Commentary: Michael Jackson's death a...

Commentary: Michael Jackson's death a sad reflection of our celebrity obsession

There are 60 comments on the Canada.com story from Jan 31, 2011, titled Commentary: Michael Jackson's death a sad reflection of our celebrity obsession. In it, Canada.com reports that:

From the moment Michael Jackson hit our cultural radar - back in 1969 as an 11-year-old singing and dancing dynamo with The Jackson Five, and then with that magical Billie Jean moonwalk in 1983, and now, with his death Thursday at the age of 50 - the story of the world's most famous pop star is one of both triumph and tragedy.

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Josephine

San Mateo, CA

#1 Jan 31, 2011
This quote is the truth:
With Jackson's death comes the reminder that, if he had become a caricature of all that is shameful about the cult of celebrity, then we are at least partly responsible for extinguishing the shining star. Comes, too, the reminder that he is, and was, one of the most dazzling artists to moonwalk into our lives.

I love you so much Michael J Jackson R.I.P

Since: Feb 09

I'm just sayin'

#2 Jan 31, 2011
But he was awesome....
Disgusted

San Francisco, CA

#3 Jan 31, 2011
Josephine wrote:
This quote is the truth:
With Jackson's death comes the reminder that, if he had become a caricature of all that is shameful about the cult of celebrity, then we are at least partly responsible for extinguishing the shining star. Comes, too, the reminder that he is, and was, one of the most dazzling artists to moonwalk into our lives.
I love you so much Michael J Jackson R.I.P
You love the caricature celebrity worship created? The author may as well have been writing about you.
Josephine

San Mateo, CA

#4 Jan 31, 2011
Disgusted wrote:
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You love the caricature celebrity worship created? The author may as well have been writing about you.
I like your title you must be describing yourself b/c you are disgusting! He was a musical genius full of talent and life. He was a loving father, brother and son. If you had a brain the article is describing how ppl had a disconnect between the celebrity and the human. They looked at Michael Jackson like a cartoon without feelings you can throw daggers at. Michael being the most famous
celebrity around the world could not breath
without being criticized. Michsel was not able
to live a normal life being people did not give him the chance too. Michaels talent will
nevee be matched or touched. He was a
great msn as well a loving father a
humanatarian. I love Michael Jackson because was human who simply wanted to give back to the world what was given to him. And to those that make jokes about bogus charges please check FBI.gov . So at the end Disgusted you should only be disgusted with yourself for your lack of knowledge.
JLa

Frisco, TX

#5 Jan 31, 2011
Disgusted wrote:
<quoted text>You love the caricature celebrity worship created? The author may as well have been writing about you.
Disgusted wrote:
<quoted text>
You love the caricature celebrity worship created? The author may as well have been writing about you.
I like your title you must be describing yourself b/c you are disgusting! He was a musical genius full of talent and life. He was a loving father, brother and son. If you had a brain the article is describing how ppl had a disconnect between the celebrity and the human. They looked at Michael Jackson like a cartoon without feelings you can throw daggers at. Michael being the most famous
celebrity around the world could not breath
without being criticized. Michsel was not able
to live a normal life being people did not give him the chance too. Michaels talent will
nevee be matched or touched. He was a
great msn as well a loving father a
humanatarian. I love Michael Jackson because was human who simply wanted to give back to the world what was given to him. And to those that make jokes about bogus charges please check FBI.gov . So at the end Disgusted you should only be disgusted with yourself for your lack of knowledge.
Disgusted

San Francisco, CA

#6 Jan 31, 2011
Josephine wrote:
<quoted text>
I like your title you must be describing yourself b/c you are disgusting! He was a musical genius full of talent and life. He was a loving father, brother and son. If you had a brain the article is describing how ppl had a disconnect between the celebrity and the human. They looked at Michael Jackson like a cartoon without feelings you can throw daggers at. Michael being the most famous
celebrity around the world could not breath
without being criticized. Michsel was not able
to live a normal life being people did not give him the chance too. Michaels talent will
nevee be matched or touched. He was a
great msn as well a loving father a
humanatarian. I love Michael Jackson because was human who simply wanted to give back to the world what was given to him. And to those that make jokes about bogus charges please check FBI.gov . So at the end Disgusted you should only be disgusted with yourself for your lack of knowledge.
If I had any doubt you were insane, you have just removed it. Not only have you bought into the public image he presented to the public, but you worship it on bended knee. I would tell you to read the legal documents, but I think you would either refuse to accept the obvious, or your mind would break because reality would puncture your fantasy. Besides, I don't think you got the tutoring you needed for your reading-comprehension ability.
JLa

