Archive for the ‘Michael Jackson’ Category

Happy Birthday to you,

August 29, 2009

Happy birthday to you,

Happy birthday to…..MICHAEL JACKSON

Happy birthday to you.

Wherever you are.

Not another one!

July 4, 2009

Oh please

First. Jordan Chandler lied, now Michael Jackson faked his own death and hiding out in Hungary. Hold on, has anyone ever seen Michael Jackson and Barack Obama in the same room?

Innocent until proven guilty

June 29, 2009

I’ve been seeing the “news” all over the blogs and Twitter that Jordan Chandler, the 13 year old who originally accused the King of Pop of sexually abusing him, lied, under pressure from his father Evan Chandler. I never believed the accusations of Michael Jackson’s guilt. I am not usually so cavalier about internet facts but I got too excited this time around. Thanks though to some fellow surfers, who have commented, I do not know whether the news story is true.

I want it to be true. On the one hand, it matters because if Jordan Chandler lied, what he did was wrong and he should be punished. But it’s important to bear in mind that he was a kid. We were all kids once and we know that parents always hold a degree of power over us, which never really disappears.  Most of the time, it’s why we behave well, are nice to others, did well at school, keep in touch with our culture and are generally good citizens. But, some parents abuse this power for the own ends, for sexual gratification or relieve stress. If this story is true, Evan Chandler abused his position as parent in getting his son to lie to defame a reputation and to exploit for money. It could be argued that Evan Chandler is a child abuser.

On the other hand, whether Jordan Chandler lied or not, doesn’t really matter. Michael Jackson has never been convicted in a court of law of child abuse. So, as far as I am concerned, he is innocent.