It has been another week of big Michael Jackson stories. He was a hologram at the Billboard Music Awards. Then we have his song with Justin Timberlake that could be the hit of the summer. I really don’t get it.
It really seems that every story with him should examine whether he really was a pedophile. Clearly there were payments made which suggest that children and their families were silenced. He really should be a symbol of what happens when such claims are proven to be true. Every pedestal should be knocked over.
I wonder about what the survivors think about his continues reverence. Also it clearly sends a message of what can happen when big names are questioned or accused. Is there a way to buy your way out or are there those who are so powerful that they can’t be reached? It is actually that power that gives them the opportunity to abuse.
Now I think Timberlake is one of the most talented people in the world, so I am troubled by my own response when I listen. Some could even say , that the Jackson’s situation is a bit different from your average, run of the mill pedophilia case where it’s pretty black and white. There was no doubt that inappropriate activity was going on, but his motivations can just as easily be tied to other things than wanting to have sexual contact with children
If nothing else, the discussion needs to be fully fleshed out.
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