^ and people got the nerves to say MJ didn't like to be black when these quotes were out there for years
I know I'm late as hell to this convo, but the media played on feelings/thoughts that for whatever reason were already there about Michael (especially within the black community), and a bunch of dumbass people fell for it hook line and sinker.
Being black myself though, it honestly disgust me how so many other black people were willing to turn on Michael (the biggest and most known black entertainer/artist to ever do it) because of a lie propagated by the media that wasn't true in any shape or form.
To this day I still see that dumbass MJ was a self hater shit.
If I so much as catch a vibe that someone feels that way about Michael I'm like f*** you and the horse you rode in on (well maybe not the horse, horses are cool, LOL).
Edit: Also Michael was definitely right when he said the bigger the star the bigger the target because there are other black stars/entertainers/artists that have actually went out of the way to tell everyone that their something other then black and/or that have actually shown self hating tendencies, but THEY didn't/haven't gotten it 1/4th as bad as Michael who never said anything other then that he was a proud black man.
I've always kinda felt like it's a mostly American thing though considering that Michael was literally crowned an African King in Sanwi.