That pretty much sums up how I feel. I've gotta confess I own Thriller on vinyl & the double CD of History. Would I have bought them after knowing he had been accused of child abuse? I doubt it.A great musician who turned into a sad, freakish, most likely unhappy person - I don't know if he really molested kids, but he was weird enough that I certainly wouldn't have left my kids with him!
Poor guy, had the world by the tail and it turned around and bit him over and over. His fault, probably but in any case, now he's free from his demons.I have to agree with patm also. I am going to try to remember him when I first saw him and his brothers perform on TV. What a llittle cutie and those boys all seemed so happy and thrilled to be singing on television. What happened to him over the years is beyond sad and sickening. I am sorry he has died at such a young age but I will leave the judging and judgement with the Lord. He was an amazing entertainer but I have to think the demons in his life will be one of the first things many people will remember.
Nicely put Ed!Sorry, but I don't really care. Yep, he could work the music but his behaviour didn't warrant the fame he built. Personally, I think Farah lived a better life and tried to set a memorable example to be followed.
And it's not for any of you to judge who had a "better" life. as dor setting an example or being a role model MANY of todays great musical artists followed Michael's artistic example, and were inspired by him.
As for his fame being "warranted", he earned his fame through his great talent LONG before his downward spiral.
I'm not debating who was "better" that's absolutely absurd. There is but one judge. A life is a life, BOTH are losses, and I wish people would get over this childish nonsense about one death "overshadowing" another. Two great icons of our time have passed (3, really, if we are counting Ed.), it is very sad, and both deserve to be morned and remembered. no one more than the other.
I have never told anyone who to like or dislike. I said I thought he was a molester and the planet is better off with him gone."That is a personal decision. You don't get to decide who other people mourn."
Direct that right back at yourself. If you can spout off that he wasn't worth remembering, others have the right to disagree. Two way street. You are entitled to your opinions. We ALL are.
I think he was a brilliant artist and tortured soul. None of us know if he was a molester or not, but I lean towards no. I think he was set up & blackmailed. But that is my opinion.I have never told anyone who to like or dislike. I said I thought he was a molester and the planet is better off with him gone.