Not sure if that was a shot at my post but I don't see too many people comment on how it affects his family...
I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to offend you, with my sarcasm. It just blows my mind every time someone goes to the effort of 1. Paying attention to the thread’s title longer than a fraction of a nano-second before scrolling on past it. 2. Actually click on this actual thread itself and MOST of all 3. Take the time to type ALL THAT (referring to your first remark not the one quoted) to be dismissive of the whole topic. It always strikes as a bit disengenuious for that reason
...and you’re not the first or only and won’t be the last to do it.
They mostly do all the exact same things. Rarely EVER taking anything of GRAVE CONCERN to one of their fellow fans point by point - just completely dismissive as if everything surrounding Michael’s death is as normal as white on rice.
They ALL go through all 3 of those steps above, just to be DISMISSIVE.
It reminds me of how everyone claims to “dismiss” Pearl jr and yet she has OVER twenty seven THOUSAND (27,000+) subscribers so that’s the general explanation for my sarcasm and I apologize.
Honestly I don’t intend to make anyone feel bad by reading my opinion not the family of course, nor any fellow fans, and all of whom I also trust would be mature enough to uphold my right to have it, especially in view of obvious unanswerable questions.
Disclaimer: If it all feels like some kind of “marketing ploy” to me I apologize as I cannot help seeing through sales/marketing lenses which is why my questions remain in my head despite the fact that it doesn’t matter anymore if it ever did and I do accept the fact that our MJ is gone as he is dead.
The family IMO are not easily “offended” by fans having obvious questions and have been in their position long enough to have noticed that fans come in all forms with a variety of viewpoints about them, many of which are a LOT more offensive than concerned fans still looking for answers.
No offense intended. If threads like this offend them they would avoid it altogether don’t you think?
I actually believe that those most proned to being offended are fellow fans who cannot conceive of their most revered entertainers - “lying” - to them in some way, as if everything about “show” business is completely 100% real and everything you see from a camera shot is literally “worth a thousand words”..that if it’s in quote marks it has to be the TRUTH...our G.O.A.T.s would NEVER, ever “lie” to their “all important” FANS...especially about something as serious as death ...right?
and we know Michael would never play around with something so serious as death-
Unless you count Thriller, Ghosts , Gilda..
I put “lie” in quotes in my comments above because I stand by the concept that imho any entertainer reserves the right to give their audience (theirs is quite world wide) whatever “show” they choose to, and in these days of “reality tv” in all of its varieties, there’s quite a very fine line so I have to challenge anyone’s being offended by normal, genuine, obviously concerning questions about something so serious as our Michael’s death- which I have no reason to doubt happened- without cause. I’m old enough to know that death definitely does happen. It’s a natural fact of life. I’m also old enough to know that there are times to heed the old adage, “Believe none of what you hear, and only half of what you see”
even given the fact that ironically I actually completely accept the fact that Michael Jackson is dead, regardless to my unending inquiry into these aggravating mysteries that some fans just totally dismiss. I would actually love to know how to do that.
And, if this is by chance an elaborate “ruse” full of “red herrings” as appearances and some evidences suggest, it wouldn’t exactly be odd for fans to be “lied to” when you consider other “lies” fans were led to believe were true from the beginning of the career. Why not the end too?
Where do fans even get, “Michael would NEVER lie to his fans” when his fans heard him (sorry) “lie” from the beginning?
Will someone be KIND enough to PLEASE explain the reasoning on that?
Why doesn’t it offend me that if he had to “lie” his way in, he could “lie” his way out! I mean the man was actually only human, hard working dishing himself out to everyone great and small, his WHOLE LIFE...and so of course since he had ZERO normalcy his WHOLE LIFE what if he decided to retire? How in creation would he do it? Announce his retirement? Would that stop people following him everywhere on earth? Sleeping outside his home? What if he actually wanted to be with someone he’d known forever? Or who or whatever else? How come he couldn’t want a shot at healing before it ended for him for real? What if he chose to choose himself over his fans and knowing he had to do it at 50 or never...what if the strongest part of him had to create a believable unfortunate scenario for a world that’s going to think what it wants anyway, to save his sanity
How could he ever have (had) a shot at a normal wife-life if he wanted one, or normal chance to just feel whole and complete wholeness for himself ever, with females and males too always following and fawning and throwing themselves at him and so on.
It really shocks me the tunnel vision, and self-serving, temerity of “fans” who wouldn’t let that man have his space in peace. Obviously I’m speaking for only my own perspective of if I were in his/their shoes but then I really dislike too much attention in any case and was not born for that like Michael was so admittedly I cannot relate to his life, just my own unconditionally optimistic imagination and I do not feel that I’d be offended or surprised if I were to find out that just as David had to play crazy in the wilderness when escaping for his life from King Saul, that MJ & Fam had to do whatever they had to do. (Bible reference: https://biblehub.com/1_samuel/21-13.htm
It makes me krayzee every time I hear a fan says, “Michael would never lie to his fans”. No he wouldn’t , I do agree, unless he had zero choice just like in the beginning.
Was Michael “lying” when he said Diana discovered them? Was he “lying” when he as an acne survivor was drinking fruit juice and selling Pepsi?
In The Motown Story, Michael said, “We did this show in Gary for the mayor...Diane was sitting in the audience, she saw our act, she liked it, she came backstage and talked to us and she said bring us to Motown..” and since then the narrative changed after the truth was revealed about Bobby Taylor being the one who discovered them when they opened for him in Chicago via Gladys Knight who saw them first. He “lied” guys.
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The royal show biz family cannot be surprised that some fans will not easily let Michael “go” and if fans did easily let MJ go with so many glaring unanswered questions lingering, I’d think they would probably be offended by that.
If their loved one actually died they’d likely understand exactly why fans’ questions continue after all this time. If we don’t have the answers they know we don’t have answers.
I have actually wondered if this may be what they meant by, “..remember we always said if we have a chance we’ll plan our work and work our master plan”. Whatever was meant by that the family only knows but remember the song was written for you and for me to interpret.
I’d also imagine that the family are well aware that the entertainer who had fans sleeping outside his house probably has fans that will not just swallow, “oh his middle name changed” “oh the heart doctor didn’t know cpr” “oh the few revealing moments of the surveillance tape immediately went lost” “oh just go watch the illusionist” and just be ok with, “oh he’s just dead”.
I do hope that wherever he is he’s at peace. The world isn’t any kinder either way, we keep the prayers going.
“Heavy is the head that wears the crown”. We fans sometimes forget that.