Friday, June 10, 2005

michael jackson: off the wall

You can laugh and criticize Michael Jackson if you wanna
Woody Allen, molested and married his step-daughter
Same press kickin dirt on Michael's name
Show Woody and Soon-Yi at the playoff game, holdin hands
Sit back and just bug, think about that
Would he get that type of dap if his name was Woody Black?
"Mr. Nigga" - Mos Def

It sometimes amazes me to stop and consider the sorts of "crimes and misdemeanors" scandals and indiscretions celebrities are guilty of. Some celebrities are found doing the most outrageous things and still end up with their careers and reputations relatively intact. While others get the book thrown at them and retreat into relative obscurity. I wonder what the pattern is? I think Mos Def makes a good point and that often it can be racial. For example, consider the LA Times story: Michael Jackson's Hidden Accuser: Racism

But on the other hand R. Kelly is still a free man. Why don't they let Mumia or Jamil al-Amin out and put R. Kelly in jail? (Where is Pontius Pilate when you really need him?)


This is old news, but in case you didn't know before Jermaine Jackson is Muslim He has been since 1989. In fact his conversion is probably one source of the urban legend which suggested that it was Michael who converted. At least one member of the Jackson family isn't totally off the wall.

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