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Thread #77785   Message #1391052
Posted By: George Papavgeris
28-Jan-05 - 05:21 AM
Thread Name: BS: Will Michael Jackson beat the rap?
Subject: RE: BS: Will Michael Jackson beat the rap?
I liked his music back when. When he started showing the first sign of weirdness he put me off. Since then, he has been giving me the creeps. Is he guilty? Dunno for sure, I will leave this to the courts; meanwhile, no kid of mine would be allowed anywhere near him, just for his weirdness.

I don't think we can like someone's music independently of what we think of the persona the singer projects. If I still like his early stuff it's because I associate it with the younger, simpler, normal (?) MJ, and not with the egocentric, nature-perverting creature he has become.