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    Re: Is Michael Jackson Overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    And I strongly disagree. All manner of artists use gimmicks, that doesn't make them strange.
    There's a difference: Alice Cooper dressed up in make-up, acted a part that was integral to his musical persona. He was NOT the same person and is not today the same person as he is when he's on stage. That's an act, or as you put it - a gimmick. Michael Jackson was not putting on an act - he was the weird strange person on stage and off. MJ was not playing a part, not acting ... that was really him.

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    On the plastic surgery front, I heard at one point that as long as he could still see his father's face in his own, he couldn't bear looking at himself. Don't know if it's true or not, but it makes sense.
    Probably very true, but I really don't count his plastic surgery as part of his weirdness. That was some inner issue he had.
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    Re: Is Michael Jackson Overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    There's a difference: Alice Cooper dressed up in make-up, acted a part that was integral to his musical persona. He was NOT the same person and is not today the same person as he is when he's on stage. That's an act, or as you put it - a gimmick. Michael Jackson was not putting on an act - he was the weird strange person on stage and off. MJ was not playing a part, not acting ... that was really him.

    Probably very true, but I really don't count his plastic surgery as part of his weirdness. That was some inner issue he had.
    I read somewhere (we did a profile on him years ago) that his ultimate driving factor behind the plastic surgery was to transform himself into a walking anime character. Guy was walking proof that money cant buy happiness.

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    Re: Is Michael Jackson Overrated?

    Michael Jackson was weird as crap, looked like an alien by the end, and was very likely a child toucher.

    None of which makes him any less of an amazingly talented singer, songwriter, and dancer than being an idiot and very likely a murder makes OJ Simpson any less of an amazing runner. Or that being a drug dealer and person engaging in child prostitution made Lawerence Taylor any less prolific as the greatest LB of all time.

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    Re: Is Michael Jackson Overrated?

    There's a reason he is called the "King of Pop".
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    Re: Is Michael Jackson Overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Me.
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    Gonna need proof.

    The only one that comes even close is Usher!
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    Re: Is Michael Jackson Overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Muffinz! View Post
    There's a reason he is called the "King of Pop".
    because he popped young boys in the bootyhole?
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    Re: Is Michael Jackson Overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Gonna need proof.

    The only one that comes even close is Usher!
    Wade Robson, but that's just in the dancing sense. Insane talent.

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    Re: Is Michael Jackson Overrated?

    Lets see whos better....
    Dean Martin
    Sammy Davis Jr.
    Jameas Brown
    and every Blues player.
    Thats just off the top of my head.
    Michael Jackson is FARRRRRR overrated.

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    George Strait and Garth Brooks.... much better than MJ.
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    Re: Is Michael Jackson Overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Michael Jackson can dance and sing. But so can many, MANY others. Was he just there at the right time and right place? Is he REALLY that good? King of Pop? or just a guy that was very talented but overrated?
    Right time - right place - right group of people willing ot listen and watch.

    I was a huge fan of is because I started listening in my early years to the Jackson 5 - and that continued with him up until he molested whats-his-face all those years ago. . .then it promptly ended. I was just a pre-teen at that time and found the idea to just be disgusting and it robbed him of any future musical appeal he would have had.

    I also thought his life story - before all that - was very interesting, read all his books and poetry.

    But he was a terrible dancer - I never liked any of his moves. And the older I was when being a fan the less I liked his voice and other things about his persona.
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    Re: Is Michael Jackson Overrated?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    because he popped young boys in the bootyhole?
    Well that wasn't funny at all.
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