<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2002/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/06/jackson.recording.industry.ap/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2002/SHOWBIZ/Music/07/06/jackson.recording.industry.ap/index.html</a>
You know, if this was ANYONE else at the center of this, I MIGHT be inclined to spare a little more interest/belief.
But when the most pathetic, clownish and irrelevant performer in pop is paired with the most shit-stirring, publicity-whoring loudmouth in politics, it's just not a good thing. I can't think of two WORST possible figureheads or spokespeople than Jackson and Sharpton for this little "movement".
Read that last paragraph in that CNN article. Jackson seems about half off his rocker. Or, at the very least, simply childish and idiotic.
It's not our fault he's an overrated has-been and makes lame music. Maybe if he put more thought, effort and energy into writing GOOD songs and really caring about the MUSIC as much as he does being "famous" and all, he might actually sell an album or two.
Michael, maybe you're just a weirdo who has lost touch. Maybe you're a Johnny One-Note and shot your wad two decades ago with "Thriller". That seems to be the consensus.
I like how he seems to be blaming everyone except himself for his stalled career and has-been status.
Something tells me that Sony could've poured $200 million dollars into marketing his last stupid album (and yes, I heard it...out of morbid curiosity, I just had to!), people STILL wouldn't care because he's a bit of a hack and a cheeseball who seems stuck in 1989 and hasn't really moved on, has he?
Just my opinion. But, of course, I'm right.