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In 2002, the “Living With Michael Jackson” documentary was filmed and aired in February 2003. Michael Jackson hired journalist Martin Bashir to interview him in the privacy of his home, in a vain attempt to set the public’s mind at ease about his suspicious activities. The film begins with Michael and Martin strolling about the grounds of his amusement park after dark. All the rides are lit up and operating at full tilt with no one on them. Then we see Jackson giggling for some unknown reason as Bashir stares at the ground with a “This has to be the weirdest assignment I’ve ever accepted” look on his face. It’s a sad, peculiar scene.

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Next, we’re transported to a wooded area of Neverland Ranch where Jackson breaks into a trot and scampers up a tree. He calls to Bashir,“Aren’t you coming?” Bashir answers,“No way!” Why would he hire a professional journalist to interview him and then act like he wanted to conduct the interview in a tree? Oh wait, I remember! It’s because we’re supposed view Michael Jackson as a sweet, naive little boy, that’s why!
There’s something else interesting about that scene. Michael doesn’t immediately come back down when Martin makes it clear that he isn’t about to climb a tree with his slippery street shoes on. Instead, Michael sits up there for a while. How do I know? Because it includes footage of this man/child NOT being interviewed! He’s just sitting in the tree, seemingly reminiscing about life. As strange is it may seem, the camera catches a close up of his profile (Face it, Michael Jackson had a bizarre profile after he got his nose cut off.) The cameraman doesn’t get a shot of Jackson from the ground; he’s up in the tree with him, looking down!

Let me see if I have this right...Martin Bashir wouldn’t climb that tree because he was afraid that he might fall but a cameraman carrying cumbersome recording equipment climbed that tree to get a close up? Let’s hope he had a camcorder!

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After he shows Bashir what a playful 46-year-old boy he can be, we’re finally permitted inside. The cameraman captures Jackson with a group of joy filled children, presumably Gavin and his brother and sister. The camera briefly focuses on their fresh faces briefly before landing squarely on Michael Jackson’s mangled mug. Yikes! They really ought to warn you before they do that! As you listen in on their conversation, they’re talking about how sick Gavin was before he met his “healer.”(You guessed it,“Michael Jackson.”) Gavin appears choked with emotion and looks like he’s trying not to cry.

It’s a moment that soars right over the heads of the fans that are only tuning in to see the “King of Pop.” We’re introduced to a boy on the threshold of adulthood, finally feeling well enough to do what other boys his age might do, trying hard to swallow the lump in his throat as he recalls how sick he was and MJ fans thoroughly despise every inch of him. This is the fiend that said it broke his heart when he passed Michael in the courthouse hallway and Jackson completely snubbed him.

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Anyone wanna comment on how you felt when that interview shows MJ’s new “Rubba Boy” Gavin submissively laying his head on MJ’s shoulder?

Of course, we didn’t know that Gavin was sharing MJ’s bed when this film was released. A couple months would pass before this happy lad came forward and dropped the boom on “Daddy Michael!”

“Why can't you share your bed?”

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I put the blame for the scene entirely on Jackson. How could he conceive the scene was going to put him in a positive light is beyond my comprehension. Considering, we knew a previous young boy accused him of sexual misconduct and he ended up paying him $20 million dollars. He was begging the police, "Hey Guys. Come investigate me again. You can take pictures of my spotted ding-dong again".

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Finally, Jackson settles down and gets down to business. Why he felt compelled to inform the world why he figures taking unrelated children into his bed is no big deal is baffling.

Apparently, he was under the impression that all he would have to do is tell everyone that it was just harmless, innocent fun and everyone would love him again. It failed miserably. Part of the reason why it did was because he persuaded his latest bed buddy, Gavin Arvizo to join him on the set. This was a bad move. It’s evident that Jackson paid little or no attention to his advisers by now.

Gavin sits directly next to Jackson, holding his hand and resting his head submissively upon his shoulder. It’s a less than comforting sight for anyone that doesn’t believe that anything Michael Jackson does should be regarded as completely normal. It’s reported that he had pulled Gavin aside before the interview and told him to tell Bashir that he had slept on the floor and miraculously cured his cancer with his love. As bulletproof as Jackson may have thought this sounded, it didn’t translate well on film. Right on cue, Gavin begins gushing about what a swell time he had in Michael’s bed when suddenly, Jackson cuts in. Apparently, Gavin wasn’t sticking to his alibi faithfully enough and he felt the need to clarify that although Gavin “begged” Michael to get into bed with him…“I slept on the floor! What was I in, a sleeping bad or something?” Gavin answers with a broad smile on his face,“No, you had a pile of blankets to sleep on.”

