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To have discovered the magic of Michael Jackson late in life?

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Joystir58 Fri 01-Jul-16 21:47:17

I'm 58 and a married lesbian for goodness sake but for the last two weeks have been watching YouTube videos of MJ dancing, singing, and cant believe what an incredibly talented entertainer he was. A pure spirit gone too soon. Just delightful to watch.

Pettywoman Fri 01-Jul-16 21:48:45

Off the Wall is one of my favourite albums.

acasualobserver Fri 01-Jul-16 21:51:16

A pure spirit? And just a bit of a nonce too. The music's good though - can't be denied.

Two4601 Fri 01-Jul-16 21:51:51

DD is absolutely mad for Michael Jackson he is on from the minute she wakes up and she has his calendar by his bed. Here is her getting her MJ doll for her 8th birthday last month.

U2HasTheEdge Fri 01-Jul-16 21:52:17

Yeah, such a shame he was caught with loads of violent porn and images of child abuse.

I loved his music with a passion, I will never willingly listen to him again.

I did believe he was innocent until very recently.

Liz09 Fri 01-Jul-16 21:53:41

Better late than never wink

Liz09 Fri 01-Jul-16 21:55:51

U2HasTheEdge Don't you wonder, though, why it took them 13 years to release this "information", despite the trials and controversies surrounding him? It reeks of planted evidence or pot-stirring, to me. Not to mention, the child at the centre of the molestation accusations admitted that he made it up because his parents wanted money, and after Michael Jackson died, the father committed suicide. It just doesn't add up.

He was weird, definitely, but a pedophile and child abuser? I don't think so.

NavyAndWhite Fri 01-Jul-16 21:56:49

I love his music. But him as a person? No.

gaggiagirl Fri 01-Jul-16 21:57:02

A pure spirited paedophile. What a rare breed they are indeed.

ElizabethG81 Fri 01-Jul-16 22:01:03

Classic paedophile. I can't believe anyone is still denying it.

StiickEmUp Fri 01-Jul-16 22:02:48


tilder Fri 01-Jul-16 22:05:20

Amazing music.

Can't listen to it. He was so far beyond 'normal' (whatever that is ) it's unreal.

Keletubbie Fri 01-Jul-16 22:07:55

It's cool to be weird... unless that weirdness strolls into nonce territory. He was talented, but he was a pretty awful human.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 01-Jul-16 22:07:58

Do you listen to Gary Glitter too?

Joystir58 Fri 01-Jul-16 22:17:27

Having read the actual police evidence lists and descriptions of each and every item found on his premises,not one item of illegal pornographic material was found. I don't know the truth of what happened but he was found innocent- the material evidence simply didn't exist. The child imagery found was not pornographic in nature according to those police files.

Anyway, I will get over this fascination and leave it by- but I wasn't into his music or dancing particularly at the time and am playing catch up.

Joystir58 Fri 01-Jul-16 22:18:09

No I don't listen to Gary Glitter. They can hardly be compared musically.

Joystir58 Fri 01-Jul-16 22:19:07

So I do tend to think he was innocent I have to say.

DixieNormas Fri 01-Jul-16 22:19:55

He paid them all off, that's what I think. Shouldn't have been allowed

HarryPottersMagicWand Fri 01-Jul-16 22:25:03

What an earth has being a married lesbian got to do with anything? An odd post tbh.

I like his music. Him, nope I do think no smoke without fire and he was decidedly odd and inappropriate around children.

LadyStarkOfWinterfell Fri 01-Jul-16 22:26:52

Pure spirit hmm
He was a musical genius and also a paedophile child abuser. Listen to the music by all means but try not to romanticise the man.

flappingbingowings Fri 01-Jul-16 22:28:44

Overatted. 6 great songs - the rest is filler.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 01-Jul-16 22:30:14

I'm sure any other bloke who had little boys sleep in his bed would be viewed as a pure spirit too.

mummymeister Fri 01-Jul-16 22:31:03

I cant really separate the man from the music I am afraid. he paid off lots of parents willing to pimp their children to him and he had some very odd behaviour and views.

would you watch Jim'll fix it as well? what about gary glitter?

I just don't get the whole "flawed genius" thing as it just seems like society giving people licence to behave appallingly to protect their "talent".

I feel the same about rapists, people who drive drunk and kill and people who abuse their partners.

flappingbingowings Fri 01-Jul-16 22:32:41

If you a fan, suggest you listen to LostProphets. Similar idealogical output

amazingtracy Fri 01-Jul-16 22:35:03

If a total stranger invited you and your child to a 'party' at their house-you probably wouldn't go......but lets just assume you would. So, if at one of these parties the host asks to have your child on a sleepover and share a bed with them.......would you be so cool with it?

He was a freak that bought off his victims!

His music creeps me out.

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