Been trying to write about some tv show but I keep coming back to Michael Jackson’s death. What else could I do since it seems like there’s nothing else to see on tv except rehashed stuff about MJ. Not that I’m really complaining because I am quite guilty of the fascination most people feel when MJ is brought up. I also have to admit that his death leaves me totally befuddled. I am not a fan but weirdly enough his loss does hit home. It leaves me wondering not just about his life but brings up all these stupid existential questions. I would love to come up with a fitting post for Michael Jackson but after I read Neil McCormick’s article on the Telegraph, “Michael Jackson: This Really is It”, I felt like he nailed exactly how I feel. Here’s an excerpt of Neil McCormick’s article:
The death of someone so famous shakes us to the core, because it is like a death in the family. Love him or loathe him, Michael Jackson was part of the fabric of all our lives. Or maybe worse, it is like the death of a God, a sudden unexplainable absence in the mythos of the times. President Kennedy, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Lady Diana: these are the kind of deaths that confront us with our own mortality, the realisation that the end is unavoidable, death stalks us all, no matter how anointed by the fates. Such a death is usually greeted with a kind of incredulity. But this is it. This is really it.
And as the dust settles, what are we to make of Michael Jackson, who had denied us, and himself, the ultimate showbiz redemption?
MJ RIP. To his kids I hope they have a better life than their father had.
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