Gavin and Michael’s recollections of what he slept on don’t match!

If you want an example of how biased the MJ community can be, this is it. These hecklers don’t hesitate to raise the roof over the way Gavin and his brother’s testimonies weren’t carbon copies of each other in Jackson’s criminal trial, claiming that proves what evil liars they were. What shall we call how Gavin and Michael’s stories don’t line up here?

A coincidence?

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A common misconception the f'loons throw out there in their pathetic effort to vindicate Jackson. Is that Gavin wanted and asked Michael Jackson if he could specifically sleep in his bedroom. In other words, the f'loons are attempting to plant seeds that Gavin's motive was to spend the night with Jackson and possibly raise a sexual abuse allegation. Can anything be more stupid?? A young boy going through all that for the sake of money.

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Michael doesn’t fully confess that he invited Gavin to share his bed. What he says is that children naturally wanted to be near him every second and kept asking if they could. Jackson claims,“I told them, if your parents say it’s alright, then okay, you can.” While this makes perfect sense to the fans that were already dreaming of getting tucked into bed with Michael themselves, less infatuated people have to wonder, what do you suppose was stopping him from being the responsible adult he portrayed himself as and when those starstruck kids asked if they could sleep in his bed saying,“No, that wouldn’t be appropriate, but there’s a nice safe bed for you in my guestroom with the others and in the morning we can all go ride my roller coaster together?” You know, like a responsible adult would do?

Jackson tells Bashir,“I serve them warm milk and cookies. It’s very sweet and charming. It’s what the whole world should do!” Suddenly, his voice breaks with emotion over how “Children don’t even eat with their fathers or mothers anymore!” In an instant, all that unbearable sorrow vanishes from his voice when he adds,“The family bond has been broken” a few seconds later. Michael Jackson learned a long time ago that he could gain sympathy by turning on the ol’ tears. Here, he switches the water works on and right back off again in a blink of an eye!

“Why can't you share your bed?”

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ononothimagin wrote:
Michael doesn’t fully confess that he invited Gavin to share his bed. What he says is that children naturally wanted to be near him every second and kept asking if they could. Jackson claims,“I told them, if your parents say it’s alright, then okay, you can.” While this makes perfect sense to the fans that were already dreaming of getting tucked into bed with Michael themselves, less infatuated people have to wonder, what do you suppose was stopping him from being the responsible adult he portrayed himself as and when those starstruck kids asked if they could sleep in his bed saying,“No, that wouldn’t be appropriate, but there’s a nice safe bed for you in my guestroom with the others and in the morning we can all go ride my roller coaster together?” You know, like a responsible adult would do?
Jackson tells Bashir,“I serve them warm milk and cookies. It’s very sweet and charming. It’s what the whole world should do!” Suddenly, his voice breaks with emotion over how “Children don’t even eat with their fathers or mothers anymore!” In an instant, all that unbearable sorrow vanishes from his voice when he adds,“The family bond has been broken” a few seconds later. Michael Jackson learned a long time ago that he could gain sympathy by turning on the ol’ tears. Here, he switches the water works on and right back off again in a blink of an eye!
I do believe he tells the children to get permission from their parents. But he does this to cover his behind. He wants them to spend the night from the beginning, but if he doesn't do it properly he is going to look bad. So the only way to look good is by telling the children to ask their parent. He must have felt very confident they would grant permission too. It's likely beforehand he treated the parents to something extravagant or expensive. He knew how to butter them up. He was a massive manipulator.

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The most revealing feature on Michael Jackson’s face is his eyes. It’s the only part of his face that he couldn’t change with reconstructive surgery. You can see shame in his eyes. He looks cornered; as if he’s embarrassed to have this kid cover for him. When Bashir asks,“Is it really appropriate for a grown man to share his bed with unrelated children?” Michael puts on his sweetest little boy face and answers in a tiny voice,“Of course! The most loving thing to do is to share your bed with someone!”

