Sure, Micheal Jackson, at one time, was a great musician. Who can forget the Jackson Five? Or ‘Ben,’ or ‘Never Can Say Goodbye,’ or ‘Thriller’?
But let’s be honest folks. That amazing pop star? He turned into a bizarre creature, not just in middle age, but well before that.
Long before Michael Jackson went on trial on charges of weirdness with young children, he was already really weird. He was an attractive guy who turned himself into a walking advertisement for the dangers of cosmetic surgery.
Nose jobs. Chin implants. Skin bleaching. Whatever. Addiction to painkillers. Impregnating his cosmetic surgeon’s assistant — how has never been quite answered.
A great talent turned himself into a freak of the tabloids, the courtrooms and the public consciousness. It was very sad to see him go down, but we’ve all seen the trajectory for years.
Remember Elvis. Let’s learn this lesson again.