excuse, but you have to let your DS make his own mind up whether he can separate the music from the man. Some people can, some people can't.

Stropzilla Thu 01-Aug-13 20:30:53

No, You Push Me Away sad

ZingWidge Thu 01-Aug-13 20:30:55

strop it's Thriller Night!

Chubfuddler Thu 01-Aug-13 20:31:14

In all seriousness billy jean is probably the best pop song of all time. Just let him listen to it.

Stropzilla Thu 01-Aug-13 20:32:34

Oh just beat it.

ihearsounds Thu 01-Aug-13 20:33:44

He's not amused at all.

Jackson 5 stuff is great.

Op would hate me. In school, when it's my turn to choose something I go for MJ or Jackson 5.

ZingWidge Thu 01-Aug-13 20:34:43

leave me alone

Stropzilla Thu 01-Aug-13 20:35:47

J5 are amazing. Dh and I may not be together if not for Rockin Robin. I also loved farewell my summer love and euphoria.

amumthatcares Thu 01-Aug-13 20:36:37

One day in your life your DS is going to ask you Wanna be startin somethin? The way you make me feel is Dangerous now Beat it Leave me alone your going to make me Cry then before you know it he'll be telling everyone, she thinks I'm too young so She's out of my life grin

ZingWidge Thu 01-Aug-13 20:40:25

amum that's right. Heal the World!

Stropzilla Thu 01-Aug-13 20:42:21

I love you amumthatcares. You made me Smile.

Zing it's the things I do for you!

ZingWidge Thu 01-Aug-13 20:43:51

strop it's easy as 123

ZingWidge Thu 01-Aug-13 20:44:31

actually 1 2 3 would have been better! grin

Stropzilla Thu 01-Aug-13 20:44:39

But you got to keep the faith.

ZingWidge Thu 01-Aug-13 20:47:01

will you be there?

elQuintoConyo Thu 01-Aug-13 20:47:27

OP, is your son's name Ben ?

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