Why do people still praise Michael Jackson?

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Yes, he had talent, but is that really enough to mask the fact that he molested children? I mean, he paid people to keep quiet. It even disgusts me that he even has a show in Disney World that just praises how good of a dancer and singer he is. Hell, people still crown him as the king of pop. Yes, you can listen to his music, you can enjoy whatever he had to offer, but people have to understand that he wasn't a god, he wasn't perfect, none of that. He was just a serial pedophile. For those of you who don't think he wasn't a pedophile, the proof is in the pudding. Quit deluding yourself.

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I've never understood why people think others should care what artists though personally/morally. They're artists, they're job is to provide entertaining music, movies, etc. and that's all I care about.

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He's the king of pop, simple as that. I hate when people act like molesting someone or raping someone overrides everything great that they have done. Kobe is still an amazing ball player. Mike Tyson is still one of the best boxers ever. Michael Jackson is still the king of pop and one of the most important, most influential musicians ever. Who cares about anything else? This is assuming he actually did whatever you claim he did. I don't know nor do I wish to know any of the evidence or details, because it doesn't matter. Yeah he's not perfect but we all make mistakes. Who are we to judge anyone? Michael Jackson is the man.

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Apparently your some sort of peeping tom If you know forafact that he molested children. Did you enjoy watching?

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#5  Edited By Cream_God

I like pudding

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#6  Edited By Marshall_Long

As long as they make good music thats fine with me, I don't care what they did in their personal lives cause I don't know them personally.

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Well

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Guy just had some damn catchy songs

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I've never understood why people think others should care what artists though personally/morally. They're artists, they're job is to provide entertaining music, movies, etc. and that's all I care about.

It does when they are in jail and can't make music.

Not a big fan of Gucci but I would be really annoyed with the amount of time he spends in prison when he could be dropping music.

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I've never understood why people think others should care what artists though personally/morally. They're artists, they're job is to provide entertaining music, movies, etc. and that's all I care about.

Not that I listen to MJ music, but I agree with this. Same way how I can watch Mel Gibson movies haha.

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@laflux said:

@wolverine08 said:

I've never understood why people think others should care what artists though personally/morally. They're artists, they're job is to provide entertaining music, movies, etc. and that's all I care about.

It does when they are in jail and can't make music.

Not a big fan of Gucci but I would be really annoyed with the amount of time he spends in prison when he could be dropping music.

Fair point I admit.

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#11  Edited By the_stegman  Moderator

I don't give a sh*t what he was accused of doing. He made fantastic music, that's his job, he did it well. Good enough for me.

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Even if he did molest those kids, it's not going to erase all the music he made. The man put out hits like Thriller, Smooth Criminal, Rock Your World, Billie Jean, Bad, Beat It, Rock With You, Remember The Time, Jam, and crap load more.

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Everything is not always black & white.

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Proof he molested them? That's right there was no evidence he ever did anything apart from opportunistic losers that wanted his money. Also lmao @ his charges as if they affected the quality of his music, the man wrote the greatest pop tunes of all time, some losers that can't work for their money won't affect the fact he is one of the best musical artists of the 20th century.

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#15  Edited By DBVSE7

No one is perfect.. no reason to keep going back to that BS when the guy is dead. Why can't people just let it go and let the guy be at peace?

Look at his life, it's not like it was all sunshine and blue sky's.. the guy didn't have a childhood and who knows the crap he went through as the "golden child" that's probably covered up. Leave it alone and move on.

He was the King of Pop ad he'll always be. He's made timeless music that flipped the entertainment industry. Without him, the entertainment industry wouldn't be the same.

He's praised because there's no one like him. He set the bar so high, that it may not ever be reached by anyone else in that Genre.

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How do you know he did that for sure though?

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Why do people praise him? Because people don't care. You can argue what makes them not care and I've got a few theories but that's the reason.

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I respect and love his music. What he did on his own time is all him.

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#19  Edited By zaied

Because he's one of the most influential musicians ever, and there's no evidence that he actually molested any children. The accusations came and went, and quite simply most people don't care what adults do.

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@hayden86: What are you laughing at in your av?

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#22  Edited By Spidey_Jackson

The bigger question is why are people still accusing MJ of molesting? The accusations were NEVER proven. And besides, the man is dead. Give it a rest people.

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puddin pop?

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Because people recognaize him for what he did the pop genre, they don't care if he was a good person or a bad one.

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The real question is, why is justin bieber still alive.

