Okay, so Michael Jackson died yesterday, and all over the blogs, people are all, like, oh boohoohoo!! Michael's dead! So sad! He was a genius! Gone before his time!
Um, hello? The guy was a pedophile who like to "adopt" little boys and stick his hands down their underwear. And before anybody can jump in here and say, "They never proved it!" Um, honey? The reason "they" never "proved" it is because he paid off his victims.
Any grown man (and I use that term loosely, considering the subject matter) who invites prepubescent boys to live with him and sleep in the same bed with him is not someone deserving of respect. And I'm not even going to get into what I think about those boys' parents.
Yes, the guy was brilliant. Yes, he made some absolutely unforgettable music. Man in the Mirror was a personal favorite of mine.
But he was also a sick bastard.
In my opinion.