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    Post Dark Skin Michael And Racism In The Fan Community

    This has been a subject that been going in the community lately and i'm making this thread to talk about it because it is very important topic to talk about.

    alot of fans lately been noticing racism in the community. for example alot fans been saying why thriller dark skinned Michael doesn't get alot of attention like dangerous, history, and invincible michael?


    some fans been noticing that alot michael jackson impersonators are white or hispanic and latino which nothing wrong with that but alot fans feel they forgetting that michael was black man.

    some fans feel that if michael never had vitiligo that some of them wouldn't have jobs impersonating michael in the first place.

    also some fans been experiencing racism to some fans not letting them join groups etc because they dark skin.

    Michael Trapson has talked about this and alot others and i agree.

    we need more dark skinned Michael in the community also if any michael jackson fan being racist needs to be call out.

    Michael was all about loving one another no matter what race you was or what your interests were.

    this community need alot of that.
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    Default Re: Dark Skin Michael And Racism In The Fan Community

    Wonderouzmj who is a member here is a wonderful Michael impersonator and well "black".

    I don't know how much of a thing it is but it's true I see more white impersonators and the era pre bad is often forgotten in terms of clothing, dance style and looks

    It makes me wonder are there perhaps J5 cover bands or impersonators around?

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    I agree that the MJ fan community could use more diverse representation.

    A lot of the Michael Jackson impersonators incorporate his later, more iconic songs and routines. They mimic his dance style and mannerisms from later eras, and so much of the style of the Victory Tour Michael Jackson is not replicated. Most impersonators I have seen mimic a Dangerous/HIStory style of MJ.

    It is an interesting question of whether or not white/Hispanic people would be able to so easily impersonate MJ if he had not had vitiligo. I believe he would have many impersonators regardless, but perhaps not as many non-dark skin impersonators.

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    Default Re: Dark Skin Michael And Racism In The Fan Community

    This should have nothing to do with impersonators !!
    That's not the problem

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    Default Re: Dark Skin Michael And Racism In The Fan Community

    Quote Originally Posted by JichaelMackson View Post
    Wonderouzmj who is a member here is a wonderful Michael impersonator and well "black".

    I don't know how much of a thing it is but it's true I see more white impersonators and the era pre bad is often forgotten in terms of clothing, dance style and looks

    It makes me wonder are there perhaps J5 cover bands or impersonators around?
    I'm not sure they exist but one time i think were and they got called out for blackface. i'm not sure if there any black J5 impersonators. yes i agree it's sad to know many people don't know motown and victory michael. michael trapson said he didn't know about victory michael until later on in his life he's biracial. that's sad and really appreciate him doing victory and alittle bad michael. how can people forget about motwon and victory michael? he was well known in those eras. what the heck?



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    Default Re: Dark Skin Michael And Racism In The Fan Community

    I understand that racism is a touchy and frustrating subject especially for those affected by it....
    But turning this into a debate about MJ impersonators I think is going too far and borders to exposing racism of black people towards non-black.

    So from the perspective of black people complaining about this... who is the blame on?
    Michael Jackson, for having Vitiligo turning him light-skinned, and therefor making it somewhat easier for white people to impersonate him if they want to?

    Who held back more black people to become MJ impersonators even after Michael underwent that change?

    Had the two most known MJ impersonators, Navi and Ecasanova, who are both dark skinned, a problem to appear light-skinned via makeup, mimicking Michaels skin desease? Nope.

    Was there ever a demand especially for white Michael Jackson impersonators?
    It's not like MJ impersonation is an industry, it's just a few very dedicated people and you're lucky if you find a good one who can get the dance about half way right. So who really cares about the skin color?
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    Default Re: Dark Skin Michael And Racism In The Fan Community

    I don't think people are forgetting that Michael was black. Many fans just like the albums that came after Thriller more. Also we have more live videos from later tours so they get more attention.
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    I’d definitely like to see more Black people in this field, and I hope that will change a little when MJ the musical is out. I’m generally not a fan of people trying to copy MJ’s look. They almost always end up looking like a parody. Who I really enjoy watching, though, are people who take what MJ did, and develop their own thing based on that.

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    White people for obvious reason can't be pre-Bad Era impersonators, but it's well accepted that some black impersonator make their faces white with make up to impersonate him after the Bad era.
    I agree that we need more Thriller era impersonators etc. but if few black impersonators are interested into doing it, how can you blame Caucasians like they "whitewashed" the image of Michael Jackson?

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    How about this: Everyone who knows of a Black impersonator posts their videos in this thread, so we can take them and share on our social media to drive more attention to them?

    I’m personally not much into impersonators, but I would be glad to help spreading the word.
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    Default Re: Dark Skin Michael And Racism In The Fan Community

    Personally I don't care what colour skin an MJ tribute artist/impersonator has. I just enjoy seeing my favourite artist being loved and celebrated.

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    I think, when people get to see more Black impersonators or tribute artists, this would help combat the persistent misconception that MJ wanted to be white.

    I saw a Tweet the other day where someone said MJ mainly had white fans. I know people don’t get out of the house much these days, but how on Earth would anyone come to this conclusion?

    We need more Black representation in all fields, so if posting someone’s MJ tribute on my Twitter can help with that, I’m in.

    Post them & I’ll share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JichaelMackson View Post
    Wonderouzmj who is a member here is a wonderful Michael impersonator and well "black".
    Do you have a link to their YouTube channel or something?
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    Default Re: Dark Skin Michael And Racism In The Fan Community

    So because a lot of Michael Jackson impersonators are white, that means there is racism in the fan community? Why don't more black Michael Jackson fans impersonate his Thriller, Off The Wall eras then? Obviously the white MJ fans can't impersonate his pre Dangerous look for obvious reasons.

    And from what I have noticed a lot of MJ impersonators are quite young. Most of them seem to be in their 20s and 30s, and they grew up in the 90s and 2000s during Dangerous, History & Invincible eras. So it's understandable that those three eras are more relatable and close to their hearts, which is why you see more impersonators impersonating Michael from those eras.

    I know this thread is inspired by what that clown Michael Trapson said. He said in a few of his videos that anyone whose favourite Michael eras are Dangerous, History or Invincible could be a racist. What a fool. I unsubscribed from his channel the minute he said that gibberish.

    Of course racism is a problem in our world, but there is no need to link something as sweet and innocent as Michael Jackson fans impersonating him to racism.

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