NY Congressman Peter King repeatedly calls Michael Jackson a pervert and a child molester and says the media has disgraced itself and there is “nothing good about this guy.” We argues instead of honoring Michael Jackson we should glorify the men and women in the armed forces, those working with dying cancer patients and in AIDS clinics, and teachers working in really rough neighborhoods.
What do you think? Does Michael Jackson deserve so much honor in death? Do you ever feel ambivalent about enjoying his music given all the accusations surrounding him and the unorthodox behavior he has outright owned up to?
Is it right to honor him so much as a pop star when in the end he became such an unadmirable human being in many ways? Or does Rep. King not understand simple respect for the recently departed?
Michael Jackson is an accidental civil rights leader, an accidental pioneer. He broke ground and barriers in so many different realms in artistry, in pictures, in movies, in music, you name it. So, no, I don’t think it’s overkill.
What do You Think?