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The problem I have with the “I slept on the floor” alibi is that Jackson candidly admits to going to bed with other children in another part of this interview. He physically places himself under the covers of his bed with Malcaulay Culkin and his sister, so why would he have alternate sleeping arrangements for Gavin? Are we to assume that his mother agreed to let her son into his bed but told the “King of Pop” that he needed to sleep on the floor?
If Michael Jackson had permission from the parents to share his bed with their children, why would he sleep on the floor? If he had nothing but good intentions for those boys, why wouldn’t he climb into bed with them and touch them with his pure, unconditional love? Wouldn’t sleeping on the floor give them the message that something was wrong? Bashir asks Gavin,“Did your parents come with you?” Gavin was clearly trying to protect his friendship with the “King of Pop” when he stammers,“Yeah, most of the time but I was (mumble, mumble) WASN’T with my parents, I was mainly with Michael.”

Let’s recap, shall we? Jackson promised those parents he would provide a nice safe bed for their kids in his guestroom. Suddenly, out of the blue, they gave a 46-year-old man accused of molesting a child in 1993 their blessing to go to bed with their children while they weren’t there? Jackson assures Bashir that,“Children like to be touched!”

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I mean, really.... How humble do his fans think this mega-superstar was?

Are we to believe that Gavin's mother agreed to let her son spend the night in MJ's bed under the strict condition that “THE KING” must sleep on the floor?

MJ wouldn't do anything he was told him to do!! That's what his fans love about him, HE WAS A RULE BREAKER!

I don't think he included the parents in that decision at all!!!

Can you image the shock it must (should) have been for those nutty parents after they handed their babies over to this "trustful" stranger, only to find out that Junior wasn't sleeping in his assigned bed as planned?

Nope, he was stripping down to his skivvies and climbing inside an unrelated adult's bed instead!!!!

I would race over to Neverland so fast, I'd probably kill someone!!!

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There MUST have been a few parents that objected to this nonsense!!

I think MJ anticipated it and instructed his accountant to pay instigators off with hush money!!!

How much, we may never know but maybe one day we'll hear from some of them!!

“VITILIGO”

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Very interesting and insightful. May God bless you and your sincere child protecting heart, Ononothimagin.

Upon reading your full and compassionate flow I came over all fuzzy. I liken the intensity of my emotion to something akin to what a confirmed atheist experiences when blessed by the pope.

That is bwahahahahahahaha.

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The parents were the "bad guys," remember?

Ask any MJ fan why their hero felt it was important to take children to bed with him and they'll say, "Cuz those poor kids weren't getting enough love at home!!"

Why in the hell would MJ gave a damn about what some inferior parent thinks should be allowed at his "House of Fun??"

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Neverland was the place for kids to escape the tyranny of their parents and do whatever they pleased, remember?

Why would this rebel give a damn about what some dumb old fuddy duddy thinks?

He had turned his bedroom into a sanctuary for lost children!!

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"This one’s for all the lost children
This one’s for all the lost children, wishing them well
And wishing them home

When you sit there addressing, counting your blessings
Biding your time
When you lay me down sleeping and my heart is weeping
Because I’m keeping a place"

- LOST CHILDREN by Michael Jackson

Well ain't that special?
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ononothimagin wrote:
"This one’s for all the lost children
This one’s for all the lost children, wishing them well
And wishing them home
When you sit there addressing, counting your blessings
Biding your time
When you lay me down sleeping and my heart is weeping
Because I’m keeping a place"
- LOST CHILDREN by Michael Jackson
Well ain't that special?
I like it. And if you don't, then don't listen to it.
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ononothimagin wrote:
I mean, really.... How humble do his fans think this mega-superstar was?
Are we to believe that Gavin's mother agreed to let her son spend the night in MJ's bed under the strict condition that “THE KING” must sleep on the floor?
MJ wouldn't do anything he was told him to do!! That's what his fans love about him, HE WAS A RULE BREAKER!
I don't think he included the parents in that decision at all!!!
Can you image the shock it must (should) have been for those nutty parents after they handed their babies over to this "trustful" stranger, only to find out that Junior wasn't sleeping in his assigned bed as planned?
Nope, he was stripping down to his skivvies and climbing inside an unrelated adult's bed instead!!!!
I would race over to Neverland so fast, I'd probably kill someone!!!
Too bad MJ didn't just have sleepovers the way everyone else does, in sleeping bags strewn out all over the living room floor, in plain view of everyone else in the household.

Then you'd just have to find something else to complain about, which in your case, wouldn't take very long.

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