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#26  Edited By KingVenus

Michael Jackson is a legend. Michael Jackson is one of the biggest known contributors to music ever... Michael Jackson is the King of Pop. Michael Jackson is still praised because people love his music.. simple as that. Michael Jackson's music will live on for years if not centuries. Get over it.

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The real question is, why is justin bieber still alive.

Rude...

The bigger question is why are people still accusing MJ of molesting? The accusations were NEVER proven. And besides, the man is dead. Give it a rest people.

Beata

Still to this day i don't believe the accusations. I don't believe Michael would do anything as stupid.. to disgrace his career and good name..

@zaied said:

Because he's one of the most influential musicians ever, and there's no evidence that he actually molested any children. The accusations came and went, and quite simply most people don't care what adults do.

^ This..

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I just shake my head when people still accuse him of molesting. Those people simply wanted to get money out of an insanely rich and popular entertainer

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He was good but I don't think he was great

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#29  Edited By Static Shock  Online

Hell, people still crown him as the king of pop.

Right, people still crown him as the King of Pop because that title is relevant to his artistic excellence as a musician. His personal life, however, isn't relevant to that.

Also, whether or not he actually molested children is questionable. I'm assuming you've seen it all or have this evidence on video tape, correct? A lot of those claims against him were just attempts to get paid, anyway.

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Considering you have no actual proof he did those things

And made of the things were just attempts by people to get paid

Yeah......

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Well, the way I see it, there are two "parts" to artists, what they do for their art, and who they are as people.

I personally haven't looked into the validity of the molestation case so I might as well flip a coin, but assuming he did do it, you can absolutely hate him, and I agree he shouldn't be an icon himself. However, a lot of people (I don't really include myself in this) really enjoyed his music, and so to a degree you have to respect him for that.

Same with, say, van gogh. The dude was a psycho, but my artsy friends tell me he's a pretty decent painter.

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Because people recognaize him for what he did the pop genre, they don't care if he was a good person or a bad one.

Speaks volumes about society as a whole, doesn't it? Granted, it was never proven, but if it had been & people chose to overlook it? That's almost as bad as the crime itself.

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Can you please post a link to the "proof" that he molested children?

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Soooo disrespectful...

Look...Like many have already said, there is no proof he molested any child. If you don't like the guy or they way he lived his life, fine, but to bring this up when the man has past on is just poor taste imo.

The fact of the matter is that even if you don't like the man or his music, he is considered by many (fans, music lovers, artist themselves) to be the greatest performer/entertainer ever and his music has brought joy to a lot of people for decades, and it's just pure negligence to act like you don't understand that and bring up something there is no proof of to try and discredit him. *smh*

...c'mon man -_-

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The fact that everyone here is waving off an artists rape as okay because they don't care as long as they do what they're supposed to do is kind if scary to me.

In the case of MJ wasn't it never proven though?

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The fact that everyone here is waving off an artists rape as okay because they don't care add long as they do what they're supposed to do is kind if scary to me.

Same.

In the case of MJ wasn't it never proven though?

The first time was settled out of court, and he was acquitted the second time.

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Because he was awesome

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Well personally, I still don't think he did it.

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@theacidskull: It's about separating the artist's work from the artist them self. Is it right to judge how good art is when you have the bias of the artist's life which probably has nothing to do with the art itself? Unless their life has some context with their art, you can separate the artist from the work they do.

It's the same way I can recognize that Chris Benoit was an extremely talented technical wrestler, my favorite wrestler of all time and I can still watch his matches and recognize he was a terrible human being (more tragic than anything as his career wrecked his brain and that's why I think he went loony, but that's another point)

Gandhi slept in the bed naked with his grandaughter, and he seemed to have hated darker complexion people. Sure, they're terrible, but it's not going to overshadow everything he did.

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#47  Edited By Black_Claw

The bigger question is why are people still accusing MJ of molesting? The accusations were NEVER proven. And besides, the man is dead. Give it a rest people.

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#48  Edited By Wolverine008

The fact that everyone here is waving off an artists rape as okay because they don't care as long as they do what they're supposed to do is kind if scary to me.

In the case of MJ wasn't it never proven though?

Sorry if that's what it sounded like I was trying to elucidate. What I meant that if the OP meant why do people still praise Michael Jackson's music, then I don't care about the molestation accusations because Jackson's morality/actions isn't of any relation to the quality. I was just saying that because I don't like someone from a personal standpoint that I still can't enjoy their product.

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#49  Edited By MonsterStomp

@albusan said:

Everything is not always black & white.

Come over to the grey side.

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I like his music, regardless of the allegations made against him. Would you hate on your favourite actor if he was suddenly accused of raping someone?