Frisco, TX

#7 Jan 31, 2011
Disgusted wrote:
<quoted text>If I had any doubt you were insane, you have just removed it. Not only have you bought into the public image he presented to the public, but you worship it on bended knee. I would tell you to read the legal documents, but I think you would either refuse to accept the obvious, or your mind would break because reality would puncture your fantasy. Besides, I don't think you got the tutoring you needed for your reading-comprehension ability.
I don't have a fantasy about the man. I Know he was not perfect.I know who he was because my husband use to work with him. I know what was going around him. He did no deserve to be criticized the way he was all of his life. His children should still have their father. Go ahead critiqued my remarks all you want. I don't care

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#8 Jan 31, 2011
JLa wrote:
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I don't have a fantasy about the man. I Know he was not perfect.I know who he was because my husband use to work with him. I know what was going around him.
The Bull you f'loons dish out.
smilemj

UK

#9 Feb 1, 2011
BillyDaKid09 wrote:
<quoted text>The Bull you f'loons dish out.
Interesting, anybody who claim to have known MJ seem to upset you somehow.
I wonder way. What's the psychological reason?
smilewj

Horsens, Denmark

#10 Feb 1, 2011
smilemj wrote:
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Interesting, anybody who claim to have known MJ seem to upset you somehow.
I wonder way. What's the psychological reason?
Interesting. Anybody who claimed Wacko might have had a screw loose or two seems to make you believe they were part of a conspiracy against him.
I wonder WHY? What's the psychological reason you're so batsh*t crazy?

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#11 Feb 1, 2011
smilewj wrote:
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Interesting. Anybody who claimed Wacko might have had a screw loose or two seems to make you believe they were part of a conspiracy against him.
I wonder WHY? What's the psychological reason you're so batsh*t crazy?
RLMAO! Couldn't have said it better myself.
smilemj

UK

#12 Feb 1, 2011
BillyDaKid09 wrote:
<quoted text>RLMAO! Couldn't have said it better myself.
Are you going to answer my question or are you going to work your way out of it as usual?

An NFL Fan

“Brevity is the soule of wit”

Since: May 09

USA

#13 Feb 1, 2011
smilemj wrote:
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Are you going to answer my question or are you going to work your way out of it as usual?
All I can say is this:

Since: Jan 09

Location hidden

#14 Feb 1, 2011
smilemj wrote:
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Are you going to answer my question or are you going to work your way out of it as usual?
Since you are getting snippy, I won't answer your silly question.
condition of anonymity

Brooksville, FL

#15 Feb 2, 2011
Mr. Jackson always sent one of his bodyguards to buy condoms for him.

http://www.waltsense.com/storage/articles/200...
smilemj

UK

#16 Feb 2, 2011
BillyDaKid09 wrote:
<quoted text>Since you are getting snippy, I won't answer your silly question.
So you're going to work your way out of answering my question as usual. Thought so.
smilemj

UK

#17 Feb 2, 2011
An NFL Fan wrote:
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All I can say is this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =XWG74gXSSugXX
Is that what you call funny?

An NFL Fan

“Brevity is the soule of wit”

Since: May 09

USA

#18 Feb 2, 2011
smilemj wrote:
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Is that what you call funny?
It's what many people consider to be funny, sourpuss.

J-J-Jina Wild

“VITILIGO”

Since: Jun 10

IS A BIOTCH

#19 Feb 2, 2011
An NFL Fan wrote:
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It's what many people consider to be funny, sourpuss.
We're on the same wavelength, buddy. I thought it was bloody hilarious!
smilemj

UK

#20 Feb 2, 2011
Well,I'm glad I don't share your same wavelength.
Making fun of someone's pain has never been and never will be my idea of fun.

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