Michael Jackson: “the Frankenstein of white America”

Very interesting comments by Kwame Kwei-Armah, the actor and playwright, on Sky’s Sunday with Adam Boulton. He said that in his youth, he always regarded Michael Jackson as a good looking black man but was dismayed when he appeared to have morphed into a dodgy white woman. He said that as a black man this was a slap in the face and that it had suggested to him that there was something fundamentally wrong with being a black man. Jackson, he said, had become the Frankenstein of white America.

Michael Jackson the Paedophile

Am I alone in in being nauseated by the wall to wall coverage of the death of Michael Jackson? What has got into people?

He was a musician, talented, yes, but what has he really contributed beyond a few good tunes? Yet the BBC and other broadcasters are presenting his death as a universal tragedy.

He was also a man who liked to go to bed with young boys and I am sure that I am not alone in thinking that this was anything but innocent. The man was a paedophile who did great harm and should be remembered for that. Celebrity is no excuse, no matter how pathetic and tragic he was as an individual.

Michael Jackson and Farrah Fawcett

I am sad that Farrah Fawcett has died. She has bravely faught cancer, lived and died with dignity.

Michael Jackson has also died tonight. It might allow his children some possibility of having a life not ruined by the tragic madness that was Michael Jackson. On that basis I am not sad that he has died.