So, not only is Michael Jackson taking legal action against Sony Music for “underpromoting” his latest album, he held a press conference with – get ready – Al Sharpton and Johnnie Cochran to decry the music industry’s treatment of black artists.
During this event, Jackson stated that Sony head Tommy Mottola (who, you’ll remember, was married to Mariah Carey) was a “racist,” was “devilish” and had referred to another, unidentified Sony artist with the “n-word.”
“When you fight for me, you’re fighting for all black people, dead and alive,” Jackson said. Jackson is regularly seen in the company of such famous black people as Lisa Marie Presley, MacCauley Culkin, Lisa Minelli, Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando.
It couldn’t be the increasingly irrelevant (and in some cases just plain bad) music on the albums. Or the increasingly expensive music videos of greater and greater length. It couldn’t be the freakish personality cult, or the ego, or the treatment for the vitiligo. No, it’s because you’re black, and Sony therefore won’t spend promotional money on you.
He doesn’t have vitiligo. Vitiligo doesn’t make your nose smaller and smaller until all you have left is a nostrils. Viligo doesn’t fuck up your chin. It doesn’t make your eyes abnormally huge. It doesn’t give you cheekbones when you had none before. Nor does it give you long straight hair that makes all the girls jealous.
If he seriously has vitiligo, he has more than enough money to get some makeup to darken his skin (folks do it all the time). But no, he had to go the EXTREME route. Vitiligo my ass.
According to the story linked in the OP his album cost $30 million to make. CNN reports that $25 million was spent promoting it. I wonder if that’s part of the $30 mil or on top of it. Either way, he’s history now.
It’s really a shame. Maybe Janet can smack some sense into him.
plastic surgury created the nose, chin etc. None of which, of course, prevents him from having Vitiligo.
and, no, he wasn’t convicted of any sexually related offense.
It’s been my layperson’s opinion for quite some time that he’s seriously mentally ill. Also in MHO, those who surround him have selected the route that insures both his mental instability and their continued ability to live off his wealth.
He’s always been quite scary to me. Now he’s even more so. And here’s why.
Think about it - an incredibly rich, profoundly mentally ill person who via his illness and his “handlers” has no touch with reality whatsoever, and has undergone repeated plastic surgeries that have crossed the border into self-mutilation. And now is playing the race card - with Al Sharpton and Johnnie Cochran.
Great, Anthracite. You hadda ask. Do you forget that the creator of the universe, in infinite wisdom, will now be forced to ANSWER that question? Sheesh. Batten down the hatches, folks, and prepare for some fuel injected, supercharged wierd. (hehe!)