Saturday, 27 June 2009

A Legend Never Dies

The news of Michael Jackson's death, for me, was both shocking but unsurprising. Here was a man who abused his body in every way imaginable; anorexia, a former drug addiction and an unhealthy fondness of recreating his facial features time and time again but somehow still seemed invincible to every person who had followed him through-out his stardom.

The saddening realisation to the public was that, afterall... he was only human.

Michael Jackson's music influenced every modern artist of today in some way and I believe if Michael had not risen to fame as that cheeky faced, afro headed boy in the late 60's, that music today would just not be what it is. He brought music to life and many of his songs are still relevent in the music scene today.

But where did it all go wrong for the self proclaimed "King of Pop" to justify the tabloids to re-brand him as "Wacko Jacko"? I believe that Michael's issues were deep rooted and personal, going back to his childhood where he was forced to perform and beaten by his father but one thing is for certain... a little bit of privacy in Michael's more vunerable years would not have gone a miss. Michael was faced with new stories being published about him day after day which soon encouraged him to go along with it and give the press something to write about, even claiming he slept in an Oxygen tank to stop the ageing process! It is unclear whether this is true but I would not be surprised if Michael had made some stories up when where the character of Jacko stopped and the person Michael Jackson began became unclear to the public and indeed himself.

I believe he was a genuine soul who was just mislead in life and failed to relate to people in the adult world and so living his life as a child to make up for lost time. The name "Michael Jackson" will be a household name for years to come, the rumours and the allegations will be forgotten, but the music and the legend will live on forever.

R.I.P Michael, gone but not forgotten x


  1. I think i read the exact same thing in the sun. strange that.

  2. How coincidental... I don't read The Sun so I wouldn't know.

  3. Whoever is pretending to be me, I would like to offer you some sound advice - grow up. Thanks x